Hunter is approaching eleven months old and what an amazing year it has been. A year ago I was scared shitless, mostly from another mom back in Kugluktuk telling me horror stories. She went on about how you would be lucky to get a shower once ever three days, you shouldn't socialize anymore (just stay home I guess!), nothing would be the same, your house would be a mess all the time, blah blah blah!! Then we would watch as her and her husband would bicker to the point I didn't want to be there anymore about how to raise their kid. They yelled so much! What an unhappy person/place to be around. I was so worried that I was going to turn out like them!
But, mommy-hood has been spectacular. I should have known it would be. I am a happy, outgoing person and I have a happy, outgoing son. I get a shower everyday (although, I have to put the garbage can, toilet brush, and plunger up high!). We socialize a lot (and it doesn't harm our family!). And while life certainly isn't the same (so much is better!), we still have much the same schedule just with a baby in tow! And the messy house- well you know- it is cleaner now then before I had Hunter!! I think that is because he puts everything in his mouth, so I am turning into a floor cleaner extrordinaire! Matt and I have never felt closer as a husband and wife and our home is a wonderful place!
Anyone out there becoming a mom and worried- put those worries away. It is the best thing you can do. Not to say I haven't cried (in the beginning with little sleep I had a few tears, but it wasn't that bad- more hormones I think), but I look at my son and thank God for blessing us with him. I even got over my fear of poo and my sympathic barfing syndrome.... I have changed the nastiest diapers ever and had barf all over me. So far, so good though.
Advice for those of you out there- tell expectant mommies the good stories. Don't fill their heads with your own problems.