Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Yep, that's a cheerio in your bra - Toddle Along Tuesday

Dear carefree well-rested pre-baby Melissa,

We're 18 months in and all three of us are still alive, so I guess that's good news, right? Might I suggest that you prepare yourself for the inevitability of the following...

...you will sustain bodily injury courtesy of the babe. Don't get scared, it really hasn't been that bad. Just a little {nipple} bite here and there, a swift kick to the {pregnant again} belly, a deep scratch due to a fingernail that I should have clipped last week. Mike has not been so fortunate, though. He has been poked in the eye (both closed and open), had fingers jammed up his nose, his lip pulled, his unmentionables stomped, and numerous body parts bitten. Go ahead; it's okay to smile and snicker at his expense.

...you will find strange things in even stranger places. Today I found a cheerio in my bra. I didn't give Carina cheerios today...and can't remember the last time I did. Where did it come from and how long had it been snuggling my boob?? These are the mysteries. I also found a magnetic letter "Y" in the bath tub and and puzzle pieces in her snack catcher. All you can do is laugh.

...you will actually get excited by diapers. No joke. Cloth diapers have become a bit of an obsession for me. So fluffy and colorful and cute. Who would ever guess that you would geek out over something in which your baby takes a dump? Speaking of deuce, you will get pooped on. Sorry. No avoiding it. And after while it won't even gross you out that much.

But despite getting hurt on a regular basis, having strange bra fellows, and being covered in #2, you will love more than you ever imagined. You will experience more joy than you ever thought possible. Even when you're elbows deep in poop (and that happens), one big toothy smile and a wobbly run towards you accompanied by a spirited "Mommy!" will erase any and all frustration that you're feeling.

P.S. OMG can someone please turn these pregnancy hormones off? I couldn't even write the paragraph above without crying.

My co-host for Toddle Along Tuesday this week is Jen from Home for Three and the topic is letter to your pre-baby self! What do you wish that you-now could tell yourself from years past? There are no rules here, except that you link up a relevant post (old or new) rather than your whole blog.

Next week's topic is summer fun! Share some photos or a post about anything fun you've done so far this summer, or something fun to come.

If you like advance notice for TAT, check out the bottom right of my blog - topics for the next couple months are listed. Would you like to submit a topic idea and/or volunteer to co-host one week? E-mail me!

P.S.S. Another question today! For those who participate regularly, do you like linking up on Tuesday mornings, or do you prefer Monday evenings? Way back when I posted TAT on Monday evenings. Just wondering what is better for you all :)

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