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What a Difference a Year Makes


A year ago, I was laid up in a hospital bed in the maternity ward ogling my little newborn. She was born exactly one year ago today and what a year it has been. From pushing to posting, my life has been forever changed. Here are some of the ways that motherhood has revealed herself:

  • An unconditional love and worry for a little being has overwhelmed me.
  • I can no longer sleep peacefully, unless I'm on vacation.
  • I know I have a little partner in crime (until she can speak at least).
  • I never eat alone.
  • My body will never be the same as it was when I was 18.
  • I prefer the smell of baby detergent over my own scented lotions.
  • I like to spend the night cuddling with my hubby on the couch instead of out on the town (most times).
  • Our friends and family don't care so much about us — just about her.
  • The thing is, I love and accept it 100 percent. I know there are times when it's hard, especially at the beginning. But it grows on you as your baby grows. I can't imagine life without her.

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