Thinking Out Loud: 10 New Mom Musings

OK, I’ve only been a mom for 4 or so weeks (OMG MY BABY TURNS 4 WEEKS TODAY! </gush>), but despite the lack of sleep and exercise and healthy eating, my brain has been going nonstop and I’ve had so many random thoughts on motherhood. Instead of putting together a formal post on everything and life thus far, here are some of the random thoughts I’ve had over the past 30 days and I’m joining up today with the Thinking Out Loud linkup. As you can see, my brain goes all over the place and is completely opposite sometimes. Welcome to motherhood!

10 New Mom Musings

I LOVE our new family of three! It’s so much fun and my heart is so full. // I wonder if we could still be considered a party of two. Or I could sneak a baby into a theater? (This was uttered after B and I were offered 2 free last minute tickets to see Jerry Seinfeld. He was performing in a theater near our apartment)

family of 3!

family of 3!

There is no way I need a hundred and something diapers for him this month. // Holy cow, did I really go through 40 diapers in just 4 days?

I wonder if my body will ever look like it used to. // I can’t believe how mysterious/magical/powerful the female body is!

Wow, the days sure go by so slowly! Is it almost time for B to come home? // How is it already 6 o’clock? I don’t think I’ve gotten off this couch in 4 hours.

Wow, breastfeeding sure is convenient. I don’t ever need to bring a bottle or anything with me! // Wow, breastfeeding sure is inconvenient. It’s like I am just being used. I don’t ever get a break!

I’m so glad that ice cream can be eaten one-handed! // Will B and I enjoy a normal meal again ever?

I am so so so so tired. // I got 3 hours of uninterrupted sleep last night!

Newborns are great. They are so portable, are immobile, & I can bring one everywhere! // Newborns are tough. All they do is cry and eat; I can’t take one anywhere. Especially during meal times.

These freezer meals are amazing! I am so grateful for all my family and friends for helping us take care of ourselves. // If I have to eat another baked pasta dish or casserole tonight …where are the vegetables?

I can’t wait for FW to be older, sleep through the night,be able to tell us what’s wrong, etc. // Wow – I can’t believe how much he’s grown already! I don’t want him to keep growing – I wish I could freeze time!


So there you have it. A few thoughts after being a mom for one month. Moms out there- can any of you relate?


8 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud: 10 New Mom Musings

  1. Ugh, the last one though! It’s a constant struggle. I see it more with Ryan (because I know what to expect with Owen) but it’s always like .. many I can’t wait until X and then OH MY GOD HE WAS SO TINY GO BACK, GO BACK.

    I know everything seems so. hard. right now, but I promise it gets easier. Especially the breastfeeding part. You’ll learn to do it everywhere/anywhere/in any type of clothing and he’ll start eating less often.

    As for the sleep. I mean. I have children who do not like to sleep. So I’m still working on that one. But you do adapt to getting less sleep.

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