50 Things I Learned Throughout My First Year As A Mother – Part II

We are continuing from where we left off yesterday with 25 more things I learned this year from being a mother!


What I Learned Throughout My First Year As A Mother

26. Laugh it off

27. Setting a baby loose in your house is the best way to learn what needs to be baby-proofed

28. Your heart grows bigger by the day

29. Don’t leave the house without Yum Yums and baby puffs

30. Appreciate the small things like taking a shower in peace

31. My mom is a God send

32. Going to work is time off – being a mom is hard

33. Being a mom is the most rewarding job there is

34. Own your choice to be a stay-at-home mom – it’s priceless

35. Wonder Weeks are real

36. You are constantly showing a baby a new world

37. Everything is a “first” for them

38. Learn lullabies and nursery rhymes for car rides

39.  Read everyday

40. Breastfeed on demand

41.  Putting a baby to sleep feels equivalent to winning a race sometimes

42. Babies are honest about their emotions – they don’t hide their frustration, anger, sadness or happiness

43. Don’t feel guilty

44. Question your doctor and make informed decisions

45. Some days are about survival only

46. After giving birth, there is more blood than expected

47. Take time away for yourself

48. There’s nothing better than comforting a baby

49. You’ll feel like a proud parent during all of the developmental milestones

50. Being a mom is totally worth all of it


What did I miss – What was the most valuable lesson you learned from being a mother?

What do I have to look forward to in toddlerhood and beyond?

4 Responses to 50 Things I Learned Throughout My First Year As A Mother – Part II

  1. #27. haha, yes! So true! I wish all my friends and family would baby proof so I didn’t have such a hard job of keeping Aria out of all the things when we go visiting. Exhausting.

    And, #50! Amen!

  2. Love it!! I just pinned you to my New Mom’s board! 🙂 #27, #30 #41, and #44 !!!! lol It goes by so fast so you have to enjoy them every minute of everyday. I remember sleeping with my daughter on my chest. At 15 months she still wants to do that, but in a blink of an eye my infant became a toddler over night. Sometimes I just stare at her and wonder…when did this happen? LOL I see her everyday and she’s my big girl. I really love this post. It mad me laugh and got me a bit emotional. 🙂

    • Thank you for reading and pinning! It makes me emotional to think about the journey with Aiden over the past 14 months too… I can’t believe how fast the time goes and how much they change everyday!

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