Lexie, Dumfries VA (4/4)
"Other than just being kind of fuzzy and sleepy, I feel like I loved my first year postpartum, and motherhood in general. I loved each new stage. It comes with its struggles, like sleep training - oh my gosh, what a great month... – but I just really have loved it. And she's going to be the only one. 100% sure. I took my husband to the doctor and drove him back home to make sure. Everyone says you love the second one the same, but I just don't know. I have met a lot of moms that I feel like they favor the first one over the second one. I would never tell them that, but I see the different treatment. It’s just not the same and I don’t want to risk it. Also, once she hit five months, we started going places and doing things, from swim lessons to story time. She was smiling and laughing. It made me feel so good to be able to interact with her… finally! I’ve talked to a lot of moms who miss the early stages, but I never have. She’s one and a half now, and we can go in the camper, travel with her. Her college is taken care of because my husband has it through the military. I’m pretty sure I'm going to homeschool. And when we finally leave Virginia and he retires, I think we’re going to end up traveling for a year or two. At that point, she’ll remember travels and it’ll be really cool. West Coast probably, Central California, to be outdoors. We both have a wanderlust! I’m excited!"