I thought everyone could would get a kick out of this- my first attempt at blogging!
|This was my "About Me" section from 2009.|
When I wrote this post, I was still new to motherhood and adjusting to the lifestyle of a SAHM. We found out about my pregnancy when I was 24, at a time when most of our friends were still dating or recently engaged. When M was born, my husband was working his butt off on the overnight shift. She was a sweet baby, but she was the worst sleeper! I remember many nights of pushing M around the house in a stroller at 4 AM in an attempt to get her to sleep.
I was happy with being a wife and mother, but I felt lost without my friends. I felt that a blog would be a good way to voice my frustrations with the loneliness and feelings of abandonment. Looking back now, the post is still important to me. There are no graphics, photos, hyperlinks or even a clear organization- but it was a way to get my head straight.
|I still like the blog's name- but the tag line is super cliché! Amazing stock graphics, right?|
Three's Company THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 2009
So- a funny thing happens when you have a baby- people disappear. When you are pregnant everyone gets so excited and vows their every spare moment to your every possible need! But when the baby is born and the newborn visits are over, it get very lonely.
In honor of this phenomenon I would like to make a top ten list of things I never thought that I would say pre-parenthood. However- I say these so frequently that I could only come up with 6- oh well. What is so great about these is they are all considered acceptable topics of discussion at the dinner table (only amongst other parents- some people get grossed out- obviously they aren't around often enough to find any of these funny)
Things I NEVER thought I'd say before the birth of my daughter... here goes!
6. "She only crapped on 2 outfits today!"
5. "Did she poop yet today? I fed her prunes and I wanted to see if her poo came out purple!"
4. "Yeah! She pooped!"
3. "Please be sure to put that outfit in the 'to be oxy-cleaned' PILE"
2. "I love how cute it is when she farts in the morning"
1. "I have boogers on my shoulder? Today must be my day- just one shoulder!"
This entry was prompted by the onslaught of status updates on Facebook regarding babies. I have a few select friends of mine who have had babies "before the curve"- for them I will be eternally grateful. I would have been completely lost without them. I am starting to feel like a "veteran parent" now that everyone else is finally getting married and having their planned babies. Odd, seeing as I have only been a mommy for a little over half a year.
So- to all you parents to be- congrats! Here is my advice to you- register for size 3 and up diapers, invest in stain removal spray and enjoy the company you keep as of now. Once you have a "scream machine" they will all leave you until they have their own :)
Also- to those amazing women who are trying so hard to get pregnant- enjoy the process! Screaming babies are the anti- aphrodisiac. Either way, hang in there- it is so worth it.
*Disclaimer- this is intended to be completely lighthearted!
I am very thankful for all the love and support that Randy and I have received*
I hope that you enjoyed this passive aggressive stroll down memory lane. On a serious note, remember to reach out to your friends after they have a baby. "Baby Blues" are no fun!
What advice do you have for a new mom on staying social?