I’m back from maternity leave. I write this while I’m WEARING my baby. So maybe not fully back, but back to the blog and so happy about it.
Coming out of the fog post-baby is a real thing. When people say they are all consuming, they aren’t kidding. I really did believe I would keep blogging right after the little one emerged, but now that I’ve done it, I laugh at Kelly of the past. That’s not to say women don’t do it. My cousin had a baby in January as well. She birthed that little beauty on a Saturday and was back to work on Monday. Monday, I tell you. But I do not have super powers like her, and figuring out how to function on almost no sleep was the biggest adjustment that I didn’t know I would need to adjust for.
It’s funny, you hear so much about the lack of sleep, but I also heard babies sleep all the time, so I thought I would be just fine. In the first three days of his life I slept a collective three hours. That’s one hour a night. Now, I couldn’t obviously keep that up, but I probably sleep four to five hours a night these days in 2 hour chunks. I don’t want this to sound like a series of complaints. It’s definitely not (well, maybe a little “please feel sorry for me. I’m so tired!”), but not my main point. It’s just to say, I definitely had no creative juices left to write about my life, DIY and food, when my main goal was to shower four times in a week. Three times a week? Ew. I know. When I write it, I’m a little embarrassed. But if a newborn and your hubs are the only real people smelling you for awhile, that’s not soooo bad. Right?
Aside from the fact that I smell not quite as sweet as I used to, I’ve become a full blown baby person. Maybe just for my baby, but I’m all about the babes and his major (tiny to those in the outside world) milestones. He can lift his head like he’s superman and the pediatrician seems very impressed. No, she does not say that to all the patients, hubs.
My goals now are figuring out how I can nurture my sweet little boy, while at the same time pursuing my interests, hobbies, and dreams. I don’t have an answer, not even sure I have an idea yet, but I’ll keep you “posted” when I do. See what I did there?
All grammar and punctuation errors can be chalked up to these cheeks. Thank you for your understanding.