THE TRUTH ABOUT THE BABY PHASE
By Holly Crawshaw
Becoming a parent is one of those experiences in life where basically every cliché is true: It goes so fast. You’ll miss this. Just wait until they’re walking/talking/teenagers. They’ll grow out of it. It will get easier. At Parent Cue, we say something similar: It’s just a phase. So don’t miss it.
It’s true. The baby phase passes. Even on the days that seem like they’ll never end, time is moving; we can’t slow it down, and we can’t get it back. But, can I tell you a secret? I don’t love the baby phase. I’ve had three daughters and am beyond grateful for each one. I’ve lost a pregnancy, and I know what a blessing it is to hold a child and know they’re yours forever. There is no greater feeling on this side of heaven.
But I still don’t love the baby phase. (Insert shrugging emoji here.) And you know what? That’s okay. I can love my baby and be present with my children and still not be in love with the baby phase . . .
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