Originally Posted by mommy2two babes
When you answer the door without realising that half of your nursing top is undone and one of the nanas is hanging out.
... when somebody else throws up in your mouth and you think it's funny (okay, it's also really gross, but it is
... when you call your mother and say "Hi Grandma!"
... similarly, when you catch yourself calling your partner "Daddy" more often than you call him by his name
... when you crawl under furniture to unplug an appliance because the baby is just so happy
chewing on the cord
... when you can't remember the last time DH saw you with your hair combed or lipstick on. (Forget shaved legs, I don't think he's seen that
since our wedding night.
... when your definition of "a good day" is one in which you managed to wash the dishes or take a shower, but not both.
... when your definition of "clean" has devolved to "don't worry, I licked the binky off before giving it to the baby!"
... when you only type one-handed (i.e., right now)
... when you justify all manner of food indulgences by explaining, "I'm eating for two!"
... when you whip out a boob in front of your parish priest and then can't figure out why he looks uncomfortable
... when you switch to decaf just so that if you get a chance to nap during the day, you won't be too caffeinated to take advantage of it!
... when foreplay consists of whispering, "the baby's asleep"... and ends a few minutes later when said baby wakes up. Again.
... when you realize it has taken four hours of planning to be able to walk three blocks to the grocery store.
... when you have a master's degree, but feel illiterate and incompetent at every single well-baby visit
... when "running on baby time" becomes your foolproof excuse for arriving late to everything
... when you wake up every morning unable to feel one whole side of your body because you've been curled protectively around the baby all night
... when you don't bother changing your shirt to go out because the Ergo will hide all the spitup and pureed-food stains anyway
... when you write your to-do lists in two categories: 1) can do with a baby in my arms, and 2) have to do during naptime. And then you just ignore most of category 2 until some time after the baby is in preschool.