Living That Mom Life
My transformation is complete. I'm currently awake past 9 pm on a Friday night, wearing my baby in an Ergo carrier (because he refuses to sleep alone), while simultaneously bouncing him, writing this post and sipping rosé. Mom status achieved 100%.
Weekends used to be filled with going out, spontaneous road trips, hanging with friends and sleeping in; things I used to believe friends with babies were all jealous of. Now that I'm home on a Friday night with my baby, I know that if they did think of me, it was not with envy. I'm embarrassed to say that a huge part of the reason I wanted to wait so long to have kids is because I didn't want to turn into a mom! But you guys, I saw a t-shirt with a phrase on it the other day (something like...But first, coffee) and I actually liked it. Hello, mom life...I have arrived!
To be real, I have moments of sadness when I can't attend certain events and sometimes feel lonely when friends hang out without me. Also, anxiety about all the things that could possibly go wrong is so real. So, it's not all rainbows and butterflies, but those moments are so fleeting because I would honestly rather be home snuggling my little dude than out late. There is nothing that beats that because he is only this tiny for such a short time. #timeiscrazy
To get the point, I love being a mama and learning what that means in all it's messy glory. I was recently inspired by the Magic Kingdom Mamas blog; Two sisters who share their life and tips on how to navigate Disneyland (my favorite place) with babies and toddlers (their Instagram is my favorite). It's so fun to follow along as they share their normal life. Momming is hard and a thrill all at the same time. So I'm going to start sharing a bit about what I'm figuring out along the way (mistakes and embarrassing stories to be included), things to do around Nashville and tips from our travels with the goal of creating a community. I know being a mama can feel like a lonely place sometimes and my goal is to make it less lonely. We're all in this together.