So much of what you read in baby books, etc. doesn't really prepare you for life after baby. I'm not talking about the 'how to feed and swaddle your baby' or 'nap when the baby naps'. I'm getting used to less sleep and I think I"m actually doing a pretty amazing job in the Mom department. It's those other departments I feel I'm lacking (being a spokeswoman for Garnier, cooking and being the next Brooke Burke with a line of workout videos, being a great fiance, etc). But I've pretty much decided these things don't matter (except for the fiance one). At all. Both Ernest and I working full time jobs away from the babe doesn't leave us much time to spend with her so the last thing I feel like doing when I get home is busting out the mop and bucket. I'd rather spend my time giving baby A sweet kisses, playing with her and listening to her talk up a storm. And by that time it's already snooze hour for her, dinner time then bed time. OH and the fiance and Jack need some quality time in there too. I guess it's just all about prioritizing and a spotless kitchen comes in last to spending time with my family.
I guess this is my testament that life with an infant, a full time job, a fiancé, a house and dog is no easy task. BUT I'm incredibly blessed for the life I have. I need to give myself a break, stop comparing myself and others because at the end of the day a 'perfect' life is not about having a house Martha Stewart would envy, it's about the people inside it. I may workout only once a week, we may eat takeout more than
|Family pictures at Ernest's Aunt's house. Note: these are clip in hair extensions! HA!|