Everyone thinks maternity leave is heaven. Let me be the first to tell you....it's the exact opposite!! It's hard. And exhausting. And messy. And ugly. And it's really really long....you feel like crap, you sleep in two hour blocks and you leak from everywhere. Gross right? It's the truth! Babies are cute... but they eat CONSTANTLY and poop non stop and boys? they pee on you. Literally. My littlest is three months old today. Finally...and already. And he's awesome. Now that he smiles and interacts and I feel like I'm actually getting somewhere...it's time to go back to work...which will be great right? I'll keep telling myself that anyway.
I never got to make homemade play dough or see any arts and crafts projects with my toddler through to fruition... but I did stop eating donuts and that's a huge accomplishment...munchkins too. Also, really hard work!! Now that I'm a mom of two...I've learned that it's okay to watch 75 episodes of Mickey in one day...it's okay if your kid sleeps in your bed here and there...it's okay to be mad at your husband or your mom or your next door neighbor. It's okay to pee with an audience and only wear sweats....yoga pants to dress up. It's healthy to cry (daily) and it's also okay to nap whenever possible and leave the laundry sitting dirty for a couple weeks..and then rewash it several times because you forgot to flip it. Somehow... you survive it. Somehow you come out on the other end...maybe not knowing which end is up... but either way... you're a mom and you're awesome and your needed...two little kids need me...ALL THE TIME. I'm going to embrace it... at least for this moment. Tomorrow, I might feel different...and I just might have a donut.
But here... is my three month old- who I love...and can/cannot believe... he's three months old. Thank you Mark, family & my girlfriends for being awesome... it takes a village...no joke~ ENJOY!!