If you’re reading this post, you probably aren’t a new mom, ha! Well, unless it is 3:30 am (oh heck you don’t know what time it is!) and you’ve got your iPad/Kindle/Phone out while feeding/nursing the bambino and the brightness is turned down as low as it will go. Heck, I’m a new mom to a 4 month old and this post is finally happening. Writing blog posts has taken a back seat. New mom = all kinds of crazy. These are a few fun tid bits I’ve learned over the last 4 months. Please share with all moms to be and tell them to enjoy their Starbucks and strolls through Target alone because soon that sweet baby of yours is the boss.
You know you are a new mom if…
1. …you get super excited about drive throughs: I used to think drive throughs were for lazy people and/or rainy days. I never really used them. I would always rather just park and go inside than sit in my car and wait in a long ol’ line of cars (see #1 on my exercise routine). But, now, the idea of just driving through Starbucks to get my tasty treat instead of lugging in the 1,481 lb infant car seat thing is heavenly. I really wish there was a drive through grocery store. And maybe a drive through Target where you could actually drive your car down the aisles and look at all of the items from your car. Yea, that would be really awesome. Ohh or maybe Target should just have a free day care section, like the gym and IKEA! (You’re welcome for the genius idea, Target!)
2. …you go to stores depending on the size of their shopping carts and/or if they have carts: I love HEB, but I am super frustrated with their shopping cart situation right now. They have this dumb little shelf at the end of the cart that does not allow the baby car seat to fit inside of the cart. I know you’re supposed to be able to put the car seat over the seat thing, but I’m still too nervous for all of that action. I just want to put him in my cart and shop on my merry way. World Market, I love you too, but your carts are too little. Babies R Us, you’ve got the cart thing down! Little cute vintage/ furniture stores, you need to get carts ASAP. Oh heck with all of the lugging of the car seat, just wear the baby! (I love this thing.)
3. …you’ve some how turned into a singer: I’ve got a few talents up my sleeve (gymnastics, cutting out letters), but y’all, singing is not one of them. In fact, I’m pretty sure I’m tone deaf. And for some reason, I’ve decided now that I have my sweet Max baby I have to sing to him. Now not only am I tone deaf, but I don’t know the words to any song. I find myself making up names for stuffed animals and singing about the objects in the room. Sometimes they rhyme. Most of the time they don’t. It’s ridiculous. I almost feel sorry for Maxwell! (This is the one song I know and sing a lot.)
4. …you could compete with fear factor on any level of grossness: Poop in you nails? No biggie. He only puked once on your t-shirt? It’s absolutely still clean! Getting peed on? Ain’t no thang. Slobber and drool make ya cool! But, seriously these babies are just as gross as they are cute! It’s incredible how many weird fluids can come out of something so tiny. Fear Factor has nothing on babies.
5. …you sit in your car in the garage while the baby is till asleep because you know their giant eyes will pop open as soon as you open the front door: I don’t know about you, but Max baby knows when we are home and his giant eyes pop open the second we walk in the front door! Maybe he’s a genius? Maybe it’s the smell? I have no idea, but it happens 99% of the time! If he’s asleep in the car, I absolutely utilize my time in the car before we enter the house.
6. …you delete apps so that your phone will hold more pictures. Or even worse, by a whole new phone just for the camera and extra memory!
7. …an expert at using only one hand. Overnight I became an expert of holding baby in one arm and eating with only one hand. Typing with only one hand. Washing my hands with only one hand. Putting on pants with only one hand. Doing laundry with one hand. Putting dishes away with one hand. I kind of impress myself. What a skill!
Did I miss anything? Do share in the comments below… If you like this post, check out the tips I learned for taking care of newborns below!