Monday, 18 July 2011

Things about Being a Mom, and Pincushions

Cool things about being a new mom trying to figure out how to take care of a new baby: 

  1. I have an excuse to not shower frequently. If I don't shower frequently, it's no longer a taboo, and I won't feel bad about it.
  2. People think that I'm growing my hair long. I'm not doing it on purpose...I just haven't gotten around to cutting it. But when I do, I'm chopping at least 6 inches off of it. 
  3. I can eat a lot and not be full, so I can pretty much eat whatever I want, whenever I want. Why? Because lactating mothers burn energy. Fast. Who want to go for all-you-can-eat?
  4. I get to stare at a cute baby all day. 
  5. I'm learning how to be patient and less selfish. 
  6. Professors are so much nicer to me. I've gotten 4 extensions for my thesis, and I now have the rest of the summer to finish it. The original deadline? May 30th. 
  7. I'm learning how to prioritize. (It's more important to sleep than it is for me to go cut the hangnail that is catching onto the blankets). 
  8. I value sleep so. much. more. I am never taking it for granted, ever again. Goodbye, 13 hour long sleeps. 
  9. Seeing my husband's physical characteristics in Noah... it's like me and him mushed up into one little itty bitty person...melts my heart <3
  10. Watching this little person that God has entrusted into our lives grow and develop every day. 

Tough things about being a new mom trying to figure out how to take care of a baby:

  1. Coincidently, every time I change into a new shirt, it some how gets dirty right away. It's either spit up, drool, or leaked milk. 
  2. Cleaning poop. (Refer to the picture below). Haha, just kidding. I make Hudson clean all the poops so it's not really that tough. For me, anyways. 
  3. My patience is being tested. It takes a lot of patience to wait for the baby to fall into a deep enough sleep to be put down into his bed, and even more when he wakes up and I have to start from square one. 
  4. I am always hungry, and I seem to never be full. Strange. 
  5. Good-bye sleep. If I wake up 4 times at night, it's considered a good night. 
  6. Figuring out what a screaming, crying baby wants at 3 in the morning. 
  7. Trying to juggle caring for a baby, and keeping in touch with important friends and family. This is tough, but know that I do try to make an effort to keep in touch with you. (One of the reasons I started this blog). 
  8. Getting peed on. It's gross. A warm stream of urine aimed straight at my torso, dripping down my pants? Better put that diaper on fast! 
  9. Having to hold my pee in when I'm putting Noah to sleep. 
  10. Learning how to trust that everything is going to be okay. I thought it was hard to not worry before I became a mom, and now I realize that it's even harder to not worry as a mom. 

And...because this blog is named "stuff made by jessica" ..... Here's a picture of a pincushion I made yesterday!! 


  1. btw we are supposed to take turns cleaning his poop diapers but somehow ive done 5 in a row

  2. I really like reading about your new baby! Though I guess the ugly stuff comes along with the good stuff. Hopefully you guys can get some good rest soon! And you'll finish your thesis =p.

    The pin cushion is really cute too!!

  3. its so wonderful to read about you and your baby.. =D hope all is well, and hope i get to see you when i go back to vancouver --- Anni