One of my favorite blogs, Light Sleeper Heavy Dreamer, does a really entertaining series called “awkward and awesome”. After talking to her about it and doing a little googling, it’s apparently a thing in the blogging world…and I’m jumping on the bandwagon.
While at a neighborhood Christmas party, having at least 5 people say “Hey! It’s the (once) huge pregnant lady who walked and read books!” Ever since I was a kid, I used to like to read books while walking. When I was pregnant (and especially when I was overdue) I would walk miles around my neighborhood with my nose in a book. I’ve never thought twice about it, but apparently it’s not normal?
While at the party, seeing the man who told me (twice) while I was walking that I needed to stop reading so I could watch for cars (in our quiet neighborhood). Let’s make a deal, I’ll stop reading while walking if you stop running with headphones?
Taking your toddler potty and having him ask you what that smell is. Ummm…sorry kid, that’s the smell of life with two little ones. (For the record, I made a point to clean that toilet immediately…you know it’s bad when even your toddler comments on it!)
That Christmas party I mentioned? That was my first social outing in 6+ weeks. Sad thing is that my husband basically forced me to go, because I was perfectly content in my post-partum hermitness. The awesome part is that I actually remembered how to talk with people…like with adult vocabulary.
Going out for a walk with Jay and Elle and having a random mom stop running just to commend me for getting out…I found it so encouraging! I’ve said this before , but motherhood is best when it’s shared with other mommas!
Grandma (my mother-in-law) is coming this week and we are all SO EXCITED. Seriously, all of us love having grandma come over. She’s such a sweet, kind, and selfless lady and we just can’t wait to have her here!
Elle’s cooing. Jay wasn’t a very vocal baby (well, apart from the non-stop colic screaming), so both Allen and I are constantly surprised by Elle’s adorable cooing. She only does it when we make eye contact with her, but then it’s like she’s trying to have a conversation with us, complete with grins, facial expressions, and punctuated coos.