Sunday, May 9, 2010

Being a Mommy

I've been a mom for 6 weeks.

My life is different...very different.

I no longer get to go to bed when I want and sleep in on Saturday mornings.
I do laundry every. single. day.
I'm still carrying around an extra 20ish pounds.
I rarely get to type, eat, or empty the dishwasher with two hands.
I haven't slept more than 5 1/2 hours straight.
I almost always have spit-up on my clothes.
I no longer get to shower, brush my teeth, wash my face, or go to the bathroom when I want/need to.
I'm now used to eating my food and drinking my coffee at room temperature.
I have entered "4 week old baby poop" into Google images.
I've never been happier!

I get to hold a smooshy, cuddly baby at 2:00 every morning.
I know that a smile makes even the hardest of days seem like the best day of my life.
I have a new favorite smell: the top of Alice's head.
I've had my heart broken by a tiny person crying from the backseat of my car.
I know the satisfaction of being able to meet my hungry baby's needs.
I have spent hours staring at a peacefully sleeping little girl.
I never knew how much joy a squeaky little baby would bring to our lives.
I've found that my love for Ben has grown by seeing how he loves our daughter.

This whole mom stuff is pretty great. :)

I have gained a new respect for mothers.
We love hard and sacrifice much.
It's the best job in the whole world!


Chrissy said...

As I sip room-temperature coffee...
I am so proud of you!
I love you, Mo!

Sarah said...

:-) I hear ya with the whole crying in the car thing! I'm hoping this phase passes quickly for Iris. Maybe it will for Alice too!

BoyDena Smiley said...

Amen and amen... it continues to get eve better! Love you! Thanks for sharing a mother's heart.

Blomgren2 said...

I love your post! You're so great at putting my thoughts/feelings into words.