Being A New Mom Means...

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Being a 

new mom 


personal, newborn

In the few short months I've been a mom, it's incredible to recognize the life shift that takes place when that little one enters the picture. I've discovered a job description that no blog or article or friendly advice ever included so I thought I'd pass it along some limited experience to ease the shock for others:  

Being a new mom means:

  1. swaying even when there's no baby in your arms

  2. reheating the same cup of coffee 5 times throughout the day and forgetting where you leave it each time after about 2 sips
  3. the olympic games of practicing patience 
  4. mastering the art of doing any task one-handed
  5. singing or narrating every step in your day 
  6. talking about poop and burps more than a five year old boy
  7. being exhausted when your head hits the pillow but already looking forward to seeing their smile in the morning
  8. seeing, touching, and smelling your surroundings through the excitement of one who is experiencing it for the first time
  9. dusting off the nursery rhymes you remember from childhood
  10. planning life in 2-3 hour increments 
  11. transforming into a complete goofball for the possibility of a giggle or smile
  12. constant trial and error
  13. whittling down your morning routine to <15 minutes
  14. doing considerably normal things, but with a baby strapped to your chest.
  15. googling something pertaining to growth, food, sleep, or development every day
  16. choosing between sleep, exercise, or food on a regular basis.
  17. get all warm inside when you smell her freshly washed crib sheets and blankets
  18. extreme, newfound admiration for your own mother and all the other mothers in your life
  19. learning to ask for help and being okay with accepting it
  20. taking way too many pictures-- just kidding there's no such thing. 

What does being a new mom look like to you? Add to list in the comments below!!