I have been thinking today about how much my life has changed since Ava has come along . It’s crazy in just under 5 months how our lives have changed .I think the changes that have happened are the changes that you know you have become a parent .
First of all I cannot remember a time when I had clothes on that at some point didn’t have sick on. When I first had Ava I would change them straight away , but pretty quickly realised that there is just no point . Baby wipes have become my new best friend , what parent doesn’t freshen up their clothes with a baby wipe !! .
Sick down my leg just before we go out thanks to Ava.
I now have a really good social life between the hours of 9-4 we don’t stop but if someone asks if we want to go out for something to eat and its later than 4 it’s a no go . I mean it takes long enough to get into a good bedtime routine and the thought of ruining it for a meal out , It’s just not going to happen . I think this is the hardest change for people who don’t have children to understand .
I cannot remember the last time I got to watch a whole tv programme without an interruption . Either because Ava’s awake when she is meant to be asleep or because I cannot hear the tv over the noise of her jumperoo.
Or the last time I had a shower or go to the toilet in peace . I mean a shower these days are that quick if it was an Olympic sport I would have been awarded a gold medal.
I also cannot remember the last time the washing machine wasn’t going or waiting to be loaded . Or when I didn’t have washing that needed to be put away or ironed !!. It mad to think how much washing one little girl can make I thank the daily poonami for that .
I have also found at home hot chocolate is the drink to have . As if I don’t get chance to drink it or even forget that i have made it . Then this can be drank cold just tastes like chocolate milk !!.
Lastly now being a mommy a nice gentle wake to the morning is off the cards . I’m normally woken by Ava crying or by her shouting down the monitor . This then starts the mega morning routine of getting her ready , bottles ready and sterilising everything . Plus sorting the dog out .
I wouldn’t change any of the above I love being parent of the parent club . I’m sure there will be more signs along the way which scream out that I’m part of this parent club .
Thinking about it without knowing it our puppy Kya prepared us really well for being parents. As most of the above happened when we had her but I just didn’t realise it.