~Wear cuter outfits to work (instead of putting on whatever is thoughtless, quick and fits)
~Mail out thank you cards the day we got a gift (now it takes me weeks to get them out)
~Wash my hair more than twice a week (nuff said)
~Wear more eyeshadow colors than one
~Have a wish list in my head of stuff I want (now its all stuff I want for the baby and don’t have time to even know whats in style these days)
~Buy birthday, shower and wedding gifts WEEKS ahead of time. (now I’m running out to get them on the day of the party)
~( Hunter used to) Go to the grocery store on a daily basis to get stuff we need for dinner. (Now we have to make a list on Sundays and get EVERYTHING we need for meals for the week or else we won’t have time to cook and eat)
~Wake up at 8am to get to work by 9am. (now I wake up at 6am to get to work by 9am)
~Stop at starbucks everyday to get coffee on my way into work (now I have an infant with me in the car that I don’t feel like lugging into the coffee shop so I have to drink the break room coffee)
~Look forward to the weekends to go out and have fun (now I look forward to them to sleep!)
So they say having a baby changes everything. Yep they were right.
I didn’t understand what a busy and full life was until I became a working mom. What day is it, where am I and how did I get here are often thoughts that pop into my head. I understand why this mom thing is like a “club” you can’t join until you have a kid because I get it that despite everything that has changed in our/my life, I wouldn’t change a thing back to the way it was.
I LOVE this little nugget!!