Everything Has Changed

I’ve been told that everything changes when you have a baby.

It’s true. Everything has changed.
We have something new.
And he’s totally worth it.

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With Damien in the house, there is so much joy. He coos with the sweetest voice. He smiles more often than he dirties a diaper, which is a lot! His hair is always standing straight up.

I have laughed more in the last two weeks than in the last two years.

And I have been more challenged and broken in the last two days than in the last two weeks.

Having a baby pushes me beyond my limitations, challenges me, and refuses to leave me unchanged. Our bundle of joy demands growth in John and I both. Simply having Damien in our life makes us stretch, learn, and become better (#challengeaccepted.) Our life is no longer just us.

Despite the discomfort of no sleep and always smelling like spit up, John and I are joyous. We must grow, are growing, and will continue to grow because of our little son. The best things in life change you for the better.

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And everything is changing.
We are rising to the uncomfortable challenge of parenthood.
Everything is new.

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