When I found out I was pregnant originally, I was terrified. There is no manual or step by step instructions on how to be the perfect mommy. They have tons of books to teach you how to care for a baby, change their diaper, and even things you should and shouldn’t do. That doesn’t help you become the best mom you can be, that just teaches you how to take care of your baby. One thing my mom told me while I was pregnant is that you can’t prepare for this new role in your life, it just comes natural. Now that Ashton is 7 months, I think I finally see what she was talking about.
I wanted to share 5 things that I have learned so far about babies to help all the mommies to be!
- Babies are Smart. They learn super quick, and you are super protective over their every move, but remember your baby is smarter than you think. Ashton absorbs everything so quickly, and realizes where his food is in the kitchen, knows where his room is, and knows that the keys on my computer are to be punched (even though he hits them like he is playing the drums).
- Babies Change. I have no idea why I was under the impression that babies look the same from the day they are delivered until who knows when. Ashton’s facial features have changed literally every month. I didn’t really realize it until at the beginning everyone said that he looked like Ahmad, and now they say he looks like me. I still can’t figure out who he looks like, but I know he has different features that mimic the both of us.
- Babies are full of Personality. Around 4 months, I started to see Ashton’s personality form. When I said certain things he would laugh, when I would sing he would die laughing, and when he didn’t want to be held that laugh slowly turned into a face of “mom leave me alone, no more pictures”. There personalities are so adorable, and you start to slowly know your child and know exactly what they want.
- Babies have no Schedule. Everyone kept telling me to put Ashton on a schedule that way we could get rest and sleep. Ok seriously that worked for literally 1 day. Babies have no concept of time. You can try to feed them every 4 hours (or however often they eat), but now Ashton sees me and Ahmad eating and he think its time for him to eat as well. He fights his sleep all day, and hates taking naps. He feels as if he is going to miss something that is going on, when in reality all he is going to miss is his mom taking his picture, or his dad in the man cave. Parents we have a schedule, and we some kind of way change it every day to fit our children’s needs.
- Babies know who their Parents are. My husband for the longest was under the impression that Ashton had no idea who we were. That slowly changed when he realized that he recognizes our voices. If Ashton is with the grandparents and we come home and start talking he will immediately wake up and look at us with a smile. It never fails. He will reach for us, and then after he knows we are there he will go back to what he is doing. Do not think for one second your baby doesn’t know that you are mom/dad, because they do.
Hope these fun little facts helped!
Happy Parenting everyone!!!!!