Things I Didn’t Know About Motherhood Until I Became One

I didn’t realize how mad I could get at my spouse over something so silly.

I didn’t realize how close to the mental brink a child could push me. And the things I would argue over…

I didn’t realize how precious 5 minutes of alone time in the bathroom could be.

I didn’t realize how much pee, poop and puke I would clean up.

I didn’t know that I would resent the time it takes to shower, eat, pee and poop because they take up too much time.

I didn’t know that I would fantasize about a non life threatening injury that would earn me a night in a hospital. Or dream about a hotel bed.

I didn’t know I could love something so much that at times it almost consumes me.

I didn’t know that I could feel actual sickness in my stomach when my child gets hurt or left out.

I didn’t know I would be so tired all the time and still be expected to function like an adult.

I didn’t realize that one day I would look in the mirror and not recognize myself or my body.

I didn’t realize I could get to a point where caffeine had no effect on me.

I didn’t realize just how crappy I’d allow myself to look out in public.

I didn’t realize how I’d often feel like I was taking a test I didn’t study for.

I didn’t realize your heart grows bigger with every child. And that each one brings a new set of challenges, strengths, joy and love to your life.

I didn’t realize how thankful I would be for these little humans.

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