|Me as a brand new mom, still stoned from the awesome|
delivery room drugs. Dude, I look puffy!
I had no idea all the hard work and fun my life as a mom had in store for me. I was surprised at how much I changed as a result of mothering these two little people that I had helped to make. For example, before motherhood, you would never have found me napping in the middle of the day...
|Accidental nap with Baby Birdie|
...especially not with my face buried in a vomit-covered rag while holding a tiny person who was undoubtedly sitting in her own feces.
I was never one for playing with dolls...
|Princess & Birdie doing the cabbage patch...|
|Birdie & Princess's first Halloween-- in Mississippi, in 80 degree weather...|
Good call, Mama!
I never thought I'd get lumpy and have to start making a particular effort to exercise...
|Doing curls with Birdie|
|Me helping Princess learn to raise her head|
...and yet I soon discovered that it really is hard to lose baby weight. I was soon trekking to the mall with all the other SAHMs to do laps with the stroller. I was also lifting the girls high over my head to keep them happy and me fit(ter).
I never thought I would be so happy about receiving candles that I am completely allergic to, or a pillow that looks like it's made from Oscar the Grouch's hide...
|This year's swag from Mother's Day|
I certainly never thought that I would be so silly and emotional, like I always thought my mother was when I was a kid...
|My mother and Birdie|
I hope you all had (or helped someone else have) a very special Mother's Day yesterday.