Friday, May 24, 2013

10 Things That Have Changed Since I Became a Mom


10 fuzzy toes!  Can you spot the carpet fuzz?
1.  I drink a LOT more coffee!
 
2.  I shower, and generally get ready, much faster.  Although, I also spend a lot more time in "naked-face" and yoga pants.
 
3.  Sadly, the 3 of us rarely eat dinner together.  Between the time I get home from work, make dinner, feed Sweetie Pie, hubby at the gym (and myself, if I'm lucky).  It just rarely works out right now.  I'm confident we'll get it.
 
4.  I've learned to let things go...well, I'm trying.  So the floors are a mess, oh well.  Sweetie Pie is awake and I'm never going to get these moments with her again, so the floors can wait to be cleaned when she's sleeping. Or tomorrow.
 
5.  I wake up in a panic if it's 8:00 a.m. and she's still asleep (on the days I don't work).  I have never been a morning person, and still don't think that I am.  Now I just don't have a choice.  Hence, the drinking more coffee. 
 
6.  I have come to terms with the fact that I have no more freedom, in a sense.  I have had a Macy's gift card since Christmas, and have not yet had the opportunity to get to Macy's to use it.  Since Christmas!  I work close to the mall, so I could have made it happen at some point.  Honestly though, I just want to rush home after work, or I stop and pick up snacks and diapers for Sweetie Pie at Target instead.
 
7.  The last time I took a bath was when I was recovering from giving birth. 
 
8.  I sing a lot more!  Lucy finds life much more entertaining when I sing.  I turn just about everything we do into a song, and I know I'm not the only mom who does this.  I'm afraid she'll start school and realize that life is not a musical, like the movie Enchanted.
 
9.  Although getting to church (and on time) is much more difficult, it now feels like a date with free childcare!  We drop off Lucy at Kidtown to play, grab a mocha, and relax and chat with friends.  Let us know if you'd like to join us at church.  We'll make it a "double date"!
 
10.  My reading material has changed from The Hunger Games and Call the Midwife, to Parenting Magazine and Wholesomebabyfood.com
 
Although life has become more overwhelming and I'm still trying to figure out how to juggle it all, life is also so much more precious.  Our family has grown by ten toes, I am so grateful for the sweet little life we've been given to guide and nurture, and life's little (and big) changes are so worth her.
 
What has changed for you since becoming a mom?

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