My Life Before and After Kids

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As you all know I am on maternity leave from my blog right now, and so I have set up some awesome guest blog posts for you to read! Today’s scheduled post and guest blogger is:
Mandi @ Tales of a Recovering Perfectionist
She is a really fun blogger, so after you read her post, which I think is great by the way, check out her blog!

Well, kid actually. Not kid(s).

Regardless. I can’t help but think of how having a child has changed almost everything about my life! My daughter is now a toddler and the time really does fly by too fast. I’ll tell you a secret… Yes I was excited when she took her first steps but there was a part of me that was sad. She wasn’t a baby anymore! She was now a “toddler”. But I am finding this stage to be just as exciting. I even think the fits she throws because I won’t let her look at herself in the mirror while I’m trying to put on make-up is adorable! But don’t tell her that. She is quite the diva!

Before…. After
Before having a child I had to set my alarm clock to wake up at a certain time. Now I don’t really need to worry about over sleeping. A hungry child wakes you up with the sunrise.

Before having a child if I was sick I just put the thermometer in my mouth. Now I need to double check that it wasn’t up someone’s rear end first.

Before having a child I would relax in the shower until the hot water ran out. Now I can almost break the sound barrier when shaving my legs.

Before… I thought a great achievement was getting a college degree or a great promotion. Now… I think a really GREAT achievement is changing a diaper with one hand.

I never thought I would get so excited to hear someone say “Dog”. Which by the way happened recently!

Before… I didn’t worry about poop. Now… I actually examine it. And talk about it. And other moms understand me.

Before… I never had to double check the bathtub for socks, toys, clothes or whatever else might have found it’s way in there.

Before… I never even watched a Baby Einstein DVD… Now I know them all by heart.

I can’ t believe I actually chose to stay up all night before having a child. Now I’m ready for bed at 9pm.

Which speaking of… before kids I would gladly have attended a party that began at 8pm on a Saturday night. Now it’s out of the question. Way too late.

Before… my boobs were just that. MINE! Now…. it’s been over a month since weaning my daughter and there is still milk in there. When does it dry up?

In relation to that… I never understood why push up bras had so much padding until now. I have one word…. gravity.

I never imagined having to sing the head and shoulders knees and toes song over and over. All. Day. Long. Every. Single. Day.

I never imagined a day on the town to be a trip to the park and Petsmart. Now it is the highlight of my week!

I never knew what a forgotten cup of milk smells like when it has been left in the diaper bag over a week before having a child. It’s pretty nasty.

Before having kids I knew exactly how to raise them. After actually having one though I realize how stupid I was.

Before Maddy I never knew how much I would love my own child. Now I love her more than she will ever possibly know!

I love being Maddy’s mom! With all the ups and downs I wouldn’t trade it for the world! Even when she follows me to the bathroom. Even when she is freaking out because I am wiping her nose. Even when she gets into the trash can. She is such a beautiful little person with her own personality and I wouldn’t change one thing about her!

And just to show you how cute she is….

Watch this video (it’s only around 30 seconds) of my princess saying “Sock”. It’s the last thing she says.

Cute huh?

I love this post, because it shows me how much I have to look forward to! I am sure many of you moms can relate! Hope you enjoyed Mandi’a post, now go check out her blog!

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  1. this is just a wonderful post! You describe mommyhood perfectly! I can relate to every single one of those things. And until you are a mommy, you just don't get it 🙂

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