I giggled to myself and reminded Jon that before April 14th, 2007...waking up for 9a church seemed like an impossibility.
When you become a parent, you barely have time to reminisce on your pre-baby days. A lot of people wouldn't dare...God forbid we remind ourselves of how easy EVERYTHING once was. It is true that once a baby joins your family, everything...and I mean everything...changes. Most things go from easy to more complicated. Showers need to be planned ahead of time. Meals dictate your day and if you let them, naps can too. Life changes with a child. Who knew something so small could do something so HUGE. Ahhh, the days when we could see a movie on a whim are a distant memory.
Oddly enough, when I do take time to think of our pre-baby days in relation to our Alivia days...I wouldn't have our life any other way. The thought of life without my baby girl takes my breath away. I would be pleased to spend every day of the rest of my life working my fingers to the bone for my beautiful little girl. I'll happily trade in my 11a Saturday morning sleep ins, for my 7a Alivia wake up call. I'll gladly give up seeing a movie on a whim for evenings reading stories and stacking blocks. I will most certainly exchange 9a Oprah for 9a Sesame Street.
There is no way to predict what your life will become when you have a child. Every set of parents have their own way, but it is most certainly a different one. In a lot of ways, I like to think Alivia gave us a second chance. An opportunity to reset our life...our plans. And in more ways then one, she has become a breath of fresh air to our life.