Momnesia Mondays: Yesterday Part I

Momnesia MondaysGone are all the endless days of being me, now that I’m a mom I don’t have to just be a mom, but I’m finding I can’t be me pre-kids either, so what’s a mom to do?

I say it’s all about reinventing yourself. My hair has changed, my body has changed in more way than I ever thought it would and with Momnesia Mondays my point of view has changed.

There are things you think you’ll never do or say when you become a mom, but are there ever look back and wish hadn’t changed? I for one have many, but for the good of the cause (being motherhood,) I’d give it all up again in a heartbeat.

Here are some things I miss, but not enough to trade in my two beautiful blessings.HAIR– Not unlike a lot of moms my hair has changed AC (after-children), and with that I am still trying to figure out what hair type I have, some of my hair is wavy and other parts are straight, which makes for a very funky hairstyle, that is when/if I do my hair. Sadly enough my hair is often down for .25 minutes and then up in a ponytail it goes, out of Baby C’s reach, away from the multiple meals I’ll prepare, and guarded, (a little,) against any flying projectiles, whatever they may be.

BODY– I never did appreciate my BC (before-children) body as much as I miss it now. Not only am I heavier after the girls but my actual hip bones are in a different spot, my feet have changed, and we won’t discuss my poor boobs, we’ll just leave it at that. The one consolation is that this body has showed me that it’s pretty amazing, being pregnant alone is such a big feat and I have the battle wounds to prove it!

PursesPURSES– Occasionally, on the “far and few between” moments I get a night out with the girls, I take a deep breath in and remember what it was like to be just me. I carried a purse, with all of my own stuff in it, I didn’t have to carry things for anyone, not for spills, potty, or feeding and I know they’re out there but I have yet to find a diaper bag that has been as cute as any of my pre-baby purses.

FREEDOM– The freedom to hop out of the car and run into a convenience store, the ability to just grab my keys and go, and the freedom to stay out at late as I wanted and sleep in as long as I needed are long gone. (But whenever I am without the girls I always feel like something is missing.)

PRIVACY– Going to the bathroom used to be so overrated until I had to start leaving the door open or better yet have an accompaniment of entertainers, cross-examiners and just plain jibber-jabber-ers to keep me busy. Neither potty, nor shower, nor hand washing shall commence without the assistance of Little Miss A and following suit recently, Baby C. And although Miss A is starting to request her own privacy that doesn’t mean that she’ll be easing up any on mommy.

To be continued…..

MomnesiaThe above are only a few of the things I miss, being a mom now, but like I said I wouldn’t trade any of them for my girls. Secretly I delight in stealing away the moments when Baby C wants to snuggle and enjoying the conversations and laughs that Miss A gives me, even if I am trying to blow dry my hair. My girls, my family, are my life, my new life as MommyB and I’m content with that.

What are some pre-mommy/pre-daddy things in your life that you miss??

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  • This post SO resonated with me! On so many levels I don’t really recognize who I’ve become since I’ve had my kids… and on the other hand- I don’t remember what life was like BC:)I look at my daughter who’s about to turn 10 and I think- HOW can this possibly be– that I have a 10 year old… when did I get this old! I guess the only thing I REALLY miss about being single child-free is the silence.. but to be honest after a few hours- w/out my kidlets I start missing them!

    • Silence is missed in this house today too!! Miss A is very inquisitive and from the sounds of it, if she’s anything like your daughter it may get worse, but at least God has given them the ability to speak right?? Blessings all around us, but I agree completely changed lives.

  • I miss sleep. The dead sleep of knowing that whatever noise, squeek, crack, in the house has absolutely no bearing on you and that you can shut off your hearing completely and ignore the world until the alarm goes off.

    I also miss being able to spend long lazy weekend days just hanging out with my husband…

    Oh the good ol’ days!

  • I think this post will speak to EVERY mom. We’ll be adding a 2nd child to our family this summer, and besides the fact we’ll be moving shortly after having a baby, I’m starting to really wonder how in the world I’ll make it with two! But strong women have been doing it for years…I can handle it…right? I was just thinking the other day…I can’t remember the last time my husband and I went on an actual date. We swore we would be the parents who took that time for ourselves, but being a military family with no one around who will watch our toddler makes that difficult.

  • I miss date nights, we still get out but no more spontaneous nights to the movies together!

    Also just being lazy. Kids don’t understand when we just want to vedge on the couch with a pizza and old Friends reruns on. Too many blocks to build and Mr. Potato Head combinations to work on 🙂

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