Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Twice as long ...

So what has motherhood taught me?
PATIENCE!!

Everything takes twice as long! ... and as much as I absolutely adore my little monkey, I really miss my pre-baby efficiency!! :)

Here are the things that I miss/took for granted :

1. Being able to do ANYTHING quickly ... well that's not true. When it comes to Nelson, I do everything quickly. The longer I take - the louder he screams, so I'm quick, very quick! BUT - when it comes to errands - no way! The days of running into the gas station to grab a Diet Coke are over! :) Any errand now invovles car seats, strollers, diaper bags, etc! It never fails - the times that I leave the diaper bag in the car -- Nelson needs a diaper change. Nelson has about the same amount of patience I do = zero.

2. Sleep! This one is an obvious! I would kill for more than 2 hours of sleep at a time. ok ... so maybe not killl - but it would be AMAZING! I bet a good night's beauty sleep could do wonders for my face, haha! In case you're the mother of a child that actually sleeps -- please keep your "my child has been sleeping through the night since 6 weeks" stories to yourself. No one cares. Just Kidding. Sort of. My child doesn't sleep -- therefore, neither do I!

3. My vanity! I LOVE CLOTHES! I LOVE MAKE UP! I LOVE GETTING ALL DOLLED UP! but for the most part, those days are over! haha. Well - not completely over - but its definitely NOT a part of my daily routine anymore - it's way too much work to get Nelson ready and myself! I mean, as long as he looks CUTE - no one is looking at me anyways, right? :)

4. My husband! :) George left for OCS not much longer after Nelson was born - but those first few weeks with him were wonderful! I miss his help, his support, his hugs, his "boy bonding" time with Nelson (they would snuggle on the couch and watch Terminator). I can't wait for him to come home -- 50 days and counting!

5. My sewing machine!! It's tucked away in the closet just waiting for those days when Nelson actually naps!! :) Those days do happen, right?

But you know what?
This adorable little face is
SOOOOO worth it all!!!
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