|Exhaustion from skiing is NOTHING compared |
to exhaustion from having a teething baby
I still have mommy brain. It's awful. The other day I couldn't think of the word "gravity" and had to say "you know, the thing that holds everything on earth." You can imagine the strange looks I got for that. I always thought I was a fairly smart cat, but man-oh-man, Baby Brain is real and doesn't appear to be going away anytime soon.
I can fit into every piece of clothing I owned pre-Paisley, but it just fits differently. I'm not sure how I feel about my new body, I'm just not used to it yet. I have been taking a fairly intense work-out class 1-2 times a week and I really enjoy it. It is something I enjoy doing for myself. If the class doesn't get rid of the little pooch I still have, well at least Paisley has somewhere to sit when I hold him.
Since I talked about working-out, I might as well talk about eating as well. I am starving pretty much any time I am awake. Even after I just finished eating, I am rarely ever full. How am I hungry all the time? I tried eating apples as a snack, but realized that eating apples just makes me hungrier. Is that possible? Now I snack on Goldfish crackers and they are way more filling than apples!
|Prior to motherhood, one of my most emotional moments came |
during my days as a firefighter.
Last but not least....my feelings on Love have changed. Of course I have always loved my parents, but I had no idea how much they loved me until I had a child of my own. It's not easy raising a child, it's not easy to love your child when they are up at 2am screaming at the top of their lungs for no apparent reason. But my parents did it, and now I'm doing it, because of the love we feel for our child(ren). In raising my child, my love has grown for my parents as I now understand what they have sacrificed to give me the happy childhood I have had. To watch them now give that same unyielding love to Paisley makes my heart grow.
|Before the wedding, before the baby, I could travel carelessly |
to the ends of the world. I wouldn't trade one day of
wife/motherhood for a round trip ticket anywhere.
Life is tiring, but it is good. The teething phase will pass, I will get used to my "mommy" body, I will probably start carrying a Thesaurus around, and I will get a better handle on my emotions. Until then, I'll just sip my coffee and eat a couple Goldfish crackers.
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