Science dork moment: pigeons lactate! (Kind of.) http://www.sciencealert.com/news/20111909-22630.html
#1 DD Aug 2014 @39weeks via CS
#2 Due May 2,2017 hopeful VBAC
13. You're going to be judged for SOMETHING
It's inescapable. Carry on anyway.
14. The feeling of a sleeping baby on your chest is an indescribable thank you gift from the universe
16. You will doubt yourself
You will feel like you're not measuring up to the "real moms." Like you're totally messing up your kids, and oh the crushing guilt. We all feel this way at times. All of us.
17. Although you'll have a lot to teach your kids, don't be surprised when they serve as teachers, too
If we pay attention, we can't help but be changed by their messages and perspectives. And we can't prepare for how their lessons will change us.
26. Everything is temporary
The marketing campaigns for baby gear and parenting magazines might make us think it will last forever, or at least longer than it actually does. But nope—blip, it's gone. (See #18) Sleep deprivation ends. Cluster feedings end. Even teething ends, believe it or not. And if you spring for the $1,000 stroller, don't be surprised when three years flies by and that pricey investment is being hauled to a thrift store.
27. When you're in the trenches, though, it feels like forever
The thought of getting through one more round of sleepless nights, one more round of the bedtime fiasco, will put a pit in your stomach. Stress and exhaustion make us miserable creatures. Find a way, some way, to ask for help.
29. You don't have to cherish every minute
Anyone dealing with itchy soles of feet, hands and belly?
Oooh a random I wanted to share with anyone who will PCS with kids... I called CYS to see if we had to pull kid 1 from daycare when my husband finished out processing and they said we are good to keep him in as long as we want, eligibility is not garrison dependent. So this means if husband out processes a little early and takes some leave en route (especially to stay home and help with a fresh baby) we can keep the toddler in daycare and not have to wrangle him during the madness of packing etc. I am SO relieved!