I’m Back… Again

21 May

Faye Bee

So I’ve decided to dust off the ol’ blog. I can’t believe that my last post, hilariously titled ‘I’m Back!’ (from 2014?) was my last post. Oh well, you know, I’ve been busy and stuff.

I’m still at the awesome ‘new’ job, but the bigger news is that I had a baby. Yes, 7 weeks ago a baby came out of my body, AMAZING! So maybe this blog will turn into a baby blog? Who knows?!

Being a Mom has been great so far, but certainly with surprises. The top 3 surprises for me:

How smoothly my pregnancy went, but how rough labor was

Pregnancy was pretty great other than the lack of cute maternity clothes and constantly bumping into stuff. I didn’t have morning sickness and had enough energy to work out well into the third trimester. I was kicking butt at work and also had a valid excuse for extra long naps and eating regularly at Taco Bell. The worst day I remember while being pregnant was when I had a terrible acne attack and a melt down because I had no foundation or cover up. Once I bought some make up, problem solved.

Labor on the other hand was a different story. Everything was going great (the baby came on the due date!)… until it wasn’t. I won’t bore you with the details, but I learned that women who have a natural birth are probably super human and that a c section is indeed major surgery. Walking and using the bathroom for the first time after getting your stomach muscles cut open is extremely humbling.

How much I would love my baby <3!! and the craziness of hormones  

The hormones post pregnancy are crazy! The first time I saw my baby I completely understood the phrase love at first sight. For the first 3 weeks post birth I also cried at every commercial and/or show that featured Moms or babies. When you’re up at 3 am with your baby do not be tempted to watch the ‘A Baby Story’ marathon that will inevitably be playing unless you really love crying.

The crazy stuff you do as a parent even if you swore you would never do it

Pre-baby I laughed at the ideas of co-sleeping, going to insane lengths to breastfeed, etc… Of course I ended up co-sleeping with baby for the first couple weeks and am eating soy and diary free so I can breastfeed. A vegetarian diet free of milk and soy is crazy and so am I. Fantasizing about Olive Garden’s cheese ravioli with alfredo sauce and anything with soy sauce on it is now my new hobby.

Even with the ups and downs, 7 weeks into motherhood I’m feeling great and can’t wait to see what the next weeks bring!

 

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