Thursday, March 24, 2011

Impossible Explanations

Six months ago we welcomed our daughter, Emory, into the world. My husband, Josh, and I were recently discussing all the changes that come with having a second child. As we were talking, the realization of the love that we felt for our children seemed unexplainable. The talk spiraled from there, and we started thinking of other things baby-related that we couldn’t understand. We determined that there are some things about having a baby that are just impossible to explain. For instance:

•    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.

1 comment:

  1. This is a wonderful post, and so true. And, really, how DO Daddies get the best giggles? My husband will get the kids (all of them, ages 10 years to 11 months) giggling/laughing so hard they get the hiccups!