Looking back I also realize how many things I took for granted, like getting in and out of a car in two seconds, going to the gym whenever I wanted to, and not having to worry about finding a sitter for date night. On the other hand, I didn't realize how exciting all of the small moments in life are when you have a baby. Rosalie gets so excited to see bright colors and hear sounds on the television screen, she loves being outdoors, and she can't get enough of when people smile at her. All of these things are new to her, and so exciting. I feel like I appreciate life so much more now that she is here.
I can honestly say that I love the new me, and I feel like I was born to be a mom to Rosalie. I am far from being a perfect parent, but I love being a parent and I work hard every single day to improve. It is okay to change when you become a parent because guess what?! Your whole perspective on life changes when you hold your sweet baby for the very first time :) I felt love that I had never felt before when I first held Rosalie, and I knew right then that I had a new calling in life.
Rosalie is a gift straight from Heaven, and I am so excited to see what the future has in store for our little family!