Thursday, June 17, 2010

You know you're a Mom when...

I was thinking to myself the other day how different my life really is now after becoming a mom. I told myself before getting pregnant and all through my pregnancy that I wouldn't "lose" myself after I had Sawyer. That I would still be the same person...laid back, fun loving, always up for a good time person. Well, I realized I have changed and I think it is impossible not to change once you become a mom. Your whole world is rocked by this tiny little miracle (but totally in a good way!).

And while I would like to think I'm still a pretty cool girl below are some examples of how I know I'm a mom.

I can function on very little sleep! I used to require 8 hours a night.period. But now a 4 or 5 hour stretch feels like heaven.

And I'll be so exhausted but can't sleep until I check on him just one more time.

I have become closer to God. I pray all the time and just can't thank Him enough for choosing me to be Sawyer's mommy.

I have shaved off an additional 10-15 minutes of my getting ready time. And I was fast to start with.

I don't think twice about being peed on, pooped on, spit up on, etc. Doesn't gross me out one bit. Sawyer has peed on our bed during a middle of the night diaper change and I've been know to just roll over and go back to sleep. (maybe that's the exhaustion)

A diaper bag has now become my purse.

I have woken up many times to find that I am laying in a pool of my own breast milk. Nice, right! Thank God this has never happened publicly. I probably just jinxed myself.

I carry on full blown conversations with a 4 month old. Even ask him his opinion...he mostly agrees with me!

When going shopping,I immediately head straight to the baby section.

I now eat dinner in about 5 minutes flat. In fact, I'm pretty fast at pretty much everything now~ laundry, cleaning (okay, Keith does most of this), bathroom breaks, etc.

The highlight of my day is getting a gummy smile from my boy!

I've now experienced a love like no other. It's so strong and you know it's coming but still can't prepare. It swallows you whole and that is why you can't help but "lose" a little of yourself when you become a mom. But in fact, it isn't "lost" at all....you've given it away. Gladly! Because you would give that tiny precious amazing little person everything you had!

4 comments:

Amanda said...

Such a sweet post! I don't think you have lost anything...you are still an amazing, wonderful, beautiful woman (now you jsut happened to have a beautiful baby with you)and one of the best friends a girl could ever ask for! Love you!

Kathy Jo said...

Tiff, you are such an inspiration with your words! I not only like to see "gummy smile" when I log on to your blog, but I love to read your lovely words. You are such an awesome mom (which I knew you would be)! I do believe that once you become a mom, including a step-mom, you suddenly feel a little responsible for those that you are now loving unconditionally to show them Gods love as well. I could go on with this but won't cause I'll take up too much space :)!

I love you so very much!
Kathy

BeLLa said...

my precious tipper. how awesome it is to see my "babies" come full circle. and maybe i'll even be blessed to see yall become blubbering grandparents. =)

AND it is awesome to see that now you truly know that all of those times you thought i was sacrificing for you, that my ultimate joy was in giving to you.

i know you heard me say it often but now does "you can mess with me but you better not mess with mine" hold a new meaning for you? =)

xoxo

Jennrob said...

ahhh...this is so sweet and so true! i may have to do one of my own on my blog! i agree w/ so many things you said! and what your mom said is SO TRUE...you can mess w/ me all day long, but you best not mess w/ my child!