Monday, July 1, 2013

The stuff you need to know that's NOT in the baby books.

Here is a list of a few of the things I have learned since having Laura. This is the stuff they should REALLY put in the baby books.

- When going to the store ALWAYS park next to either a curb or the shopping cart pick up. Once you've loaded up all your groceries, and you've loaded your more than likely crying baby into his/her carseat, the last thing you would want to do is have to figure out how to get your shopping cart (or buggy if you live in the south like me) back where it goes. I hate being 'that person' who just leaves their cart in the middle of the parking lot and I am also not going to be 'that mom' who leaves her kid alone in the car either. The easiest solution is to park next to a curb or cart return.

- After awhile everything becomes a burp/spit up cloth. Whether it is a random onesie sitting around or the bottom of your own shirt, everything is an option in the time of need.

- Don't start stocking up on things until you know your baby and their own preferences. Laura has zero interest in pacifiers and I have 5 unopened packages of pacifiers and pacifier clips sitting in her dresser.

- After your baby shower, go through all the clothes you received and purge clothes with sizes that won't fit the season. A lot of the time people don't pay attention to the size and will buy something because it is cute. I had to get rid of at least 10 outfits that were winter style clothes that would fit when Laura was 6 months old in the dead of summer. I also have Christmas dresses and Halloween onesies that would only fit 4 or 5 months before or after the actual holiday. 

- Take a book/magazine and snack for yourself with you everywhere. Find a good parking lot/park in town that is convenient to your home. I promise you there will come a time when you're crying backseat driver will fall asleep, and it will usually by as you are on the way home. The last thing you want to do is have to take that baby out of the car seat to go inside your house after they have finally fallen asleep! I There have been several times this has happened to me, and I head to a nearby park, grab my book, and let her snooze. Once she wakes up, happy as can be, we head home.

- You are going to feel like a bad mom at some point. It's inevitable. Say this out loud...YOU ARE A GOOD MOM. The fact that you care at all about what kind of mom you are means you are a good mom. You will need to remind yourself this often, like when you are standing in Starbucks with your sleeping baby in the stroller while you wait for your drink order and you drop your cell phone on her head which of course followed with blood curdling screams. I could feel all the judgment in the room swarming my way. I am a good mom. I am a good mom. I am a good mom.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

A Few Thoughts...

I really want to go home from work at 11pm and stay up doing laundry because hubby informed me he has no clean pants for work tomorrow.....said no woman ever.
(good thing I love him)

Cookie dough for breakfast = puking by noon.

I am under the realization that I should have been a 50s housewife. I really just want to sit around all day ordering Pyrex out of catalogs and and sewing new clothes. I am so not cut out for 2013.

I was talking to Aaron about the new Samsung Galaxy S4 today and used the phrase "futuristic". Another reason I should be living in the 50s.

It's damn near impossible for me to leave Target without spending at least $50. I really don't know how it happens.

Left my wallet in the car hubby took to work. Counted changed out of his dirty jeans just to go get a McDonald's sweet tea. This my friends is addiction.The first step is admittance.

I really want a dainty little crown tattoo with Laura's name worked into it but cannot think of a single place on my body I would be happy putting another tattoo.

I want to cut my hair. I don't want to cut my hair. But I want to cut my hair. Ugh.

The only thing I am absolutely positive about with my plans for finishing school is that I have absolutely no idea what the plan is.

This made me laugh. HARD. And I am still not embarrassed for saying buggy.

I don't understand how I can have a wall length closet PACKED with clothes and still throw a fit every morning with nothing to wear.

Breastfeeding makes me 100 times hungrier than pregnancy ever did.

It's literally impossible for me to cook anything without destroying our kitchen.

Playing with toys and watching cartoons with Laura is like reliving my childhood all over again and it is AWESOME.

As a kid I got really excited going to bed when I new there was a brand new box of cereal waiting for me in the morning. Now as an adult, I get that way with new coffee creamer. I wish I was as excited about the gym.

Sometimes I wish we still had the dogs in the house. It's not as much fun blaming things on the baby.

I have been trying to go to bed early when Laura goes to sleep. It's not happening.

On that note, night y'all.