when you become a parent for the first time, you know things are going to change. you know there are sleepless nights ahead, and that your main focus is no longer on yourself. you even expect to become somewhat of a hermit as opposed to your normal, social self.
what you don’t expect is for the topics of all your conversations to revolve SO MUCH around your baby. and because all your baby does is eat, sleep and poop, you start talking about things that generally aren’t considered to be part of polite conversation. so that naturally leads to certain things being said between mom and dad that we never thought we would say. just for fun, here are a few things Mister Man and i have said to each other in the three weeks(!) that Amelia has been with us:
“i just got pooped on and i didn’t even yell. be proud of me!”
“did you hear how loud that fart was?? that was amazing!”
“those four hours of sleep felt SO GOOD. i can really tell the difference between three and four.”
“she’s so advanced, i can’t believe her umbilical cord fell off after just 7 days!”
“do you realize that our pillow talk now revolves around our daughter’s bowel movements?”
“should we use the natural gas drops or the regular ones?”
“it was so nice to go outside today…i haven’t been out of the house in three days.”
“MM: (said in pinky’s voice from ‘pinky and the brain’) what should we do tonight erin? me: (said in brain’s voice from ‘pinky and the brain’) same thing we do every night pinky…bathe the child, try to get the child to sleep, watch an episode of ‘sleepy hollow’ and go to bed.”
so yea. that’s our life now. i’m sure it’ll get a little less ridiculous eventually, but for now we are the lamest. and we kind of love it if we’re being honest.
and now, i’d like to introduce you to one of my newest sponsors. meet martha kate, of leaving perfection, learning grace. i just started to read martha’s blog, and my goodness, if you want some thoughtful reading in your blogroll, hers is one you need to check out. i wanted martha kate to introduce herself to all of you in her own words, so here she is!
My blog is all about learning to live a life filled with grace and leaving perfection in the dust. It’s about my journey through eating disorder recovery and everything else in between.
i asked her to share her favorite part of my favorite season (fall!) with us to get to know her a little better too: I LOVE comfy sweaters, cozy scarfs, riding boots and mocha drinks, all which signal fall is here!!
isn’t she ADORABLE?? you can find martha kate at her blog, leaving perfection, learning grace, and also on twitter, facebook, pinterest and instagram (personal and blog). head over to get to know her and tell her that erin sent you.