Thursday, January 26, 2012

Sleep and other elusive beasts

I love making lists, so here's my list of things that have almost disappeared from my life since having Evie:

  • Sleep
    • So, even though Baby Girl sleeps pretty well at night, she still gets up at least two times, but usually three. I have never slept so little in my life. Well, maybe when I was in seminary, but at least I got a break on the weekends.
  • Long showers
    • I love taking long, hot showers. Especially in the winter months. It's my "me" time. I get to stand there and soak up the warmth and enjoy the water beating on my back. It's my daily therapy and I miss it!
  • Free hands
    • Baby girl will sometimes play by herself on her back and be fine, but mostly she wants to be up on my shoulder and will start wailing if I put her down. I've tried putting her in the moby wrap and a sling type carrier, but she doesn't like either of them. But on the other hand (arr arr, get it?) I'm getting better at doing things one handed.
  • My clothes
    • Even though I weigh much less now than I did before I got pregnant, my shape has changed. Therefore, most of my clothes don't fit me anymore. I'm really sad to see some of the pieces go, but mostly I'm frustrated that I have to start my wardrobe from scratch again. (I'm also frustrated by the stubborn belly flub that won't go away)
But even though I really miss all of these things, I wouldn't trade Baby Girl for any of it. I have loved watching her grow and can't get enough of this face these days.


  1. Don't let the clothing go too fast. It took several months, and I mean like July or August after a December birth, for things to get back to a semblance of what they once were. Twins, c-section, different, but I'd give it some time. Unless, of course, you want to go shopping, in which case I will be quiet :)

    I'm told the tummy flub eventually goes away. After your skin regains some amount of elasticity.

    1. Let's hope the flub goes away!! :) I think I may have to do some hard core crunches and pilates as well, though.


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