In honor of Mother’s Day, I’ve made a fun list from my experiences thus far as a mommy…
You Know You’re a Mommy When….
- When you constantly sing songs to your baby describing everything you’re doing.
- You spend an inordinate amount of time praying for sleep and bargaining with God for another minute of rest.
- Your iPhone runs out of storage space all the time because of all the videos and photos you make of your child.
- You have mastered doing everything with the use of only one hand.
- You have an unending supply of toys, teethers and snacks in your purse to distract your baby.
- You can’t go to the bathroom alone.
- You give up going out at 10PM for a night in with pj’s, a sleepy baby and a cuddly hubby.
- You rock whenever you are standing, even though there isn’t a baby in your arms.
- You miss your child when they are asleep.
- The news of anyone’s child in pain brings you a lot of sadness.
- Your lingerie collections now consists of exercise and nursing bras.
- You lift your baby up to smell his bottom to see if there is a diaper change needed.
- You can take a shower, brush your teeth and get dressed in under 10 min.
- You rarely get to your meal while it’s still hot.
- Your shirt is wet and you haven’t spilled anything on it.
- Your baby’s giggles causes you to erupt into giggles.
- If you have ever had anyone ask you “What’s that sound?” while you’re on the phone and it’s your breast pump.
- When dinner is done in several phases between making sure your baby is not getting into anything and not crying.
- Your once very organized email inbox now contains hundreds of emails you have yet to deal with and your emails keep including the line, “Sorry about my delay.”
- Everything you do revolves around nap and feeding schedules.
- You use the excuse, “I have a sleeping baby, don’t call my house,” with telemarketers.
- You can talk on the phone, type an email and breastfeed all at the same time.
- Hearing your child say, “amama,” makes you so jump with joy, even though it’s probably only babble this early on.
- When getting four hours of interrupted sleep is a good day.
- Walks always involve a stroller.
If you have any to add, I’d love to hear them!