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3 things you won’t realize until your baby is older

Baby’s babyhood will probably switch between dragging on and flying by, but no matter how present and in the moment you are for this time, there are certain things about it that you just won’t quite be able to see until a little while later in your and Baby’s lives together.

They are really tiny

You know Baby is tiny – you can see their little fingers and toes, and how much smaller they are than yours. Baby is growing a little bigger every day though, and before you know it, you’ll be holding a robust little toddler in your lap, looking down at a tiny baby sock and wondering how they ever fit into it.

Baby is hearing everything you say

Not just the words they're just about ready to be parroting back to you, but your attitude about life, the way you react when something goes differently from how you planned, and the things you whisper to them when they're about to fall asleep. The things Baby hears and sees you do every day may not seem like they’re making an impact, but you’ll see little pieces of them come out in different parts of Baby’s behavior as they grow.

You are basically a superhero

Okay, so you’re aware that what you’re doing is hard, but it’s what you have to do, so you do it. Later though, you’re going to look back on some of the days you have when Baby is this young, and you won’t be sure how you did it at all. You did what? And all by yourself? Wearing what? After Baby ate which? And all on how many hours’ sleep? You’re a rockstar, and a little time will give you the distance to see exactly how much.

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