Since this is my first, official Mother's Day coming up, I started thinking about things I didn't know about motherhood until I was in the thick of it.
So here's my list:
I would function on 5-6 hours of broken sleep with minimal caffeine to aid my productivity at work.
I would cry when my daughter kissed me and her doll.
I would cry when my daughter mimed patty cake with her doll's foot and hand.
I would cry at just about everything (OK, maybe I did figure that might happen since I did that even before I was pregnant).
I would be completely organized and still forget something every time we left the house.
I would lose my very sensitive gag reflex and be immune to spit up.
I would wish my child would go to sleep after a very long day and then have an intense urge to wake her up minutes after she drifted off.
I would spend hours looking through books and the Internet obsessing over every milestone not met yet.
I would rather buy clothes and shoes for someone else.
I would feel completely helpless and out of control most days and yet everyone still make it through the day unscathed.
I would be sick for 7 months of the pregnancy and be willing to go through it again to get something so wonderful.
I would have an even better relationship with my husband, who is an amazing father.
I would love someone this much.
What would be on your list?