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3/27/13

The Day I Ate My Cereal From A Cup

Let's be honest.  As much as I have been around newborns and pregnancy, this whole postpartum thing has thrown me for one major loop-dee-loop.  I thought once pregnancy and labor was behind me, it would all be one joyous downhill slide.  Oh how deceived could one soul possibly be?!

I mean com'mon.  Why do no one bother to tell me about things like postpartum hormonal night sweats?!  Seriously.  What the dripping pajamas.  I had no idea I could wake with such a start and give any stripper a run for her money.

And what about the first time I would leave the house and have to use someone else's bathroom.  I wasn't prepared for the feelings of panic as my insides screamed out, 'Where's my peri bottle?!  Someone bring me my peri boooooootttllleeeee!!!"

Then there's the sexy, sagging pooch where I used to think I had belly fat.  Ha.  How I wish I could have that 'fat' pre-baby belly back.  Or the grooves in the floor I would create as my life became a pattern of bed, couch, toilet, couch, couch, toilet, couch, couch, couch.


And let's not forget the amazing phenomena that happens when your new hangout spot in the living room becomes a curious museum of 'Things-A-Mother-Needs-But-Never-Puts-Away'.  There's the piles of clean and dirty clothes, the roll of toilet paper for nose blowing, an empty lunch bowl, a bottle of baby shampoo from a sponge bath, blankets for hormonal chills, empty mail envelopes, an assortment of chargers, and of course a trash can full of dirty diapers.
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Truth is, even though I miss sleeping straight through the night and I usually feel like a walking milk machine,  I love this life we are living right now.  I love hearing Husband say in the most genuine way, He is a-doorable!  I love going in to pick Emmett up from his naps and cuddling his squishy, newborn body.  I love being the one that gets to pray everyday that he grows to love Jesus.

So although we currently have no clean bowls for my most favorite sugary cereal in the morning and my eyes are actually quite droopy at the moment, I am so happy that I get to wake up again tomorrow and hang out with our super cute little dude again.
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Speaking of the little dude.  Here are some of my favorite Instagrams from the last couple weeks. . . and some I stole from my mama's feed.  You can get your daily dose of #emstagram right here.








13 comments:

  1. So, so, tiny and precious!

    Haha, now that you mention it, I guess I do remember those night sweats. :) Those first weeks are such a blissful/desperate blur. You describe the chaos well--all the things you need to live within a five foot radius of the couch.

    I remember not being able to stand on my feet for more than 5 minutes for a month after my first baby (he was 9lbs too) it hurt soooo bad! I hope you're healing up quickly. And I'm sure you're doing an excellent job as a new mama.

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  2. look at that beautiful red hair he's got.

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  3. You look beautiful! And husband is right, he's a-dorable!

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  4. NO one told me about the sweats, either! Its awful! Midnight googling taught me so much those first couple weeks. The hormones will recede, I promise. Your little man is totally a-doorable.

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  5. Oh gosh that first picture brings back some serious memories! I loved/hated/adored that time. It's such a jumble of emotions. And that kid is so.dang.handsome.

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  6. First, Congratulations! He.Is.Precious.
    Second, this too shall pass! Yes, there are many things you learn as you go through those first few weeks and months after your precious miracle arrives. Your body will slowly return to normal, although most likely a new normal. The new normal will be ok. I promise. Your body just preformed an amazing task. Give yourself grace.
    Third, don't try to be super woman. I know the consequences, I tried. Allow those around you to help :)
    And last of all, give yourself a little more grace. This season of your life will end and someday you will look back and wonder how it went so fast! I do not miss the sleepless nights, but I do miss the sweet cuddles of my little one in the middle of the night, his/her precious smell, the sweet baby noises. I use to pray for my mama friends while I was feeding in the night and I knew some of them were praying for me. I will lift you up in prayer!

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  7. i smiled and nodded my head through this whole post. (my little one is just over 2 months old.) :)
    oh, and we totally eat cereal from mugs ALL the time! Emmett is just adorable, and you look beautiful!!! :)

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  8. such a comical perspective. cute baby. and cute little blog, missy.

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  9. :) congrats! thanks for telling me all those things so I can be a little more prepared :) but the Truth is the Lord has put your son in your life and at this time of his deepest neediness, your job is to take care of him! even if it neglects the kitchen! so excited for you! praying for strength!

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  10. Oh I remember it all so well - its precious time but it is hard, hard work. You look beautiful and you wee bubba so precious. So many congrats to you three, Jo xx

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  11. Congrats!!! He is just precious! And you look fabulous. And cereal in a bowl is over rated, keep eating it out of a cup!

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  12. He's adorable. Seriously, so cute. I am totally done having babies and I look at him and miss it. Weird because there isn't one ounce of me that wants to go back, but, well just enjoy it while he's little!! Because then they get big and can be smartie pants and talk back and disobey... haha! He's a cutie!

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