I know there is a lot I am going to miss about being a Mom of young children. In the moment sometimes I lose sight of this but I know it's coming. The things that plague me the most are probably the things I will miss the most. The diaper changes, the 3 am nursing sessions, the baths that come with a soaking wet bathroom floor, the meals where there is more giggling than eating. These things may drive me nuts now but I will miss them, a lot.
It doesn't help that I am probably mothering my last baby. I wish I wasn't done. I wish more babies would be raised in this family. It makes me sad that despite wanting more and having more love to give we're most likely done. It makes the whole process a little more bittersweet. The fortunate thing is that this realization makes sure that I never take it for granted. I know that middle of the night nursing sessions will soon be over and I will miss them. It won't be long before no one wants to sit on my lap or hold my hand. Eventually me reading a book to them will be something I wish for.