Wednesday, March 19, 2014
New Mommy Confessions Part II
-Any new mom you see, tell her how wonderful of a job she is doing (Even if you have no idea!). There is nothing to tell us Mommys how we are doing so it is always nice to hear :)
-This losing hair business is no joke! By month four when it hadn’t happened yet, I thought I would be the one and only that got around it. It showed it’s ugly head about two weeks ago and it sucks. There is hair everywhere! It also doesn’t help that Charlie pulls out about 1,000 strands a day either but man, I cannot wait until this is done!
-Save ALL YOUR BOXES! I threw away all the rock n’play, bouncer, swing, (etc) boxes away. Why would I keep them? I don’t ever keep things I don’t need. WRONG! These items are used for such a short period and then they need to be packed away. Well how do you pack these large and oddly shaped items? Usually in their original boxes is a great idea but I don’t have them anymore. So sad!
-I seriously feel like I’m a much better person now that Charlie is around. She has given me so much more patience. I’m also wayyyyyy more laid back now (more so than I’ve ever been my whole life; your daddy thanks you sweetie :) ).
-It has blown my mind how fast you jump into parenting. One day you are not a parent and the next day you are. Your behaviors and mind set switches with this big change. I was so committed to reading every book I could in order to learn how to do this whole parenting thing. Everybody is right in saying there is nothing in the world that can prepare you for being a mom. Somehow, you just do. Day by day you learn and give your best to your child. And really that is enough.
-I was given the advice of repeating the phrase, “this too shall pass” whenever things became frustrating or maybe even unbearable. And seriously, this is spot on. Just when you get used to something or the ease of another, your child will go and switch it up. It may be just the day or it may be a whole week, don’t get used to anything because it will be forever changing.
-I was very lucky in the fact I didn’t have pregnancy brain at all. However, something happened the moment I gave birth…I have trouble recalling words. I’ll be in the middle of a sentence and cannot finish my thought because I cannot think of a simple word like, graph. It blows my mind! Hopefully this won’t hang around for long (fingers crossed!).