Well now James is here and I know that the vast majority of my preconceived notions were all wrong. Sure I've been sleep deprived and sometimes the laundry just has to wait, but I don't find myself pining away for the pre-James days. Quite the opposite actually. I can't begin to imagine life without him. He has brought so much joy and laughter to our lives, and I'm so thankful that God gave him to us. I don't find myself cringing when he wakes up from his nap because I'm not finished with whatever I was doing. Truthfully, half the time I can't wait for him to wake up so we can play!
I don't claim to believe that motherhood will always been sunshine and rainbows, and I've already experienced plenty of difficulty. Some days will definitely be harder than others (as will the nights.) But being a mom is awesome, especially being James' mom. :) We've started on such a cool adventure as parents, and I wouldn't trade that for the world, much less being able to sleep late and get the laundry done.