Becoming a mom changes so many things, but it also unleashes a multitude of super powers you never even knew you had! Katie shares her experience after having Nolan…
I’m a pretty heavy sleeper. Once I fall asleep, I can snooze through just about anything. Even during my pregnancy, my husband could feel our little, bouncing boy kicking around while I peacefully slumbered. All too often, he would ask, “How are you going to wake up in the night to feed the baby? You sleep through everything!” I didn’t have the answer, but I knew that somehow, we would take good care of our baby.
Our little Nolan came home with us from the hospital in May 2010. What an exciting, life-changing time! My husband and I came home from the hospital as a mommy and daddy for the first time ever, and something in us changed.
Ever since the first night home, I can instantly wake up to the tiniest rustling or squeaking from our boy. Especially in the first few weeks, I amazed myself with the new ability to discriminate sounds in my sleep, and pop out of bed, only to his stirring!
That’s when I realized, when a lady becomes a mama, she develops Mommy Super Powers!
Have you noticed something that you can do once becoming a mother, that you couldn’t do before? I’m sure there are many things that you might not even give yourself credit for! I heard a friend mention that she dug through the trash outside and found her daughter’s retainers. There’s no way she could’ve or would’ve done that for any other person besides her own child. Mommy Super Powers!
Anyone who has twins, triplets, or more must have all kinds of Mommy Super Powers coming out of their pores. I don’t know how they make it through those first couple of years!
In hindsight, I’ve surprised myself at how much I can accomplish while holding a 25 pound toddler: make coffee, vacuum, pick up the house, take out the trash, etc. I think that moms all over the world have special abilities that develop with their new maternal role. Some are obvious, other aren’t. Some are alike, and some are different. But all of them are fun to reflect on and share.
So what are some of the Super Powers you’ve developed as a mom? Or feel free to brag on a friend or relative. What abilities have you surprised yourself with once becoming a mother?
– Katie, Counting Joys