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I can't rember???:

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Old 06-01-2006, 09:50 PM
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-Always smelt good (now I smell like baby spit up and probably b.o. )
-Put on normal people clothing everyday! (now I wear sweatpants and holey shirts everyday)
-I took a shower daily (I don't even want to tell you)
-I put on makeup (makeup what?)
-I gagged at the thought of a poopy diaper or baby puke
-I could never see myself using cd's no way!
-I thought everybody circed/vaxed/had epis (well I should add that I learned about this stuff when I was pregnant, not a mom, but before I was pregnant I thought that stuff)
-I never heard of MDC (thank god i do now!)
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-I never wiped butts (except my own)
-I didn't eat old Cheerios off of any surface
-I actually tried on clothing before I bought them
-I had a clean house
-I listened to my own music
-I didn't know how much I could love
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Ditto.
Glad i am not the only one
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Before I was a mom:

I spent money on cute outfits for me
I showered at least once a day
I lived on coffee, Ritalin and sugar
I thought that breasts were just there to be sexy :
I hated my body
I was committed to a mental hospital

Before I was a mom my heart was 2 sizes too small
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Thought i knew 'ENOUGH'

judged parents too harshly

Wore a size 0

Could stay up till 3am easily

Cared about what people thought a lot

Never realized what it meant to be a woman
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Before I was a mom I...

had sex.

Haven't had it since. rofl
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OMG this could get depressing.

Before I was a mom I....

Was a size 3, now I'm a size 7/8.
Had semi-perky boobies.
Shaved everyday.
Did my hair and makeup everyday.
Never got behind on dishes or laundry.
Had a spotless house.
Exercised 7 days a week. hahahahahahahaha not anymore
Spent most nights playing with my girlfriends and having fun.
Never had throw up and boogers wiped on my sleeve.
Slept 8 hours...every....single.....day.
Had less lines on my face, thank goodness most of them are from smiling.

Ok I need to stop, somebody needs to start a thread entitled 'Now that I'm a Mom....'

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I thought working from home with a baby would be easy
I showered daily (if not twice)
I could garden for hours without anyone asking me to bury their foot in dirt
Didn't know all the words to Joshua Giraffe
Had never uttered the words "Don't bite the dogs!!!"
Had never sat in a waiting room with puke down my back wondering who smelled.
Flushed the toilet for myself and never thought to clap and giggle while flushing.
Had never laughed my head off watching a toddler spin in circles.
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Before I was a mom I...

had sex.

Haven't had it since. rofl
sex? what's sex?

ooooooohhh THAT.. sorry, it's been a long time here too. :
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  • had a sexy belly I could show off
  • didn't know what I was capable of physically
  • didn't know that one little person could change me so much
  • was a lot more judgmental of others

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was a military officer.

didn't really like kids and never said "a child would never come out this vagina".

thought women were crazy when they went to college and then decided to stay at home to be with thier kids.

was less secure with myself and my place in the world.
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-Thought that a c-section was no big deal
-Thought that the sound of kids playing was annoying
-Totally took for granted the luxury of a full nights uninterrupted sleep
-Never totally contemplated the state of my nipples
-Took having a flat stomach for granted
-Didn't pay much attention to what I put in my body (junk food, medications, smoking, alcohol)
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Before I was a mom I:

-was a risk taker.
-could have sex in the middle of the afternoon, on the kitchen table, without worrying about the noise waking up any napping kids.
-could "let my laundry go" and do it once a month, and it'd only be a few loads.
-hated the sound of little kids squeeling in happiness (now it's one of my favorite sounds! A happy scream means that an angry scream isn't occuring :P)
-didn't have as much fun.
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Before I was a mom I was a teenager just starting college. I had just moved out of my parents home to live with my boyfriend. I thought I was sick all the time because of nerves-I wasn't telling my parents I was moving out. I took a pregnancy test on Father's Day and told my boyfriend when he came home from work that it was positive. We were both very excited-me pretty scared. When I told my parents I was PG my dad told me I had "f'd my life up". Everyone around me seemed to feel either disgust or pity. My boyfriend and I were married and our beautiful son was born. We've been good parents, we've worked hard to make our family our priority. My dh and I have worked oppisite hours so we could pay the bills and one of us would always be home with our children (we have three now). I have a college degree and am currently taking classes towards another. I don't believe at any time was my "future" in jeopardy.
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Before I was a mom, I:

-Had never had a real pimple. (Seriously.)
-Thought I was fat. (I was a 4/6.)
-Had no idea that nipples are stretchy.
-Knew all of the latest music.
-Wore teeny-tiny, alterna-trendy clothes.
-Thought that tiny babies were much less stressful than toddlers.
-Treated my cats like children.
-Ate, drank, smoked and ingested whatever I wanted, whenever I wanted.
-Had never given a single thought to my blood sugar, my cervical mucous, childhood vaccinations, the state of anyone's foreskin or the phthalate content of plastic.
-Thought CIO was normal and necessary.
-Could go to late night concerts/parties/random gatherings on any given night, with only an hour's notice.
-Thought motherhood wouldn't change me a bit.
-Thought that my friends would all think my baby was a cool person to take everywhere and that I would never need to opt out of any outing- and that we would always be invited.

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-had a clean house
-ironed my clothing
-thought I could never love anything more than my cat (that was stupid)
-slept in until noon
-thought that babies woke up on schedule every two hours and would blissfully fall asleep in a bassinet
-could wear a bikini
-got bored hearing about other people's kids
-thought I knew everything about kids (because I had babysat alot)

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I got to exercise, sleep in, thought spanking was something most children needed desperately, thought for sure I would spank my own, didn't realize how much free time I had, had no idea how to hold a baby, thought breastfeeding was gross, thought my pets (cats and a dog) were really something else- now they are mostly a pita LOL.

Fun thread! Reading the responses is making me all weepy ears:
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.... I would walk 8 miles a day.

.... I knew the luxury of a daily shower, but didn't know it was a luxury.

.... I thought I knew what a hard night of sleep was.

.... I could go any time I liked to a nearby cafe and pour over books.

.... I wasn't sure I even wanted children.

.... I went hiking & rock scrambling in the peaks. Some pretty close calls, and a devil-may-care attitude.

.... I worried that I wouldn't love a baby as much as I love my dog.

.... I couldn't begin to imagine how I would come to love someone with all my heart, body and soul.
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...had no patience with children.

...couldn't control my temper.

...was a NON-typical teenager.

...couldn't wait to get out on my own. HA!

...didn't know what true love was.
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didn't have an extra flap of skin hanging over my pants

had breasts that were perky

had no idea how much I truly treasured my sleep

didn't know how miraculous my body really was (producing 2 fat squishy babies and having them thrive on my milk was awe inspiring)

really really didn't think I'd be so passionate about so many things (circ, bfing, etc)

had nooooo clue how patient I really was
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...I was a kid

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