I am the mom who…

I started thinking about some of this stuff and after realizing how long it has been since I actually posted, thought it might be a good jump start. Thanks to My Kid Doesn’t Poop Rainbows for the tag!

I am the mom who loves the extra hours of sleep a disposable diaper over night brings.

I am the mom who swore I’d never have my face buried in my phone when I had my precious little baby with me, but now regularly do (sorry for the silent judging pre-kid, moms).

I am the mom who gives unsolicited advice even though I work really hard not to.

I am the mom who turns on the whir noise machine at night to cover up the sound of Netflix in the bedroom when the baby is asleep.

I am the mom who is so bad about matching clothes that for a while my own mom could always tell when I had dressed the baby.

I am the mom who struggles with social anxiety on a daily basis, and wins more now that there’s a baby.

I am the mom who doesn’t stagger new foods…

I am the mom who is up when the baby is sleeping so I can write a blog post and will wine about it tomorrow morning when I can’t wake up.

I am the mom who will edit this post at some point to tag others because see above.

Night all!

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11 thoughts on “I am the mom who…

  1. Yeah, I’m the mom who has no time to stagger new foods lol. I don’t mind unsolicited advice, sometimes it’s been very helpful, and others it’s been interesting, but not applicable. I say as long as it’s not judgmental, what’s wrong with trying to help a fellow mama out? Don’t hoard all the knowledge lol!

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    • I realized this morning that I think the unsolicited advice is part of my social anxiety. I feel better if I feel like I can help! I try really hard to make it not advice but just things that worked for me. Thanks!

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  2. You are also the mom who is up at all hours of the night with a teething baby, or a sleeping baby who won’t stop kicking you. You’re also the mom who manages to work 24 hours a week, breastfeed, (mostly) cloth diaper, and donate milk to other mamas. You are the mama who supported your wife through grad school during all 4 trimesters and didn’t beg her not to apply for a PhD. You’re the mama whose birth didn’t go as planned but you’ve managed to remember the best parts and make meaning out of the rest.

    I love that you’re normalizing the imperfections of motherhood, but as the other mama i feel it’s my responsibility to make sure to highlight all the amazing and perfect things you do, too 😉

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