I have caught myself in a few situations that I can only describe as “mommy moments.” I have been keeping a “You Know Your a Mom When” list in my phone. It is getting too long not to share. I am scared to think what I will be able to tack onto this list as Bode continues to grow. What can you add to the list? Leave your own “mommy moments” in the comments section below. I would love to read about the funny things motherhood has caused you to do, say, or think!
You Know You’re a Mom When…
- You find yourself eating breakfast in the bathroom because your baby is asleep in the Rock ‘n Play and you don’t want to wake him.
- You consider your day a success when you can find time to shower, poop, complete a load of laundry, and cook dinner–not all at the same time, of course.
- Your schedule is no longer your schedule.
- Your Starbucks order went from a Tall to a Venti.
- You wonder how the smallest person in your household can create the most amount of laundry.
- You can’t remember if you brushed your teeth or not. In my defense, this one was limited to the first two weeks or so… 🙂
- Someone finally likes your singing.
- You figure out how to run your household solely from items purchased at Target.
- Mall walking (stroller pushing) becomes your new favorite form of exercise.
- You have a sitter and you can’t decide if you should go out or stay home and sleep.
- You now go to bed before 8:00 pm.
- You can’t decide if coffee, wine, ice cream, or sleep is what you need.
- You have a new found respect for your own parents.
- You don’t know how people did it without bottle warmers, mamaRoos (Thank you Courtney for letting us borrow Sawyer’s!), and pacifiers.
- You buy a book with the intention of reading it but in reality, it becomes a table decoration.
- You become multi-talented: You can eat dinner standing up, rock your baby, and rub your dog with your foot all at the same time.
- When your mom or mother-in-law offers to be “on-call” with the baby all night you consider it equivalent to winning the lottery.
- You experience a feeling of love that you never knew was possible until you held your little one in your arms.
- You wouldn’t change any of the above.
Life has been an adventure the past few months and I know it is just the beginning. Although my world has turned upside down, I wouldn’t change it for anything. When I catch myself in these “mommy moments,” I thank God I have the opportunity to experience them.
Here are some “real life” mommy photos from my phone. No makeup, no shower, no professional touch-ups–just the real thang.