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10 Ways my Life Has Changed Since Having a Baby

I’m sure all you mommas can relate with this post! 

So here it goes, ten ways my life has changed since having a baby. 

1. Days without showering. Y’all I can go like 3 or 4 days now without showering! Before I had my son in could maybe go 2 days. As long as I don’t have to go anywhere, I’ve just learned to embrace the stink! šŸ˜‚

2. Who knows what this stain is. I find stains on my clothes daily that I have no idea where they came from. Bodily fluids are just a part of everyday life now. 

3. Constant anxiety (maybe that’s just me) lol. You guuuuyyysssss. I’ve always suffered from anxiety but having a baby has made it much worse. I’ve got severe eczema on my hands from over washing (I’ve become a bit of a germ-o-phob) and even when I can sleep, I don’t because I’m worrying. Which is dumb because worrying doesn’t solve anything. But, the brain does what it does. 

4. Running off of no sleep. I used to think I knew what tired was before I had a baby. Actually, as I write this post I have actually dosed off a couple times and woke up to keep writing. I had no idea what tired was. No. Idea. 

5. Enhanced attention to detail. I notice every little thing about Holden. Any new tiny mark, any new sound, any new movement, etc. I was never this observant before having him. I’m hyper aware of things that could be dangerous. 

6. No alone time. The only alone time I have now is when I’m pumping late into the night or if James watches Holden while I take a bath (which is rare). 

7. Waaayyy more cleaning. Before having a baby, a little bit of messiness didn’t bother me too much. Now if the house gets messy it stresses me out. 

8. Put the pets on the back burner. This doesn’t mean I don’t love or take care of my fur-babies but they are definitely not getting the attention that they used to!

9. Family time has become a priority. Not just time with me, James, and Holden, but the rest of our family members too. Siblings, uncles, aunts, grandparents, parents, cousins…spending time with family has just become so important. I want Holden to grow up around a lot of family; being surrounded by people who love him. 

10. Putting another person before yourself. Now when I got married I thought I put my husband’s needs before my own (not in a weird patriarchal way, just because I love him) but I had no idea what that even meant. I have literally sacrificed my entire life to this tiny human and it’s SO worth it. 

Can y’all relate? What changed for you when you had your kid (or kids)? šŸ‘‡ comment below šŸ‘‡

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-much love always!!

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