New Mom Confessions, Volume 4

  • I secretly sorta love it when my son smiles for me and no one else. I gave birth to him. He'd better smile for me.
  • I used to feel like a rebel when I didn't strap Eli into the changing table, then I realized all normal people don't do it. It knocked me down a few pegs because I realized I was no-longer the cool, daredevil mom I thought I was. 
  • On the first day after giving Eli a bath his hair is always super fluffy. Every time I look at him all I can see is a Troll Doll. 
  • Unlike most babies, Eli absolutely adores the bulb syringe/snot sucker. He waves his arms in happiness when I pull it out and sits sooooo still while I shove it up there. When I'm finished he belly laughs. Yes, you read that right - belly laughs. I have it on video and watch it anytime I need a little pick-me-up. 
  • I love dressing Eli like a little man, rather than a baby. Even though it makes diaper changes a lot more time consuming and I'm constantly adjusting his clothing when I hold him, he's just too cute in them not to do it. 
  • While I love seeing Eli's big-mouthed smiles, it's his little grins that absolutely melt my heart. 
  • I have to get out of the house at least once a day for my mental sanity. If I don't, I start talking to Eli in an even weirder mommy-voice and I find that I'm not only mad at my husband, I'm mad at the ENTIRE UNIVERSE for no reason at all - other than the fact that I'm lonely. 

6 comments:

  1. Hi! I came over from iHeart Organizing (great feature!) and had to check out the rest of your blog. I just gave birth to my son (I have a daughter too) and I feel like you on some of these posts. While I'm on maternity leave, I feel the pain on leaving the house. One of the nurses mentioned getting out for a short walk and breath of fresh air for sanity savers. Take care!

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    1. Hi Megan - Thanks for visiting! Congrats on the new baby! I find walking helps too - it's definitely one of the easiest things to get out and do - I think I use it as my "get out of the house for mental sanity" at least three times a week. :)

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  2. Hi - I am officially a stalker! I found your blog through I heart Organizing. First, your nursery is adorable! Followed by the rest of your house. Second, I feel like we are very similar. I went to school in Ames, and miss it so much! I am from the Twin Cities, and am living back here now. Lastly your son is adorable. I have 20 month old twins, and can't believe how quickly it goes. My daughter had the same hair as your son. I always loved post bath fluffy hair :) Can't wait to continue to stalk, I mean read your blog.

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    1. Hi Megan! I feel like we're similar too! Henry and Zoey are adorable - my sister-in-law is having twins (any day now) so I love hearing and reading about others with twins. Fluffy hair is the best, isn't it? :)

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  3. Hi! Just stumbled upon this from I Heart Organizing -- looks like everyone has -- and I am hooked! I am a MSP girl myself and expecting my first little babe in April so I think this might become my new favorite blog. :) Plus, DIY, sewing & IKEA hacks are right up my alley. I work 5 seconds from IKEA and those $35 dollar dressers that you had in your bedroom makeover are perfect. Plus, did I tell you I am moving in to my in-laws old farmhouse? Love running into people in the digital world that I can relate to!

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    1. Hi Jamie - congratulations on the new baby! So fun! Living by an Ikea is dangerous, right? I want to see some of your hacks! Sounds like you have lots of DIY in your future with the farmhouse and the new babe! Thanks for visiting!

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