Things that have changed since I became a mother...

I smell butts through clothes to see if diapers need to be changed.
Add to that; I constantly wonder about poop: Is he pooping too much?  Why isn't he pooping more?  Why is his poop so hard?  Why does he have the shits again?  OMG did he poop today?

I always feed baby before I feed myself.

I hide veggies in everything.

I cut the amount of time that I used to need to get ready in half.

I can carry a car seat, purse, diaper bag, grocery bags, and coffee at the same time.

I get my hair pulled on the daily.

I am a human tissue.
Add to that; I routinely find something crusty on my outfit.  I have gone through more bottles of "Shout" in the last year than I have in my entire lifetime.

I gave up on having a perfectly spotless home.
Add to that; my carpet has been peed on & puked on.  I don't deep clean nearly as often as I should.  My stainless steel appliances are always covered in hand & tongue prints.


I say "NO" way more often than I should.

I've learned that having a child means there's no such thing as personal space.
Add to that; I now share my food, drink, seat, pillow, toothbrush, read: everything... with my child.

I have perpetually dry hands from washing them a 1,000 times a day.

rarely stay up past 10:00 pm.

I naturally wake at least twice in the night to make sure that my baby is breathing.

I am tired all of the time.

I am always searching for more time in the day.

I have the ability to experience a roller coaster of emotions in just the matter of a few minutes.


I am not as good of a friend as I was once.

I don't spend enough one-on-one time with my husband.

I would rather shop for my child than for myself.

I don't get to travel nearly as often as I had hoped.

I am consistently in awe of how fast children learn new things.

I gave up a "pre baby body" for a "mom bod".
Add to that; I now prefer at least mid-rise jeans, comfy shoes, loose T shirts, and minimal jewerly.

I worry about everything.

I am honored yet slightly terrified that I get to shape someone's future.

I constantly wonder if I am doing enough.

I have a completely different perspective on life.


I am a new person.

I am a life giver, a life lover, a first love, a teacher, a provider, a friend, a healer.

I am someone's whole entire world...

I have a new purpose: Mom.

And I am blessed beyond measure!

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Wishing a very Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful mommies out there, and especially all of the mommies with babies in heaven & all of the mommies still waiting to be mommies -- you are the real rock-stars.


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