10 Ways I’ve Changed Since Becoming a Mom.

September 12, 2013

…..Because its almost Friday. Because lists are fun.

10. I can’t, for the life of me, remember what my husband and I used to do all day on Saturdays prior to having kids.

9. I have resorted to referring to myself in the 3rd person. Ex:“Mommy is so tired.”

8. I no longer call the bathroom, “the bathroom.” It is strictly, “The Potty.”

7. For some reason I find it absolutely necessary to combine numbers 9 and 8 together: “Mommy has to go potty.” … you know you do it too.

6. When driving in the car I point and scream “Digger!” with more enthusiasm than I used to said “Yes!” on the day my husband proposed….. even when driving alone.

5. I have not been to a movie in the theater since Juno. That movie came out the year my first son was born………

4. For a total of 25 (unconsecutive) months and counting I have (inconspicuously) whipped out my boobs at least 5 times per day… No matter when. No matter where. No matter what object I can find to conceal myself.nursing in public

3. My constant backdrop of noise consists of “Vrooooom! Kachow! Pa-Chang! Vrr… Vrrr. VROOOOOMMMM!! ahhh!!!!! CRASH! Ugh! Oh Nooooo!!!! Your dead. ” Just the boy noises coming from my son as he plays with his airplanes. nbd.

3 continued…..That being said, I have a new appreciation for the sounds of silence, but that only lasts about 14 seconds before I remember that it probably means someone is up to no good.

2. When (if) I take a shower, I always, without fail, hear phantom baby cries. I end up turning the water on and off several times (suds still in hair) to listen for the baby crying… Typically they are just my imagination, but I swear I hear them and know I will probably never escape them. Or sleep through the night.

1. I have never felt so exhausted, un-listened to, helpless, relied upon and in need of wine and/or lattes while simultanesouly feeling alive, enamored, inspired, in love and loved.

Wow…Motherhood….this is some serious stuff.

  • Natalie
    September 12, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    What an awesome post. Agree with every single one!
    You’re a great writer Lindsey!

  • dutchy
    September 12, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    I love being a grandmother….almost as much as I love being a mother!

  • casey leigh
    September 12, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    the one and only time i let ruby play quietly by herself … i found her eating a box of crayons 🙂 the joys of motherhood are endless! go moms!

  • Katie
    September 13, 2013 at 6:24 am

    Love your blog! You always make me laugh because what you write about it so real and has happened to most moms! Keep it up! I look forward to your posts!

  • Jessica @FoundtheMarbles
    September 13, 2013 at 7:45 am

    #10 cracked me up. Oh, how I miss Sundays before kids!

  • Carrie @ Chockababy
    September 13, 2013 at 8:28 am

    What a great list! I am with you on all counts, with just a few added girlie noises on #3 🙂

  • Caitlin
    September 13, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Oh this is too funny!

  • Lindsay
    September 13, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    This is awesome and all so true! Best list I have seen in a long time 😉

  • Sara @ Not Your Mainstream Mama
    September 14, 2013 at 10:25 am

    My son is only 12 months old, but I can already relate to some of these. Great list!

  • Carissa
    September 14, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    Haha! Yes to all of this!
    Such a fun post 🙂

  • Stephanie
    September 14, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    It is incredible how having a child changes everything!

  • Jennifer
    September 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    I love your nursing cover! You may just start a trend!!

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