~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.