Wednesday, February 13, 2008

~a baby changes EVERYTHING~

~A baby changes everything - that's FOR SURE!

~Before Ethan arrived, I already didn't want to go back to work in only 4-6 wks...well, now I don't want to go back at all.

~I'm not the 'stay at home' mom type, but I could do it on a temporary basis or work only (very) part time for a couple years. Right now that just doesn't seem to be an option for me and that stinks. It's just 'wrong' that someone else will raise my child while I spend the majority of my day in an office...just not what I had in mind and I'm trying really hard not to worry about that right now and enjoy the time off I have...but it's hard.

~Another change that I've noticed is in my diet. I have not had a soda ('pop' for you northerners like me) since prior to Ethan's birth and I have no desire for one. If you know me well, you know that my beverage of choice is a diet sunkist or a diet dr pepper so this is really strange for me. In addition, I have not consumed a drop of caffeine since he arrived either. I was not so good on managing caffeine consumption during my pregnancy. I have this crazy desire to eat TONS of fresh fruit and yogurt and other 'healthy' items...which is good. Hopefully as another perk to my new habits, I'll see most of the weight drop off quickly.

~Speaking of weight...I haven't taken many pics of Ethan and I together (but I NEED to) because I am soooo fat and bloated. My face looks so gross to me right now...they say the swelling normally takes about 8 days after delivery to go down. Oh I sure hope so...I have NO shoes that fit right now except for Nike Slides -which are a SUMMER poolside shoe...not so good when it's 29 degrees outside. Needless to say, I have not left the house with the exception of for the pediatrician appointment we went to yesterday. Flip flops don't fit either.

~Anyway, back to pics - the ones that I are of Ethan and I will not be posted because they are that bad. :-) I need to work on taking pics of him tomorrow for his announcements. Of all the pictures I have currently, none are suitable for his announcement and his eyes are closed in a lot of them.


Mary said...

awww, he is so cute!!! I may need to plan a trip to Knoxville to see that little baby in person!!

em said...

He is just beautiful!!!! I'm so happy for you! And I wish that I could some of those healthy eating vibes...I need them! (And lastly I'm SURE the photos are nearly as bad as you think they are!!)

Anonymous said...

The photos probably aren't that bad! To you, I'm sure they are. To us, you'll look exactly like a "I just had an emergency c-section and they pumped me with fluids and drugs" woman should, which is NORMAL! At the very least we will boost your self esteem, perhaps?

Hopefully things'll work out with the staying at home issue. Maybe not immediately, but eventually. My SIL had to go back to work after her first son was born, but then a few years later her husband got a better job and she was able to stay home. Or, you can be like my friend, and open up a home daycare.

~**Dawn**~ said...

He is so perfect, Krystyn. My ovaries are groaning with jealousy. =)

As for photos, I am glad you are taking some of yourself with him, even if you don't feel comfortable sharing them. I know they will be precious to you. I agree with Em that you are probably your own toughest critic about them, but hopefully like a lot of my other friends with babies, they will also help you start to see the "slimming down" effect as it happens because you will have photos to see side-by-side.

Man, I just wanna kiss his sweet little cheeks!

Janeen Jordan said...

Aw, he's just so cute. Congratulations! Yes, having a baby changes everything - I really mean EVERYTHING! You just wait - you'll never imagine you can love someone so much! I can't wait to see him in person one day soon I hope.

Nichole M said...

Look at that little face!!! He's adorable. That's so cool about the no soda thing. Maybe having a baby is the trick to breaking this crazy addiction!

~**Dawn**~ said...

I can't get over how perfect he is! He does not look like a squished up newborn to me at *all*.