My little girl is 7 months old, and that means I’ve been doing this whole mom thing for 7 months. I didn’t think motherhood would change me, but to my surprise, it has. Did you see our family photos?
I love being a mom, and every day she gets more and more fun. (Granted, she doesn’t move yet. Maybe I’ll regret saying she is more fun each day when she discovers markers and colors on my wall. I’ll keep you posted.)
But, just look at how cute she is. *squeals*
How motherhood has changed me
I’m more decisive.
Time is limited now. I have to spend it wisely. I don’t have spare time to ponder about which shoes I want to wear, how to style my hair, or what I should do when she goes down for a nap. When she naps, I do one of two things. I either take a power nap if she kept me up the previous night, or I clean as much as I can and efficiently as I can before she wakes up. I now understand the mom bun. Why waste time doing your hair when your time is so limited?
The other night, I rebuilt my blog and reorganized it in two hours. That is not like me. The old me would have spent weeks browsing all the templates and options before I made a final decision. I don’t have that kind of time anymore. My decisions are now or never.
I don’t fear confrontation.
A tiny human’s life depends on me. I am not afraid of confronting someone or asking an uncomfortable question. Somehow I’m the grown-up now.
Put down the cell phone.
I know I am not alone in wondering if I use my phone too much. We could probably all agree that we could take a break from our phones. I don’t want her looking up from playing and seeing me staring down at a screen. I do my best to put my phone away and pay attention to her. She’s only going to be a little baby for a short amount of time and I don’t want to miss it.
I am self-aware.
Kids are sponges. I want to make sure she absorbs the good things and not the bad. I need to be careful of what I do and say so I can be the best example for her. This probably sounds a tad cheesy, but it’s true.
Overall — I’ve improved for the better.
I didn’t realize being a mom would change my life this much. Sure, I had a good idea of the responsibility, but I had no idea that it would dramatically improve my way of life. It is interesting to reflect on this crazy mom journey every once in a while.
Thanks for reading.