Welcome to my New Kind of Fabulous
Becoming a mommy has been a real life changing experience for me. No shock there, I knew it would be. (BEST life changing experience EVER). What I didn't put together with that life changing experience was how much of a LIFESTYLE changing experience it would be as well.
Sure, I knew things would change. I wouldn't be able to just jump in the car to run out to grab a coffee/run to the store/go visit a friend as easily; but I didn't realized that it would now take me up to 45 minutes just to get out the door to grab a morning Starbucks. Or that sometimes my first cup of coffee would only come at 2pm. Or that my coffee would now have to be DECAF or at least 1/2 decaf so as not to over-caffinate my breastfed baby. & Don't even ask how long it can take to prepare for an outing that doesn't involve just going through the drive thru,
Nor did I realize how much my body would change. No, I was never that girl who looked amazing in skinny jeans, but man, does having a baby effect your body. Even as I write this, 10.5 weeks postpartum, 8lbs away from my pre-baby weight - which I know is great - but I can tell you those 8lbs feel (& look to me) more like 80. Especially when I'm up 2 jean sizes from my pre-pregnancy weight. (really? 8lbs? 2 sizes?! how does this happen!)
Most of all I didn't realize how my outlook on the world would change. How my life's priorities would shift. How I would feel almost torn between the old me & this new me. New me with a MAJOR new part of my identity; mom.
Both despite & because of all of these crazy changes in my life, I do feel pretty Fabulous*; but it is a new kind of Fabulous. As I've started to juggle all of these new life experiences I kept getting the overwhelming urge to write about them. Share them. & see if other people were having them too. Maybe even help another new mommy adjust to her new "normal".
So I'll probably be writing about all of the above... & then some!
While this is all driven by my induction into Mommyhood I don't intend for this to be a blog only about babies. (ok, maybe a little bit about babies) Or parenting advice. (though I probably won't be able to keep from sharing my experiences/putting in my 2 cents here & there) Or how being a mommy has completely changed my life & I love this little person more than I knew would be Godly possible. (SO TRUE). I'm not sure what exactly it will end up being, if nothing else than an outlet for me share this amazing new journey I've set out on. We'll have to wait & see!
*note; I do not always feel fabulous. Particularly when I take 14 dresses into the fitting room with me, all at least 2 sizes larger than I usually wear, and NONE OF THEM FIT WELL. These kinds of non-fabulous things will be discussed here, with honesty, as well.