Wednesday, July 13, 2011

As a New Mom

As a new mom I struggle with a lot of thoughts during the day. I know with changing every diaper, washing poop out of every onsie, hours spent on the couch feeding my princess, singing, storybook reading, and cuddling is well spent. BUT I also struggle with thoughts.

I struggle with the clean laundry still sitting in the living room for the 3rd day in a row. I struggle with the dirty dishes in the sink, the numerous amounts of shoes I keep stubbing my toes on throughout the house, and the fact I haven't washed my hair in 2 days.

When Brandon tells me he is headed home I get busy.. Trying to entertain while unloading the dishwasher, straightening the couch cushions, and throwing away the pile of diapers that have collected on the floor throughout the day.

I don't want Brandon to think that I sat on the couch all day napping with my baby girl (even though some days I do just that). I know that pouring love onto Alivia is what I need to do right now. I know that I am accomplishing a lot when I do get that shower. I know that my day is full of love and fun, but I my thoughts take over, and I feel useless some days.

I am a new mom that will not let those thoughts control me. I will keep loving, keep changing diapers, keep singing, keep being a mom. Dirty hair and all.

Think positive thoughts today.


  1. Megan -

    I love your blog! Seriously.

    Your blog give me the inspiration I need to get my weight back on track! I started running this morning - and it was a little pathetic. But - it's a start!

    Keep up your amazing work!

  2. hey catching up on sleep with a new little one sounds like a very productive day...add a shower and it is almost like Christmas!! Does your daughter sleep well at night??

    I have a book recommendation: 12 hours sleep by 12 son was sleeping 8pm to 7 am by 10 weeks old and my daughter was sleeping 8pm to 8 am by 12weeks isn't for everyone but if your interested check it out ;)

  3. Hey my house looks like that too, and I don't have a baby! Well I don't have the pile of diapers either, but a pile of something that is getting bigger by the day. Sigh...

  4. Thank you Brooke! Just keep with it! Running will change your life!

    I am going to check out that book TODAY!! Thank you!!

    Janelle: my house looked like this before I had a baby, but I had time to clean whenever I was motivated!!