• Laura Johnson

    Laura Johnson

    Senior Admissions Counselor
    Duluth, MN
    Communication’06; MBA ’11, St. Scholastica

    Laura's Bio:
    Hi everyone, welcome to my Follow Me page! My full name is Laurajae Johnson, but you can call me Laura. I have been a part of the Saints community for nearly ten years, as a CSS student (twice over), as an active member of our Alumni Board of Directors, and as a counselor on our fantastic Admissions team—I am St. Scholastica through and through! Hopefully this website will allow you to explore our College, meet fellow Saints, and see exactly what makes our campus truly unique. Looking forward to connecting with you all soon!

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More lessons.

When I was pregnant, every mom I spoke with offered the same chirpy advice, “Enjoy it! It goes by so fast!”

HOLY UNDERSTATEMENT.

All of a sudden, my sweet Layla-bug is two months old. She’s long-outgrown her teeny tiny clothes and kissed those newborn-sized diapers goodbye. She endured her first round of shots, an experience that left us both in tears, but recovered like a champ (I’m almost fully recovered, too). She’s evolved from an adorable little lump to an adorable little cooing baby who rewards our goofy sing-song voices with big, toothless grins. She’s {knock on wood} slept through the night several times, but I must admit, I don’t mind waking up at 3am to find a smiley baby just waiting to be held in my arms and kissed and kissed and kissed. It’s like someone flipped a switch and all of a sudden she’s a PERSON.

Naturally, each new milestone is thrilling for KJ and me, but at the same time I just want time to slo-o-o-w down. How can she be over 8 weeks old already? Didn’t I just bring her home from the hospital? Ugh. I sound like such a cliche.

Time has been on some kind of super-hyper-turbo speed lately, and while I’m desperately trying to soak up every smile, coo, and baby babble moment, the days are flying by crazy-fast. I think Jessie Spano said it best when she ranted, “No time! There’s never any time!” Sorry if that SBTB reference is lost on some of you young’uns.

On a related note, WHOLE CHAPTERS of Layla’s baby book have yet to be filled in and I’m already in trouble because I can’t remember when she first held her head up on her own or smiled her first social smile. Whoops.

So what’s a time-frazzled/baby-book-guilted momma to do?

Breathe.

Cuddle the sleeping baby.

Kiss her big cheeks. Lots.

And simply enjoy it.

It goes by so fast.

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