Um, can we sum up my experience as a mom in one word? Why yes – it is naïve. I seriously thought I would get things done – like that closet in my game room, it was going to be so organized while I was out on maternity leave; I was going to have her baby book written and up to date; I would blog every little detail of her life. Let’s be honest – I am lucky to get a shower each day. I seriously feel like I should get a merit badge if I actually get myself showered, her ready and get out the door by 11 to meet someone for lunch. I guess I will be paid in smiles, which are seriously adorable. My time hasn’t totally been wasted, though, I have caught up on my DVR’d shows (I have watched 28 back episodes of House Hunters) and I am well-versed in what everyone is up to on Facebook.
Another naïve thought was that I wouldn’t have “mommy brain.” First, I thought that was fake. Yeah. It totally isn’t. Things that I have done (and these are just today) – put my hand in my hot coffee thinking it was the dry cereal I was eating (because it only takes one hand!), gone to the grocery store with the equivalent of “something about Mary hair” since she spit up in it and I had no idea, and I left the hot water running for 15 minutes since I left the room and totally forgot it was on. On the upside, I now have an excuse for any ditzy behavior!
Emmy is seriously so cute, though, and totally worth the side-effects :).
Since this post is going to be a catch-all in things that I have been up to, I have to share that my inner child is now finally at peace. I got my very own American Girl doll!!!!
My whole life I wanted a Samantha doll because she looked like me as a child, but never got one because…well, I was 33 years old. However, now that I have a girl, I considered getting one…you know – for the baby. Before I actually had time to get one, though, my aunt and uncle surprised me with Samantha! I was seriously so excited. It was like Christmas morning and I can’t wait to buy clothes for her, get the Samantha books and you know let “Emmy” play with her. It was definitely one of the top 5 surprises in my life. I have seriously been obsessed since I was a child. I even texted Janie a few weeks ago when I got the American Girl catalog in the mail with the words, “How did they know I had a girl?” Ha! As some of you may know, Samantha is also retired, so you can’t get her in the store anymore, so she is basically a collector’s item!
My little girl will turn 2 months this week (where has the time gone???), so expect a two-month post soon. She has had so many fun things happen this month (like smiling!) to fill you all in on. Today she has her 2 month shots. I hope they are worse for me than they are for her. (I have already had sympathy pains for her!) I have declared today pajama day and plan to just hang out with my sweet girl.
Hope you are all doing well!