Jul 6, 2011

How Motherhood Has Changed My Life

While cleaning house for playgroup tomorrow, I looked at the clock and realized it was 1 in the morning. This lead me to ponder the crazy ways in which Motherhood has changed my life. And because it is now nearly 1:30 am, forgive me, but I will use a list format rather than paragraphs with proper grammar. This, by no means, is an all encompassing list - simply the first few (and possibly most drastic) things that pop into my tired brain.

1. I am up at 1:30 in the morning doing things that I could not get done during the sunlight hours. In my pre-mom life, , if it didn't get done, it could wait for the morning, and if I was up at 1:30 in the morning, it was more than likely because I was doing something that did not involve swiffers, fantastic with oxy power, or any kind of detergent.

2. I forget EVERYTHING! Yes, momnesia is a real thing and shows no signs of going away any time soon. Experienced moms: does it go away?

3. I always have a paci in my pocket and a song stuck in my head (generally either Veggie Tales or Yo Gabba Gabba). The current one is "There are so many beautiful babies *something something something* now I will teach you something new. little baby bugs come from little eggs." - yes, it is as awful as it sounds, though usually I really dig the songs and find them to be quite clever.

4. Sometimes I don't shower every day, and generally I do not blow dry my hair *gasp*

5. I once went all day with spit up down my back and did not notice.

6. I long for time by myself every once in a while. I used to be way more of a people person.

7. I think 7 hours of sleep in a night is AWESOME.

8. Do books other than parenting books still exist??

9. My current favorite tv show is Yo Gabba Gabba and I am not afraid to admit it.

And not finally, but enough for tonight *eyelids drooping*

10. I love someone with such an intensity that it hurts! I would put myself between her and a bullet, I give up sleep, I have eaten every meal for the past 7 months in roughly 2 minutes flat, and I wouldn't trade it for the world. I'm crazy enough about her that I even want more children! She makes me laugh, she makes me melt, and her little body sleeping next to me is a great comfort.

I love you, Isabel Jane! Even though you have turned me into a mom who wants a minivan and wears jeans that come up to my navel, haha. I am SO glad God blessed me with you.

How about you, mommy (or daddy) readers, what has been the biggest thing that has changed about you since you had kiddos?

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

No, it does not appear to go away. Momnesia has been a recurring state of mind for me for 3 years, following 9 months of "pregnancy-brain". Maybe after Kindergarten?

The biggest change for me was, after crying every day straight from September until June, I discovered that I was not able to give up the early years for an extra paycheck if we could help it. This is a lot to admit for the "independent, career-driven, etc., etc." woman that I THOUGHT I was. HA! No, apparently really I am a SAHM at heart. Yes, I still have my identity outside of the kids (barely). And yes, making it on one income involves MUCH sacrifice & unknowns. And yes, I will enjoy going back to work after preschool is over. But until then, I'm enjoying and so thankful for every second!!!! Who'd have thought!?