13 August 2009

What is the What


Good Lord, she looks so much like me in this picture!

I feel that since becoming a mother, I have learned some new things about myself. And, since I haven't posted anything in awhile, I thought I might share.

1. I'm not a total biatch without a good night's sleep. Without carbs, yes, but without sleep, I'm still pretty cool.

2. I worry more about what Olivia looks like than what I look like. (Probably much to David's chagrin...) Today, I realized that I had a dollop of poop juice on my shirt and, yeah, I'm still wearing it. I also just ordered clothes for Olivia that she probably won't be able to wear for ANOTHER YEAR or so, but haven't bought myself anything new to wear in the last 2 months.

3. I manage time much better in my head than I do in real life. Once Olivia goes down for a nap, I think of the zillion things I could do...fix David a snack, take a shower, check my email, write a blog post, call my mom, do a load of laundry, get started on dinner, make a grocery list, put pictures up on Shutterfly. When, in actuality, I usually can get one or two of those things done.

4. I work in circles. This is pretty much related to number 3 and something I've always done. Come to our house (like RIGHT NOW) and you'll see a little pile of clothes half-folded in the family room, a stack of half-written letters on the bar, and the dishwasher door down and half-loaded.

5. I have a pretty decent singing voice. I actually harmonize quite well with Raffi, especially on "Down By the Bay." And, Olivia agrees.

6. I am an AMAZING dancer....er, amazingly funny, maybe. I can make Olivia crack up just by dancing for her.

7. Changing poopy diapers doesn't bother me. The spit-up kinda sucks, but poopy diapers are okay.

8. This little peanut of mine can light up my life. She is by far the best thing that I have ever done.

9. I love my husband more than I ever thought possible. Watching David and Olivia interact with each other fills my chest with such warmth that I honestly feel as if it could explode. She is ENAMORED with him. And, I'm pretty sure the feeling is mutual.

10. My life before Olivia seems like a million years ago. I loved the freedom, but I wouldn't trade this for anything.

7 comments:

Mom Cooper said...

You are an amazing mother, wife and daughter. This is a special time in your life, so treasure these moments they will stay with you for a life time.

SandSaref said...

She looks like your mom in that first picture!

Amanda said...

Sandee - I am trying to find a baby picture of me where I look just like that! I think she looks a lot like my mom there, but I also think I look like my mom so...

Marissa and Scott said...

Great post Amanda. I totally agree with the diapers thing. Not so bad, but the vomit is awful. And I work in circles just like that! Glad I'm not the only one with half-done things all over my house. :) Can't wait to see you guys next month - and did I hear a rumor you're coming for Thanksgiving too?! Sooooo excited to see you and FINALLY meet my sweet little niece! :)

Lauren said...

I don't know why, but this post made me tear up. You are such an amazing mother, wife, sister in law, and friend to everyone who knows you...

I can't wait to snuggle with your Mini Me; she really does look so much like you in that pic.

Jillian said...

Amanda, it only gets better and better....

Irma said...

Motherhood is life altering...and all for the better. Our children never cease to amaze us...even in their adulthood. BTW...the photos of Olivia on this post are amazing! I said all along, she looks like a Cooper!