Sunday, January 25, 2009

Will I *ever* be back to my "normal" life?!?!

Lately, I find myself saying "Well, in my normal life..." followed by:

- I take a lot of walks.
- I eat very healthy.
- I am a wine drinker.
- I drink a cup of coffee every morning.
- Etc., etc., etc.

But now, a lot of things have changed. I've eliminated my my wine/coffee habits, for Baby C, and have replaced them with bad eating habits of hot chocolate, macaroni and cheese, and Top Ramen. In my "always tired" state, I've replaced regular walks with going to bed early.

While I keep treating this stage of my life as temporary... I keep wondering... will it EVER be back to "normal"... or will I just keep substituting my life around? Once Baby C is born, you won't hear me saying "I used to drink wine"... but you *might* hear me saying "I used to go to Happy Hour with friends once a week or so... but not anymore."

Aw, the beginning of so, so, so many changes!


Mommy Moreno said...

you will establish a new normal BUT this is not it yet. i swear your life will go back in certain respects ... just not all.
your walks might be less frequent but you'll begin to enjoy them even more once Baby C comes, your wine will be an option again - PROMISE, and you eventually wont feel so darn exhausted. Oh - and coffee just may very well become a necessity ;)

Harris said...

I agree with Mommy Moreno! It will be a new normal-never exactly like it was before. But a good new life - exhausting and rewarding!

SmartAssMom said...

Ah, yes. You may find yourself saying things like, "I used to be able to stay up until 10pm!"

Shelly C. said...

I totally agree. You won't go "back" to normal. You'll go forward to normal.

Normal will have lot more kid-oriented activities. You used to go for walks. Soon you'll take your baby on walks. And as he grows, you'll see things on those walks that you never saw before. Leaves changing color take on a whole new dimension. Everyday events are as magical to a child's eyes as Disneyland.

And you know what? While there will be times you'll kind of wistfully remember your old life, in the next breath, you'll wonder how you ever filled your time before, and you'll realize you wouldn't trade it for the new life.

And trust me, the bad eating habits? You won't want to do them so much, especially as you realize your baby is watching every bite of food that goes into your mouth!