Being a first time, stay at home mom has opened my eyes to a whole different world. I’m not the same person I was before having Mackenzie. I’m more patient… unless I haven’t slept in days, then this isn’t the case. I’ve learned to function on little sleep and food.
With Mother’s Day approaching, I wanted to share some thoughts I have on what it’s like being a mom. You may agree or disagree with my list and that’s ok. This is just my experience!
- I’ve learned to shower with the door open & do everything I need in under 5 minutes
- It’s very cold with the door open but you need to be able to hear the phantom baby cries.
- It’s SUPER cold when you jump out of the shower to check on your crying baby, who is not crying, is soundly asleep in the recently recalled rock n play because it’s safer than her falling on the floor off the bed.
- The struggle between not wanting to spend money on yourself when your baby obviously needs another Jessica Simpson outfit that you’ve had your eye on for weeks at T.J.MAXX…
- It’s treating yourself daily to a $5 drink from Starbucks because you deserve it. Also, it’s probably the only thing you’ll consume all day until dinner.
- Oh yea and you’re the mom so you have to make dinner. You can’t just eat ice cream and go to bed like the old days. Now you have to make vegetables and healthy shit that you wouldn’t eat yourself. Cool.
- It’s pretending to be asleep while the baby cries in the middle of the night because she purposely threw her pacifier behind the crib. So your husband gets up because mama wants to sleep through the night too.
- It’s being able to function on broken sleep, coffee, and unwashed hair.
- It’s wearing the same clothes multiple days in a row, spraying some perfume on yourself & hoping for the best because who is gonna do YOUR laundry?! Can’t do laundry if there are no clothes to wash 😂
- It’s the struggle between loving and hating your body because society said so. Yes you grew a human in your body. Yes you gave birth to said human. You’re amazing. So we love our bodies for it. We are told to love our bodies and our stretch marks. I’m 8 months postpartum and I’m not ok with it. The world is telling you one thing and the internet is showing you pictures of celebrities who are 4 minutes postpartum, that don’t have a mark on their very toned, very tan bodies. Did you even have a baby?!
- If you’re unlucky like me, you even had a second degree tear and had stitches… so really nothing is the same from the neck down. Pregnancy was fun… 😒
- It’s wanting your baby to grow up but also stay little. And it goes FAST. People aren’t lying when they say it.
- My new super power is smelling my baby’s poop from a mile away. Anyone else? Just me.. ok 👌🏼
- It’s watching the same cartoon over and over and over again. My daughter loves Mickey and can’t be bothered with anything else. We’ve watched Mickey Mouse clubhouse ENTIRE series 9 times 🙃
- You wish everything was a drive-thru. It’s like you want to get out of the house, but not the car, ya know what I mean?
- Self care use to mean getting my hair and nails done.. now it means locking myself in the bathroom for 5 minutes to catch up on instagram stories… who am I?!
What does being a mom mean to you? The negative, the positive, it all matters!
I just want to wish all my friends a happy Mother’s Day! This is my first one with my daughter.
See you soon!