Yes, I'm one of those. The kind of people that sleep, eat and breathe their little bundle of joy. I can no longer carry on an conversation that doesn't involve infant sleep habits or frequency of diaper changes. My facebook updates are all staring Agatha. My middle of the night internet shopping sprees result in tiny little UPS boxes at my doorstep.
Just a few short weeks ago I was a different person. I had other interests! I could talk about current events or exotic travel or good design or a few other adult topics. And while those categories still pique my interest somewhere way back in my mind, they aren't occupying much brain power lately.
In other words, I've become that insufferable new mother who is completely preoccupied with baby. And guess what? I'm not even a little apologetic about it! So what I live in yoga pants and haven't slept more than a few straight hours since she arrived? So what I have nothing interesting to talk about anymore? She is my world and that is okay with me for now.
Despite the roller coaster the past few weeks have been, I'm feeling especially blessed to have my sweet little girl, a husband who I couldn't love more and a comfortable home to enjoy the the precious weeks my maternity leave. I don't want to miss this opportunity to enjoy it.
I know I'll be back to the land of the living at some point in the near future but for now I'm going to soak up babyland for as long as I can! My friends in real life don't seem to mind (or at least they have the good sense not to say anything about it) so I hope my dear blog readers will bear with a few more baby posts as I adjust to this new me.
For the mothers that have been through it all: I'd love to hear your words of wisdom on how to best enjoy this time while becoming a normal person again (eventually!). What are you happy you did and didn't do? What do you wish you had done differently?
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