They say after you have a baby, your whole life changes. I really had no idea what to expect after having Mackenzie. Some days, I still don’t. No two days are the same.
So I want to say goodbye to the old Kristina. The Kristina before having a baby. To the Kristina who was not a mom or a wife. I was just someone’s girlfriend. Carefree, party girl (in my early 20’s), who really had no responsibilities other than to keep the dog alive and be with my boyfriend.
The things I thought were important then, aren’t that important now.
Oh I didn’t shower for 2 days? No big deal now! I’m lucky if I have time to even shave my legs now!
I used to take TWO hours to get ready to go out with my girlfriends for drinks. TWO hours. Do you know what I could do with those two hours now? Maybe take a nap, or wash the dishes, vacuum, laundry. The list is endless!
I can’t just get up and leave anymore when I feel like I want Starbucks or I want to run to target. It takes over an hour for us to get our things together & go now. I don’t mind it but that freedom of just leaving your house whenever you want was nice. I have to strategically plan for us to go somewhere. Make sure baby was JUST fed, fresh diaper and not screaming her head off. Once those things are complete, we are free to go.
Babies are expensive little humans. The amount of money we have spent on diapers, wipes, formula, clothes, etc. in her short 3 months of being on this earth is incredible. The things I used to spend my money on, don’t even matter anymore. It’s all about Mackenzie.
What are some of the things you have given up for your baby? Leave a comment below!
See you soon,