When my brother-in-law asked my husband and I if we were going to have a sex party.
When I realized he meant "gender reveal party." (He honestly thought you called a gender reveal party, a sex party.)
When I found out we were having a little girl and I realized I was finally free to purchase all those adorable headbands and bows I see other moms put their girls in.
When think I forgot to pack diapers in the diaper bag, but then find one crumpled up in a pocket somewhere.
When I think about Eli growing up and getting married and not living with me forever.
When we are at the park and someone comments on how cute Eli is and I want them to know that 1/2 of his genes come from me.
When I want to feel sorry for myself because I'm pregnant and uncomfortable and no one understands. (Except for the millions of other women who have been and currently are pregnant, but in the moment, they don't count.)
When trying to figure out how I yet again lost just one sock in a pair from the washer to the dryer. How do those little things disappear so quickly?
When I give Eli food that's a little too hot and he tries to pull it out of his mouth while crying.
When I hear someone without kids tell me how their imaginary kid would or would not behave.
When Eli walked the catwalk for the first time and I realized he was a natural:
When someone asks me what my biggest lesson learned has been as a mom: