Since we both have different native languages and we wanted to incorporate English in our household (sorry Spain, but we´re just not very impressed with the quality of English here so we figured it would be better to just speak English at home instead of those classes), we already decided before the bichin was born that we wanted to be a trilingual household.
As far as sleep goes, we didn´t win the baby lottery. The bichin was born with his eyes wide open and this kind of set the scene for how he tackled life. Eyes wide open and sleep was for losers. So yep, no unicorn baby in this house who spend the majority of his newborn days sleeping. Therefore, the advice of “sleep when the baby sleeps” I got from so many people was a little frustrating, what if you have a baby that doesn´t freaking sleep?
I have always been a picky eater, and I must have been horrible for my parents to deal with (sorry mom!). If something didn´t look good or looked simply weird or unknown, I wouldn´t eat it. And somehow i always left something on my plate, no matter how much I liked the dish I would never finish my plate completely. I guess the bichin doesn´t have his food addiction for ANY type of food from me.
A few weeks after my son was born my mom brought this huge box of photo albums full of pictures of my childhood. There was an album for each year, although for the first year there were two. Obviously, the newborn phase where you can´t stop taking pictures of this new bundle of joy that entered your life, right? So towards the end of my maternity leave, I also started making Lucas´ first photo album, old school with printed photos and handwritten captures. After 4 months of life, I could already fill an entire album… There were so many pictures. SO. MANY.
After becoming a mom, a lot changes in your life. A. LOT. And most people realize that however, there are some things that only fellow moms will understand and nobody else.