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happy friday + 10 months with ruby...



Ruby turned 10 months over the weekend! It's so crazy to think how fast time flies. As we head into the weekend, I leave you with...

10 ways I've changed in my 10 months as a mom:

01. I was never a baby person before and didn't know what to do with them until I had one. And now I am one of those people who ask strangers if I can hold their baby.

02. If people still had wallets with accordion photos of their kids in it, I'd be one of them {thank goodness for an iPhone}. I never understood when people would light up talking about their kids, but now I get it.

03. I'm used to being the boss at my job, but that doesn't always work for parenting. I'm still working on it, but I am learning that if you're parenting with a partner, you have to involve them in making decisions, too.

04. While schedules are important for getting things like sleep routines established, you also have to be flexible and live your life. I've learned not to be so rigid because sometimes a baby is just a baby and not every day goes as planned.

05. I've learned to say no. I can say no to jobs or to social gatherings when I need to. While I still feel like I'm missing out on the fun sometimes, I'm picking and choosing what's most important to me and works best with my family's needs and schedule.

06. I try and imagine the world though a baby's perspective...like the sounds that animals make or what new foods taste like for the first time. Everything that seems simple is actually so fascinating.

07. I have a terrible singing voice, but I can sing kid's songs for hours. And I can make up songs about everyday things...to the tune of Justin Bieber songs.

08. I look at my parents in a whole new way and appreciate them so much more now.

09. I can deal with a pile of stuff or when the house gets a little messy. I used to need everything to be in it's place immediately, and now it just take a little while longer {or sometimes that pile just sits there for weeks}...and I'm okay with that.

10. I've mastered how to make a baby laugh. Or at least how to make my baby laugh.

Have a great weekend guys! — Joy

{Photos by Oh Joy. Ruby's oneside by LemLem, hairpin by StellinaB}