Wednesday, June 4, 2008

TTA and Being a Mommy!

I figure I can roll yesterday's TTA on "sight" into this post today.
My in-sight on being a mother!

There are less sights to behold when you are a new mother. The first few weeks I had a hard time focusing on things at a distance. Mostly because I was tired, but partly because I was staring at this little thing in my arms all the time. I mean that literally...ALL the time!
The sights I saw were Pixie, hopefully my bed, the couch, my boppy, mad dashes in the kitchen to find something to eat before she freaked out again, the computer, and the t.v. We only have the one local station and I found out that they have a blank screen from 2-5:30am.
The first two weeks were..well...that hot and fiery place.

Everyone says not to let your baby sleep with you, but I was just happy that at two weeks she would finally let me lie down and actually sleep if she was right next to me. Every man that Scott talks to tells him that once they're in your bed they don't get out, but I don't want her in bed with me. When she's old enough she'll just have to tough it out I guess.
I now know the appeal of "one stop shop" stores. It's not so easy to get in and out anymore...especially if she's asleep and wakes up when I move her in and out of the car. I'm lucky if she'll tolerate being in her car seat more than 3 minutes. I have a sling I put her in and sometimes it's a life saver...of course..sometimes she hates being confined. Actually, recently I went out on a shopping trip and had to cut it short because I had her in her sling and her diaper failed us....leaving her outfit, the sling, and my shirt soiled.
I am lucky she takes a pacifier...I am not lucky that she will not keep it in by herself.

Showers are luxury. I make the effort to take a shower and put on make-up as much as I can. Finding clothes that will fit me now is a chore.
Pixie will let me put her in the swing for a nap now, thank goodness. I usually run around like a crazy lady trying to get things done. Cooking, dressing, picking up things off the floor, and doing dishes are some of the things that are so hard to do with her on me. I spend most of my "free" time doing dishes. How I'd love a dishwasher!
I do try to sleep with her for one of her naps usually every other day or so. I used to need 9 hours of uninterrupted sleep to have a good night. Now I think it's great if she only woke up 3 times before 7am.
I decided that I need to workout, which means that I'm going to be cutting into my precious cleaning time while Pixie's napping...unless Scott is actually home and able to hold her for a while. I usually take that time to cook, go to the bathroom by myself...and clean some more!
Today after my shower I actually got about 10 minutes of a workout in!
I know I could probably walk at the park in the morning, but I've been afraid to go by myself with the stroller and have to end up holding her and pushing the stroller because she's freaking out in it.
I love Pixie and being a mother feels good, but my goodness..babies can be so demanding!

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