Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Thankful 11.17.10

Today I am thankful for bloggers....this post hit home today and definitely made me laugh and cry...
(I'm guessing the crying is from the hormones!) ;)

Alphamom has a wonderful post today about motherhood....below I've copied what she wrote. Enjoy!

Nothing really prepares you for becoming a mother. Sure, people tell you what to expect, but until you actually have a kid or two, their words mean nothing. Needles in your spine? Dignity lost on the delivery table? You think after hearing everyone’s labor delivery nightmare stories that nothing else will shock you.
The only thing that prepares you for motherhood is becoming a mother.  And then you can have your own shocking realizations.

  •  Loneliness.  Motherhood is very isolating.  Even when I had several kids I described my life as being lonely in a crowd.  Now that my kids are older I  have moved past this stage, but I still think it is one of those things mothers don’t talk about much.  Somehow it is taboo to admit that your baby doesn’t fulfill  every last desire that you have. 

  • Your body will never be the same.  I’m not sure why this one shocked me so much.  Maybe because the magazines and TV are filled with celebrities who seem to look better than before they had children at 2 weeks postpartum.  I was lucky enough not to get stretch marks, but I never looked the same.  Some clothes didn’t quite fit right.  And my last child gave me the gift of loose skin, basically my stomach looks like the face of a Shar-Pei.  I sometimes fantasize about surgeries I might be required to have where I could have a tummy tuck done at the same time.  What organ could I live without?  A spleen?  A slow rupturing appendix?  It would have to be something which would allow me time to consult with a plastic surgeon.

  • Every last corner of your home will be taken over with child stuff.  It is amazing how one tiny baby can generate so much clutter.  I consider myself something of a minimalist and still I felt like my home was being over run– first the swing, bouncy seats, garishly colored toys and later bins of Legos, toy swords, and play kitchens.

To see the rest...head over to Alphamom!


Denise said...

Love this! Thanks for sharing!

jenny said...

spot on! haha! thanks for sharing. i had to forward it to my mommy friends!

Leslie Collins said...

thank you for sharing.
so true.