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!).


brittany @ g squared said...

I have such pregnancy brain. Every time I work with someone new at work I have to really prepare myself because I have no ability to think on the fly anymore haha. Love all these tips :) I've decided to skip reading a ton of books and just read a ton of blogs!

Pegster said...

Your mommy confessions are so on point.

Sorry about the hair loss, that is the worst. I loathe it. I am so not looking forward to that. The hair does grow back after a few months, don't despair.

Isn't motherhood so amazing despite all the crazy things that you go through?

According to Jax said...

Are you talking about YOUR HAIR or the baby's hair??? Just wondering, I was confused! haha.
AND YOU'RE DOING A WONDERFUL JOB BEING A MOMMY!!!! (See, your blog taught me something!) :)

Erin LFF said...

You are an AWESOME mom and doing so wonderfully!!!! :) :) :)

I find it interesting you said you're more laid back and have more patience with a child now. I hope that happens for me because I feel like I have zero patience some days!

Mr. and Mrs. G! said...

This is a great post! I will be sure to save the boxes and I'm hoping I become more laid back as well:)

Take care!

Jill @ Bluegrass Belle said...

Oh heavens...I need all the patience help I can get :)

Ashley R said...

The hair loss does not sound fun. :( But I honestly do think you're doing great at this mommy thing! :D

Angie said...

I got lucky and didn't have the hair loss but I had full on pregnancy brain. I even asked my Avon lady one day "when she started delivering pizzas." I know she was certain I had lost my mind.

Erin @ Keep Calm and Sparkle said...

OMG Pregnancy brain hit me hard while preggo and it's not much better now! LOL!!

I totally agree with saving boxes!! I wish the same thing!

Anne said...

GAHHHH the hair loss. Mine started a lot earlier, and sorry to say, it's still going. I have thick hair to begin with (and I think it got even thicker with pregnancy) so I'm not really worried about it thinning, but it's just GROSS. My bathroom floor... ugh.

The phrase I use a lot is "it's just a phase" - that helps :) And I still marvel sometimes how I'm actually a parent. Crazy but cool.

Ashley @ Words About Waverly said...

Newest follower! :) I can tell just by a couple of posts that you are doing a great job as a new mama!!!!

Becca Moss said...

You are a FANTASTIC momma!
About the hair loss, Wyatt is almost two and I'm still losing my hair like crazy but I've recently started taking biotin and I feel like I can see a difference.