Monday, January 19, 2009

Post-Partum





I looked in the mirror and realized- I've become her.




I only wear mismatched sweats with strategically placed wet spots and spit up on them
My hair is always pulled back in a ponytail
I usually don't get around to showering until late-afternoon
It's a great event if I put on make-up.
The bags under my eyes say I need a good 48 hours of sleep.
I look like I'm still 6 months pregnant.

What I didn't realise is that she also:

Would rather watch her baby yawn than the inaguration of a new president.
Doesn't care if the dow dropped 200 points-the only number she cares about is the number of poopy diapers in a day.
Gets excited and congratulates her baby when she successfully spits up all over her.
Never tires of staring at her baby's face
Gets a peace of heaven each time her child falls asleep on her chest
Enjoys changing diapers and washing bottles
Has never been happier

19 comments:

Crystal said...

*sigh*
And those are the very things that change each good woman for the better.
Congratulations. Rearing children has been the most life improving experience I have ever had. May your journey be every bit as satisfying.
Congratulations!
ps: I was secretly hoping you'd post about the inauguration, but this is so much better.
:)

Sally said...

Welcome to the land of "those women". We have fun here on this land, we do really important things that sometimes feel like groundhog day, we usually smell like spit-up, we are late to everything, and we don't ever get enough sleep. And once you come to our shores, there is no returning to your previous land. You are now a citizen, baby, and we are delighted to have you here.

Melissa said...

Ditto Sally. She is gorgeous. :)

Hilary said...

I am SO happy for you. It really is wonderful, especially the falling asleep on your chest part. I am dying to know more. If you get a chance, and have an informational email, send it to westernfam@gmail.com.

Well said.

Ben and Kimberly McEvoy said...

Welcome to the team!

It really is hard to understand motherhood until you feel it. I spent the whole day yesterday at La Costa spa alone. I know so many women would be so envious, and it was wonderful. absolutely wonderful. But I was sad to be gone ALL DAY from my kids. I realized how unsocial and lonely being alone is.

Now you never have to be alone. you always have a cute little buddie.

Congrats on the baby.

Kim

Christin said...

Congrats she really is a beautiful baby! I'm glad that you are so happy, it gives me hope for motherhood, sometimes I just don't know if I would love it that much, but you make it sound so great!

joanna said...

Remember these days. They are wonderful! Take care of yourself no matter what happens with the dow. I'm glad you don't care about that right now. Your baby is beautiful and she needs all your attention. Sleep will happen soon enough! :)

Rachel H said...

I am so happy for you. I drop by your blog every now and then to see if you've posted some clever funny politically charged post...and then I read this.

My 3rd baby is 7 months old now..and I think I treat her like she's 1 month because I am just trying to squeeeeeze every last drop of sweet baby time out of her. It's absolute bliss, isn't it?

And that belly problem- hey- I am only JUST starting to work on it..so no worries, you've got time!=)Lay around snuggling that sweet baby love.

Krissy and John said...

Such a beautiful sweet baby and I am sure there is no way that you could look anything like that Kory...your too beautiful. I love that sweet baby. I wish we were there to see her!

Jeri10 said...

Hi Kory, I love, love LOVE your blogs. Just wanted to let you know that I have a new blog site for 2009. Please check it out and put the new link in your favorite blogs:
http://jeri10-2009blogs.blogspot.com/ (I'm focusing on "tacky" posts this year - should be fun)

Ann Marie said...

That is a very sweet post Mama! :) Glad you are relishing the little moments - they will go all too fast!

Heather & Dave said...

What a beautiful girl! I'm glad labor was easy - you deserved it :) When do I get to meet your little miss? I want to know her name and weight and all the good stuff, but I agree that there are weirdos out there. I'm glad you have your sweet baby girl to hold in your arms and are able to kiss her and snuggle, rather than wear her around town in your stomach. Let the fun begin!!

Emily said...

Ditto ditto Sally. Welcome, we know you'll enjoy your stay. It will only make you funnier (to us, at least) wiser (well, when you are well rested) and even more loved than you already are (which is extreme).

She is gorgeous.

xoxo

Della Hill said...

Welcome,
We are glad you joined us.
-Della

crazy4danes said...

I am so glad that everything is going so well! Welcome to your new life! Everything changes...things that seemed SO important before are barely an afterthought now. Life is good. :)

Dopp Family said...

Congratulations Korey! She's a littel angel! I hope you are feeling well! :)

Cameron said...

Awwwwwww...

Adorable.

Allie said...

I always felt like I was ready to get back into life when I had the energy to make cookies.

:)

It always takes awhile.

Wearing makeup is overrated anyway.

Robin said...

I am so glad you are a mom now. Your sweet sweet baby is so very lucky to have a mom like you.

It sounds like you are in full on Baby Honeymoon. It's wonderful!