Friday, June 7, 2013

Happy Part-Time Housewife

Its a Proven FACT that a sink full of dirty dishes can make one feel dirty and down.

How do I know this? Because I have tried it on myself..many times.

It's amazing how much better I feel when the kitchen alone is clean, and how AMAZING I feel when the house is clean.

Maybe it's just something with my Anxiety? Clutter and random stuff all around the house.. makes me feel like i'm closed in a glass cage of emotions. Ok, So maybe not that dramatic.

Don't you dare sit there and think "Oh, wow she must be super clean and organized!"
Yeah, you are 75.5% wrong.

I will not lie, This house can be a pit. With a 5-month old needing any and all of my attention sometimes I put the cleaning on the back burner. When we first moved in, I told myself that I was going to keep up with cleaning, keep everything organized and it was going to be so nice and stress free... I Lied to myself. Dirty DIRTY Liar I was. No Pun intended. Now don't go thinking we are living in filth and I should be on Hoarders, because uh... NO.

I HATE LAUNDRY, Seriously.. I will do any other cleaning.
My Husband goes through about 2 outfits a day.. You would think that after dealing with his Army laundry I would be used to it..No. There is ALWAYS laundry in this house.
Depending on how J is, He will go through a few outfits a day as well..and Bibs.. and Blankets... and Toys. Haha.
And well, I am just as guilty. I stay at home with J and then work at night.. Yep, thats about 2 outfits for me as well.

Once J starts crawling, By the looks of will be soon! We need to keep this house a bit more tidy. And by WE I mean WE, Myself and my husband! When J is old enough to clean up his own toys and pull them out again.. we will hit that nail on the head. The wife isn't the only one who makes a mess in the house, therefor the Wife shouldn't be the only one cleaning..and I am not the only one. I adore it when I come home from work and the dishes are done or the living room has been picked up.

The moral of making our house sound like a disaster hole, I have come up with a helpful House cleaning schedule. Now, Please keep in mind that I don't always follow it to a "T" and If I cant get to it one day I don't beat myself up. Our Child is growing and learning every day..And as I've seen before "Please excuse the mess, We're making memories." You really can't understand that until you have a child.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Dealing with Post- Weight.

        *NEWS FLASH!*

 Pregnancy is NOTHING 
like Hollywood makes it seem

You don't say?!?

Seriously, and you know what, YES I am jealous of those "Skinny-as-soon-as-I-Have-My-Baby" Moms.
Seriously? How the HECK did you get so lucky?

I wont lie, I've always had weight issues. Always. Back in Middle/High School I was told so many times by many different people how Fat I was. Truth.  Poor me, blah blah.

Looking back on those pictures, I think I looked fine. But my Over dramatic - Hormonal Teenage self didn't think so.

 Anyways, Long story short. Nothing has changed.

When Adam and I got pregnant, Weight was the first thing I thought of. That's really sad.
Pregnancy is a time to be excited and just listen to your body.

When I was just 15 weeks along with a cute little baby bump (at the time I thought it looked like a beer belly) I was told I need to get myself on a diet. NO.

DO NOT EVER tell a pregnant woman  "wow, you're huge! Are you sure its not twins." 2 days before she has her baby.. Or really during any time.

                                               Right before Labor        4 Months Post.

By that time, I was swollen like no other. I had JUST started my time off from work and yes I spent 8-9.5 Hrs ON my feet running around like a mad woman.

After I had J, I started BF'ing and yes it felt like my weight was just melting off. Cool right?  I didn't diet soon after I had J because I have read in so many parenting books/blogs that it is not good! you should be taking in 500 more calories than normal, just like when you were Pregnant. 
When I went to my 6 week check up at my Doctor, she confirmed that I had in fact lost 25lbs. More than what I had put on during my pregnancy.. However, I still felt like I was LARGE and In Charge.

When I returned to work, I had multiple people ask me
"when are you going to have that baby already?"
"Don't worry, its a good thing those are your fat girl pants."
-Really? Thanks.

I beat myself up way too much. I am always thinking about what my family/people will say or think about me If I am not at a certain weight.
-Yes, I am still BF'ing and going strong. However, I don't feel like the weight is just "falling" off.
-I am trying to eat better not just for myself but for J's benefits.
-I am using my Jogging stroller and walking about 3 miles a few times a week.

I AM TRYING. That's what matters right?
Some people, just don't loose the weight as fast as others. so BE nice to new moms.

Many people have told me
"Look..It took you 9 months to create a HUMAN. Give yourself 9 months to loose the weight..or shoot, even a year!' This, is smart. I'm trying to not beat myself up too much and give myself a healthy time to drop some lbs.
The first Post Pregnancy body is never easy.
I'm full of Stretch marks and a new form of "pooch" on my stomach.

Every woman is different.

I do enjoy the fact that I can fit into my pre-pregnancy Jeans, and while waiting for J's doctor yesterday I weighed myself.. I am less that what I thought I was.

Moral of this Sassy post-  Be nice.  Mom's don't need to be judging other Mothers. Its a hard change both Mentally and physically.

Thanks for letting me get Sassy.
Later Y'all