Wednesday, November 5, 2014

If my experience is anything to go by, as a new parent, you'll constantly be plagued by confusion and doubt over every decision. Yet the universe hooks you up. While that can shake your self confidence quite a bit, it gets built back up. Suddenly things that you never gave a second thought to, like simple household tasks, or even things necessary for basic survival suddenly feel like award winning achievements.

Including, but not limited to:
  • Making meals
  • Eating meals
  • Showering
  • Cleaning
  • Doing laundry
  • Putting away laundry
  • Doing dishes or even just one of the dishes in the sink
  • Getting groceries
  • Making necessary phone calls (like, business-y things, not just to family where you can hang up on them if the baby starts crying or forget words without being judged)
  • Going outside
I completed my first postpartum workout too! I vacuumed every room with Dalton in the Ergo (and he didn't even wake up). I was sweating and honestly considered putting it on Daily Mile.

Essentially, doing even the tiniest task on top of keeping the baby healthy, dry, and fed deserves a mental pat on the back in my mind. Maybe other people are more capable, but that's where I am. My mom gave me the advice that my only job right now is to care for him and me, and I think that's the best way to look at things.


  1. I love how this blog post just trailed off at the end. :)

    Also, isn't it funny to think on election day two years ago you met Cordelia?? In another two years, Dalton will be running around and talking. He'll also sleep by himself and not need your bodily fluids for hydration and sustenance so there's your light at the end of the tunnel :)

  2. I love everything about this post (and your explanation in the post after this). And, I'm pretty sure that 13 weeks out, I have not put any laundry away...


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