I know, "It goes by so fast!" is a sentiment every new parent has heard. But, I mean, it does. My toddler’s 3, but I feel like his baby stage was just yesterday. It's like I blinked and my newborn was suddenly running around, saying words and being an actual person. Sometimes I wish I could go back and revisit those newborn days, with his chunky baby arms and legs, gummy smile, and endless cuddles. So while I love having a toddler, there are some post-baby moments I wish I could relive over and over again.
Of course, I wouldn’t want to relive every single part of postpartum life. I had an extremely complicated labor and delivery, so it's safe to say I’m not in any hurry to experience my birth trauma over again. My son was also very sick his first few days of life, so everything was complicated. While I was so happy to finally meet him, I was also incredibly nerve-wracked, anxious, and depressed. So believe me when I say postpartum life isn't all rainbows and unicorns, and sometimes the last thing a new mom needs to hear is something along the lines of "enjoy it while it lasts."
Still, there are a few golden moments I’d love to experience one more time, because parenthood is nothing if not a mix of the best of times and the worst of times. In fact, some of the best post-baby moments I can now claim my own took place at the hospital. Moments like, for example, the following: