Thursday, September 6, 2007

A little change in my morning routine

Remember when I was doing my hair and makeup during labor? Haha. Good times. I did my hair and makeup again today. Are you impressed? I think it was more of a feat today than it was during labor. I'm not sure I have done both hair and makeup in one day since I left the hospital, and let's face it, I only did it there because I didn't have to get dressed too. So, for the last month I haven't looked so hot. Sometimes I look in the mirror and wish I could have my baby and still look pregnant.

I liked being pregnant for many reasons, one of them being that pregnant women are automatically cute. It's like nature's compensation for feeling big: you look dang good while you're doing it. Plus, at least for me, my hair was thicker, my skin was clear, and my wardrobe was all new. New mothers are not automatically cute. We just have to hide behind our automatically cute babies. (Which is fun, but not the same.) New mom's have a belly, but it's not the fun kind anymore. They have dark circles under their eyes and spit-up in their hair. If you're lucky, the new mother found time to shower at least once this week.

Some things you just don't understand until you've been there. For instance, have you non-mothers out there ever thought that taking a shower is difficult? Do you consider finding a clean shirt that fits an accomplishment? (I have plenty of clean shirts that don't fit.) Have you ever cheered when the laundry came out and there were no poop stains left? Have you ever spent so much time changing your baby's clothes every time they get dirty that you don't realize you're still in your PJ's until 15 minutes before your husband gets home from work?

Well, today I did both my hair and my makeup. I also got dressed, and did it all before 11:30. I guess what I'm trying to say is that y'all better come see me today, because who knows when this will happen again. But you better hurry before I have spit-up on my shirt . . . or maybe even in my hair and on my makeup. Then again, if that happens, you can still count on my baby being cute. I'll just hide behind her.

Pay no attention to the woman behind the cute baby

A note to single boys: If you DO consider finding a clean shirt an accomplishment, perhaps that's the reason you're single. :)



Blogger Lark said...

Just Remember you are the most wonderful person in the entire world! Just watch Alena as she looks up at you. You may be in your P.J.'s but there is no one more wonderful than you are!

7:42 PM  
Blogger El Chambon said...

On behalf of single guys everywhere, ouch. I mean ouch! Everything else, though, you go girl.

3:00 PM  
Blogger Talyn said...

Dave, no need to worry. You already wear clean shirts.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Justin said...

So I pretty much thought this was great--and yes--you never know how hard it is until you've been there--I still don't quite know 100% since I wasn't the mom--but it all rings true. And single guys--well, I am not on anymore, so no offense taken.

1:53 PM  
Blogger Kristi said...

I laughed out loud when I read this. It's nice to know I'm not the only one.

12:13 PM  

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