And just like that – we’re at 2 MONTHS!
We always make fun of Chris for saying :
” The Days Are Long; But The Years Are Short”
I should know by now to NEVER doubt him haha – that saying is very true.
Month 2 has had a lot of firsts. I’ve started doing things that I used to do pre-baby. It’s like dipping my toes in the waters of my old life. But it feels like I’m doing these things for the very first time again.
The sense of accomplishment I get from a successful trip to Southgate is crazy. I feel so damn proud of myself for getting ourselves together and out the door, running an errand and making it back home.
Now while we may make it back home – its not always with everything we left with. Oh have I learned the lesson of having extra clothes on hand – ALWAYS. It’s like Kennedy likes to mark her territory. Every place we go – she goes – if you know what I mean.
I’ve also come to appreciate bathrooms – particularly the change tables and having lots of extra room. It’s the stuff I never ever noticed before – because well I didn’t need them haha. Change tables are no longer just places to put my purse.
It is SO hard. I just assumed oh they probably take it easy on the moms. Nope ! These ladies are serious about their fitness! Or maybe I’m just major hurting after being away for so long.
I kept hoping Kennedy would wake up and need me just so I could have a break!! Of course- she sleeps through every class.
Sometimes I just check on her even though I know she is sleeping just to catch my breath.
What I’ve loved about this month is the moms I’ve met. It’s so hard and so scary to meet new people – like high school all over again- but when you have a baby – you’re all in the same boat . Immediately you have common ground. Also I love that there are no boundaries as to what you can talk about with these moms haha NO subject is too gross or weird – my kinda girls !
Im also getting used to referring to myself as “Mommy” – which is a trip in itself!
Kennedy loves mornings- she smiles each day as I lean over into her bassinet to pick her up. She is so sweet…………..except for Christmas.
Christmas – OMG. It landed right around her 6 week growth spurt and let me tell you – my sweet and precious Kennedy LEFT. It was crazy- just when I was so in love with being a mom and thinking ” I can handle this” – she had other plans. So much crying and fussiness and overtiredness and over whelmed. All of us. First real test there- and I know there will be many more. But it was real – and it was terrifying and it was hard. You question yourself……… if you are doing everything right and what the heck did we get ourselves into?!!!
I felt so helpless. But just as all the apps and books and moms said – it passed. And now for the next one – Ill be a little more ready. I think I just have to have more confidence in myself – to know “I Got This!”
But of course Kennedy is perfect for everyone else. I was over at Chris’s house explaining the horror show that was ” The Christmas Growth Spurt”…… and no one believed me!!!! She just sat there all cute and cuddly of course. Also just a note – Chris needs grandchildren STAT. The man loves babies.
Starting to see your child’s personality is so cool. Kennedy is not much for conversation but the girl can make sounds and faces that light up my world. She is hilarious. I’m not really sure if babies at 2 months can actually be hilarious – but she is.
My purse is now full of diapers (and changes of clothes lol) . I still have a million lip glosses and packs of gum – but now I also have baby wipes (which BTW are awesome for everything !). Im going to keep them in my purse for Matt when I go back to work. They’ll be good for his moustache.
I also have a mom uniform – which Ive really got to get out of haha but a black tank top and yoga pants is literally the most comfy thing ever in life.
Also a side note on pumping – no matter how fancy the machine – you always feel like a legit cow / milk truck. I hate it.
Next month – we are getting set for Kennedy’s first plane ride ! Even just writing that makes me nervous.
Thanks for sharing in this insane journey with me – thanks for all your likes and love and comments on these posts and the pictures!! One of the best parts of this is sharing it with all of you.