Becoming A Mom Is The Best Thing That Has Ever Happened
When I got pregnant and therefore knew I was becoming a mom, I knew I had to make a few lifestyle changes.
I was accepting the fact that emotional changes were necessary, the physical changes would surely come, and I would have to watch my diet.
Yes, give up my delicious strawberry daiquiris and margaritas, ditch the sushi and bury my cravings for coffee. Not knowing however that things I had taken for granted would soon be taken away from me.
Things I never knew I would miss simply because I wasn’t forewarned that I might never do them again.
I honestly didn’t mind, nor could I complain as I was handed the most beautiful, happy and healthy baby I could have ever wished for.
Below I have my list compiled of five things I no longer do since becoming a mom.
1. Wear Heels
I used to wear heels almost everyday. To work, out for drinks with friends, date night with the hubby….
Never outrageously high ones, but still they were heels. Two-inch, three-inch, pumps, kitten heels, ankle straps, spools and mules. You name it, I wore it.
They made me feel taller, cuter, maybe even s-e-x-y? Lol – well that ship has sailed.
Since becoming a mom I only wear flat shoes. Ballerinas are my favourite.
Who needs heels when you need to schlepp a diaper bag, car seat, stroller and shopping bags? – oh and don’t forget the baby.
2. Twenty Minute Hot Showers
Ahhhhh….. a thing of the past. A distant memory. Standing under a hot shower for twenty minutes, music blaring in the background while I scream out the lyrics to the song playing at the top of my lungs. As a said – memories.
I am lucky if I am able to shower before noon these days.
Don’t get it twisted, I DO SHOWER and being a mum hasn’t made me a stinky fart, I just have a more military style shower strategy.
In and out in at most 10 minutes.
3. Do Things “Just Because”
Going out for a drive. Shopping. Hanging out. Chilling at home.
I no longer do things for the sake of doing it. No. Every movement is carefully planned and structured. I have a Plan A, Plan B, Plan C – you get the picture.
Time, routes, schedules, everything. Murphy’s Law will always rear its ugly head, but I am equipped with a plan for that too.
I am an organizer extraordinaire. Plan yet stay flexible. Expect the unexpected.
4. Finish A Meal In One Sitting
It is nearly impossible.
Becoming a mom means mastering the skill of doing things with one hand while multitasking.
Carrying your little one while eating. Picking up the toy he dropped on the floor for the upteenth time.
Leaving your fork and knife on the counter. Wait – on second thought taking the knife back because darling baby now reaches for everything.
Time to eat – nope, just kidding, need to do a diaper change.
It’s a stinker so you now have to wash him instead. Done with that.
Now I can go back to eating.
Oh oh his pouted lips start to quiver. Tears welling up in his eyes….. he needs a bottle and a nap.
Shouldn’t I have seen this coming? Its. About. To. Go. Down.
I absolutely cannot stand to see him cry. Breaks my heart into a million pieces.
Oh well – Who cares about food anyway? It’s so overrated. Besides it’s gone cold.
Will come back to it eventually…
5. Controlling Situations
You cannot control every situation, so when things do not go as planned, I choose to remain happy.
This has been hard to transition into and it is still a learning process and part of becoming a mom I guess.
Babies demand happiness.
They will let you know the moment anything makes them unhappy. Babies want to be comfortable, happy, feel at ease. So who am I not to do the same?
There You Have It – The 5 Things I No Longer Do Since Becoming A Mom
As moms, we have to give up a bunch of things. I do it all willingly.
The list above may come across as trivial, quite frankly they are in the grand scheme of things.
A baby fills a place in your heart you never knew was empty!
I wouldn’t mind never doing any of these things again. My baby is worth giving up these little things for and so much more. I love my life thanks to my little one.
Update: About seven months after writing this post, I wrote a follow up post titled 5 Amazing Ways Becoming A Parent Will Change You.
I think you will enjoy it and see the changes that have happened in my life.
Are there things you no longer do since becoming a mom? Do you see changes in yourself that make you proud and happy?
Share them with me in the comments section below. I would love to hear a bit of your story.