Thursday, May 14, 2009


This made me laugh...from Parent's Magazine.

Since I had my first child three months ago I've dealt with an endless string of sleepless nights, the relentless cycle of feeding and pumping and changing and comforting, and the slow realization that my life will never be the same again. Now that I've emerged from the fog of being a new mommy, I have a few things I need to say...

I must apologize to every new mom I ever bumped into before I had a baby for judging your appearance. I mentally criticized you old sweatpants, your oversize T-shirts, and your haphazard ponytails. I figured you just hadn't taken the time to get ready before you went out or were in dire need of a makeover. Now, I understand those precious minutes you savor when the baby goes down for a nap - the desperation to make the most of them - I could shower! I could eat! I could sleep! Check my e-mail! Work out! Do laundry! I get it now. There is absolutely no time for a blowout or blusher. I was a complete jerk, and I'm sorry.

I see how people look at me - with that mixture of pity and disgust - in my old nursing tank covered in spit- up and the same maternity pants I wear every day. I'm like the Elephant Man. I put my son in fancy clothes to compensate for the monster pushing him around. I see the stares. I know what you're saying. Well to hell with you, you small-pants wearing Miley Cyrus fan. I just had a baby. I am not always this fat!


Rachael said...

dude i go out looking like this all the time and I have no excuse! lol

Jacqueline said...

I have NEVER seen you look less than fab. Even at the cottage, you always look so put together =)