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I stand corrected.  

Here are three examples of how your brain changes after you become pregnant and give birth.  

#1.

I used to think kid’s artwork was pretty horrible.  Don’t get me wrong I would play the game and tell the parent how cute it was, blah blah, but in my head I was thinking it looked like the kid swallowed glue and glitter and threw it up on a piece of construction paper.

And then it happened: I was handed Little Miss P’s first piece of artwork she did at daycare.  My heart melted. It was the most beautiful art I had ever seen.  I couldn’t stop staring at it.  I cherished it.  I kept picturing her with a big smile on her face enjoying this new feeling of (kid-friendly, non-toxic) paint on her hands and the freedom to put it wherever she pleased.  I could see her fun and joy in each smear.  I loved knowing she had this new experience.  For me it represented her own little act of independence. 

#2. 

I used to be annoyed by ultrasound pictures.  Pre-P I would go over to people’s homes that were expecting and spy that little ultrasound picture up on the refrigerator.  I thought this was really dumb.  Why the hell would you display a picture if you can’t tell butt from head?  And then it happened: I got my first ultrasound picture.  I was so damn proud of that thing. I cut them out and mailed them to my entire family.  I brought one to work to show my co-workers.  I even put one (yup, you guessed it) right on the fridge.   I would make cheesy comments to my husband like “ohhhh she has your nose or ohhhh would you look at that I think she has my hands.”

#3.

I’m just gonna go ahead and put this one out there.  I liked the smell of my daughters poop.  Like, not only didn’t

mind it

but actually liked it.  It smelled like buttered popcorn.  Don’t knock it until you try it.  Mark my words: Your own baby’s poop does not smell bad.

PS:   Once solid foods are introduced… we’ve got a whole different ballgame folks.

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