Sunday, February 7, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The biggest changes.

So I have now been a mother for just over a month and already I've learned so much. Here are some of the things I've learned:

1. I know longer have the time to put myself first, Brooklyn fills 99% of that time.

2. Fast food is not as convenient as it used to be.

3. You can't just 'run' into the convenience store anymore. Instead you must pack your life up, strap in your child, load her into the car, then out, carry her into the store with you, just to get a soda and turn around and do the same process in reverse.

4. Speaking of soda, even with a great night sleeper, caffeine is a must.

5. I just want to buy a cute outfit for her every time I go into a store that sells baby clothes but most practice restraint for now.

6. Life no longer revolves around a 24 hour clock, instead it is a 2.5-4 hour interval between feedings.

7. Sometimes you just really can't make your baby happy.

8. Breast feeding truly is the best way to lose the baby weight and have a temporary boob job:)

9. Be prepared for random older women to ask you about your baby and give their opinions, even if you don't ask.

and just so we make a complete list, certainly one of the most important lessons so far:

10. Being a mother is truly a 24/7 job and I don't know how single mothers do it on their own, I thank God every day that I have such a supportive, loving husband at home to help me when I'm having a rough day.