Monday, May 28, 2012

Parenthood 101

Since being a mom I feel I have already learned so much and I want to remember it for in the future so I am going to write it all down.

1.When you give your baby a bath and you dry them in their towel, RUN to put that diaper on and then you can cuddle all you want.  If you decide to cuddle while they are still in the towel, well... you may get a little more than wet!

2.Little girls are almost always "Daddy's Girls".  McKae loves to sit in dad's lap.  She will often calm right down.

3. Did you know the word "blow-out" does not always mean up the back?  Oh no, it could me out one side, or even a whole 360.  We have just learned to appreciate that McKae doesn't like them anymore than we do and she'll let us know what's going on.

4.  Baby girls are so reverent!  (This swing has been a lifesaver for us) 

5.  McKae may end up being a super dancer, because she has the best stretches I have ever seen.  We take her out of the car seat and lay her down and she will stretch EVERY part of her body and then just lay there.

6.  I have heard it said many times that time just seems to move too fast when you have a baby and I couldn't agree more.  Slow down and enjoy every moment or at least to learn to laugh at em' (refer to number 3.).

7.  I once heard it said that raising children will be the hardest job we will ever have to do, but that the joy that comes from them will be the GREATEST joy we will ever have.  I know everytime McKae smiles we see just what that means.  We love our sweet baby McKae!


  1. You are such a cute momma!! So many lessons to learn right from the beginning! and it never slows down. I feel like it's a constant roller coaster, right as you think you have solved it, a new quirk comes right along! Love ya! she is just so precious!

  2. She's sooo cute! I just want to hold that cute baby. It makes me miss the newborn stage a little too much. Enjoy it!!! I know you hear that all the time :)

  3. I'm glad you're experiencing most everything just a few weeks ahead of me! Keep that parenting 101 advice coming :) I'll be following in your footsteps. Oh- and I think we're a little too excited for you to come home so Mckae and Brynlee can play!

  4. I felt like the first few months were a huge learning curve for me... but so much fun! She really is a beauty! And holy blowout... I've seen up the back (to the neck and beyond) and out the side, but never out the front like that! Way to go, girl!