Friday, July 29, 2011

Things I miss since becoming a mom

1. Sleeping in. This will always be on the top of every list. I love to sleep. Love it.

2. Martinis. I have not had a martini (a really good pomegranate one) for 2 years. We bought a Costco bottle of vodka right before we got pregnant. Note to those of you trying to get pregnant: buy a huge bottle of liquor. I think I found out I was pregnant with Brendan 2 weeks after we bought it. I only had one glorious martini. Sigh.

3. My cute body. Let's be honest. I am still a hot momma (and a very modest one) but the flimsiness and flabbiness I am told will never truly be gone. I have made my peace.

4. Taking naps. Alone.

5. Going to the bathroom. Alone.

6. Taking a shower. Alone.

7. Having unscheduled intimate moments with Jeff. How sad is it when you have to put sex on your calendar? 

8. Going out past 6 in the evening. Bed time is 7:30 for Dylan. The only exception is Wednesday night bible study. And that is only because we love our bible study group.

9. Only doing 3 loads of laundry a week. I hate laundry. Jeff and I used do a load of towels, a load of whites and a load of darks a week. That's it. Now I do at least 1 load a day of clothes and a load of diapers.

10. Eating a hot meal. Or getting to eat at all. Miraculously I have not lost a ton of weight with this method. I must eat in my sleep.

11. Watching tv without worrying that I am corrupting my child's innocence. I am so sick of Cars and Elmo. I just want to watch Sex and the City and not worry that Samantha is going to say (or do) something totally inappropriate.

12. Jeff turning to me and saying "Hey, let's go get a shake." or "Hey, you want to go (fill in the blank)?" and us actually being able to leave. The furthest we have gone without Dylan is to the mailbox, or to the backyard. Yeah I know, all you couples without kids, you are jealous of our crazy lives.

I may not get to pee alone, but, since becoming a mom, I have laughed so hard that I have almost peed my pants.


  1. Okay was just thinking about #12. How we use to be like, "Yay it is Sat, let's go see a movie." or whatever we wanted to do. But I wouldn't trade all that. Being a mom is really so much better in the end :)

  2. I agree. Jeff and I just watch movies at home and it is way more fun! (and cheaper)

  3. Peeing alone. How I miss it too. :P
    It will happen again some day. Maybe in like 10 years??