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Things I would do different …

Inspired my friend Brandy and other fellow bloggers,  Ameena ,  Courtney on what kind of things they would do different as a parent or as a pregnant mama… It got me thinking. Definitely there are 1 million things I would do different if there was even a next time or start doing different… Including – just plain simple, not get pregnant in the first place ‘off course that is joke’ — I love these munchkins!

  1. Just write everything down, Yes I have forgotten many funny-priceless moments already!
  2. Talk to every pregnant mama I see and encourage them and tell them they look great – It’s just “weight” and it’s worth the wait!!!
  3. Wait!!… Maybe gain less weight, yes; I know I am an expert at convincing myself the baby needs a slice of cheesecake every afternoon… So this would be very hard to do different. But I will throw it in here for my doctors, you never know!
  4. Not to be all struck up on the schedule, I know it works… BUT sometimes it’s okay for the baby to follow ‘mommy’s schedule’ right?
  5.  Just stop and enjoy each moment and not to worry over small things or tomorrow.
  6. Not to be too paranoid about nursing in public … Not duck into the restroom all the times…we all eat in public so baby can eat in public too right?
  7. Use the Pacifier / binky– It can be exhausting being the cow and the paci at the same time!
  8. Maybe look more into cloth diapers as a money saving option – I know I am too lazy but note the look in my sentence.
  9. Promise not to let myself compare with anybody else or let anybody compare me or my baby with theirs… They are all different and all special in God’s eyes… easy said than done!
  10. Have great comebacks for those who tell me I am enormous and ask me if I am going to have twins… Oh and even better for the strangers who ask me if my pregnancy was planned
  11. Get out of the house sooner – like really sooner! Sleep + Sun = Happy mummy! Since Sleep is at nil, I might as well double up on the sun.
  12. Not to read too much, really rely on my maternal instinct most of the times… not tie myself in knots reading every book I find – too much information (which many times contradicts anyway) can be dangerous
  13. Just pray for the kiddos more than I am doing…..
  14. Take more pregnancy pictures – Yikes!
  15. Last but not least maybe just raise a cow in the backyard… at the rate milk is being consumed in this house, that would have been a cheaper option :)-

Do you sometimes wonder on what you would do different? Share please…. I love this parent journey, it’s like a maze!

36 months of motherhood – 36 Random thoughts

My son is turning 3 yaap it’s been 36 months since I hired my self to this job! I have 36 random things, weird, fun stuff I have learned so far as a mother.

  1. I respect my parents and love them in a new way
  2. A bribe Isn’t as bad as the law puts it ( Lollipops have a magical power)
  3. My baby’s pain feels much worse than my own
  4. Phew, true joy doesn’t come from material wealth or titles
  5. Play dates are for my sanity, nothing to do with my babies playing
  6. I sympathize with parents with screaming kids ~ ‘I-know-the-feeling’
  7. Finally I found out the real reason I have these breasts
  8. I would rather buy a plastic toy than shoes and purses that I am dying to have
  9. Sometimes I feel like a cow –mood and food production
  10. I do things I always said I wouldn’t do when I became a parent because it makes my life easier (like having my kids watch TV or eat sugar/cookies)
  11. I quit watching the news – I see every story from a mother’s perspective and it breaks your heart (My heart breaks much more easily)
  12. There is always time for one more hug and kiss even if it means being late ( my excuse for arriving late everywhere)
  13. Nothing is just mine. I share everything!
  14. All I really wanted for one Mother’s Day was some sleep
  15. I think of someone else 24/7/365 times a day
  16. I realized that you can love a complete stranger ~ Do you believe in love at first sight? – have a baby
  17. Full sink of dirty dishes, un-ironed shirts, late dinner, happy kids + happy family = that’s okay
  18. The sacrifices I thought I made to have a child no longer seem like sacrifices
  19. I have little secrets & my  lazy moments, the rest of the world can’t know  ( judged)
  20. Babies, though small, make lots of laundry
  21. NAPS are amazing
  22. I  appreciate Sesame Street for its intellectual input– Yes my kids watch TV
  23. I can have the most brilliant conversation using only vowel “ah” and “oooo.”
  24. Every day is a surprise – even though I laugh at the same jokes over and over
  25. I no longer rely on a clock or watch  — babies now sets the schedule
  26. I  want to take better care of myself for my  child ~ Yes
  27. I look at my babies in the mirror instead of myself
  28. I have become a morning person – not by choice!
  29. There is so much to say about a tooth, little  fingers or toes, poop and dirty diapers
  30. Truth, babies change so fast!
  31. Best thing; my baby falling asleep cuddled up on my chest
  32. Where I once believed I was fearless, I now find myself afraid
  33. 3 oz of weight I can’t seem to get rid of are totally worth having (consolation)
  34. I love life more, Its a true blessing! – everything comes together and becomes better because of one tiny (toothless, drooling)  person/people in my life
  35. I find myself wanting to make this world a better place!
  36. Love can stink (poop, little noses, diapers etc)

Parenting has been the best job ever, It is a great blessing from God and I am thankful to have the opportunity to experience this job — and I know not to take it for granted!  I know some days (feels like MOST)  are crazier than others but I love it. No matter what I have accomplished in life, I look at my child in the eye and think, “I wonder if I do a GREAT job?” (Well I keep telling myself that I am …)

Do you have any random thoughts about Parenting? Lessons?

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