Monday, May 6, 2013

Things I Would Never Have Dreamed

Before having a baby, there are a number of things that I would have assured you I would never allow to happen. Then I had a baby and realized that all bets are off.

I never would have thought I'd

But she's pretty sure she'll NEVER
do any of these things.
Say that 26 hours of labor was honestly not that bad. Boring, definitely, but not as bad as it sounds. I would even (no joke!) do it again.

Seriously contemplate sending out a picture of my boob to in-laws, family, and friends. (But she looks so adorable when she breastfeeds! I haven't actually done it, but I've been tempted, which is horrifying enough).

Go without ANY makeup in public.

Go out in public with vomit on my shirt (in multiple places).

And, in the same vein...Laugh as someone vomits down my cleavage.

Cheer every time someone burps, poos, or toots. (After many nights of intestinal distress, you too would cheer when your child FINALLY lets them rip.)

Consider an uninterrupted four hours of sleep "a full night's sleep."

Witness yet another reason Nathan gets attention from strangers. He's already had perfect strangers walk up to him on the street and say that he and his daughter are "so cute." Sigh. No one tells me that we're adorable when I'm out with her.

Feel the need to avoid putting mustard on my food. I just can't do it. It looks scarily like what we find in our newborn's diaper after each change.


  1. You and your baby are so adorable!

  2. She looks like she has something sassy to say in this picture! I never thought I would talk about poop so much being a stepmom either, but it does become pretty important. Who knew poop was so interesting? :)

  3. I would comment but I'm laughing too hard!!!!

  4. Congratulations! She is so, so adorable. I would totally come up to you on the streets and tell you that too. :) it makes my day when people go out of their way to comment on Kayla's cuteness, so now I pay it forward if I see other little cuties!

  5. I love this Hanna! SOOO true! I am just waiting for "What Not to Wear" to show up at my door. She is adorable, and I cannot wait to meet her at some point. Sleep while you can:)