Thursday, March 24, 2011
• The feeling of a baby moving inside your belly.
• The ability to love a child growing inside of you that you’ve never even met.
• The unconditional love that comes with having a baby.
• The ability to love child number two (or three, four, five…) just as much as you love child number one.
• How a child knows Mommy’s voice instantly.
• The calming effect of Mommy’s (or Daddy’s) arms.
• The ability to decipher cries whether baby is hungry, sleepy, dirty, or just plain mad.
• How children from the same parents can act so differently.
• How Daddy can always get the giggles.
• How babies make people talk funny.
• How running to Mommy to kiss the boo-boos can make a child feel better.
• How the heart melts when a baby smiles or giggles.
• How the excitement of a baby when you walk through the door makes the craziness of the day a distant memory.
• How poop can become a main topic of discussion, and it doesn’t even faze you.
• How a baby (boy or girl) must pee as soon as the diaper comes off.
• The sound of a baby saying “ma-ma” or “da-da.”
• How anyone can have a child and not believe in the miracles of God.
And one thing that can finally be explained - understanding why your parents always wanted to know where you were, who you were with, and what you were doing.
Being the mom of two children, Preston, 3, and Emory, 6 months, has changed my life in ways that I could never explain. Do you have any impossible explanations?
Julie Swink is a Sr. Marketing Specialist for Texas Health Resources and mother of two.