What surprised you about being a parent?

I had an idea of what it would be like as a parent, but I really had no idea what I was getting myself into when I got pregnant with my oldest.

I was surprised how little sleep I could function on.

I was surprised how much I would miss my baby when someone else was holding them.

I was surprised that a smile from a baby could make everything better.

And as my kids have gotten older:

I am surprised by their quick wit.

I am surprised by how much I love the teen years.

I am surprised by how much a ten year old boy can eat!

What surprised you about parenting?

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    06/14/14
    Jessica
    I was surprised how emotional I get just talking about Kindergarten
    I was surprised how much they can make me smile in a day.
    Man I love my babies.
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      06/14/14
      So far I'm surprised at how easy I have taken to motherhood. Especially since I always found babies so fragile and delicate and it scared me.

      I was susprised at just how deeply I would love him.

      I'm surprised on how quickly they develop and how overwhelmed I would be with all the information out there on what to do.

      I too am surprised with just how little sleep you can function on.
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      About Melissa
      Birth: December 31
      On Moms.com since: Mar 3, 2014
      I am a single mom of two fantastic kiddos that I love to pieces. Currently in school working towards my teaching degree. You can find me most days on www.mommathoughts.com when I am not here chit chatting! :)