1. Cutting your hair is quite simply never a good idea. I fell victim to the mom chop, thanks in part to what I lovingly refer to as "hair horns" (the pieces growing back in near your temples).
2. Making your babies food is awesome. So is not making it. Once David had his injury it was the first thing I eliminated from my growing list of responsibilities. I've never looked back and now P is not just eating sweet potatoes.
3. To all those people that said don't cut the tags off. Well with me you were wrong. I made sure my little lady wore it ALL. I mean it's so dang cute how could I not?!
5. The baby will most likely fall off the bed...and survive. It happens.
6. You will never realize how much joy you can get from a sneeze, hiccup or toot. As long as it's from the baby - it's pretty darn adorable.
7. It's okay to reassess a lot of your choices after starting a family. If your current situation no longer suits you, time to find something better. Leaving our hometown for a bigger property and less stresses is something we often dream about.
8. It's okay to admit you don't know what you're doing. When you're too shy to ask, the internet (especially all my wonderful blogger mama's) are an awesome resource. I have made many a friend and I want to give a special shout out to Jen (who I totally discovered via a shared #13weeks hashtag on Instagram #imastalker) for all the late night emails and texts in those early days!
sleep is a luxury. You only need a solid 4-5 to survive. If you're lucky like me your baby will eventually sleep through the night. It just took her 10 months to do so...
10. Lastly, I have learned that loving a child is like nothing I could have ever imagined. My heart has never felt more full. It's as close to magic as it gets.