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Sep 8, 2011

The fourth trimester

If you have to clear breakfast from the table to make room for dinner take-out...you might have a newborn.

If you decide to put away the folded laundry because you need the baskets to sort the next round of dirty clothes...you might have a newborn.

If you hate your maternity clothes but they are the only things that fit...you might have a newborn.

If having a milk-drunk baby purring on your shoulder makes your heart sing...you might have a newborn.

If you can't remember what you did all day but still feel totally drained...you might have a newborn.

If making your bed feels like a triumph of domesticity...you might have a newborn.

If you consult the calendar every few hours to remember the day of the week...you might have a newborn.

If your biggest excursion in days is collecting the mail...you might have a newborn.

If tiny half-smiles make your day...you might have a newborn.

If people ask how you are and the only thing you can think to say is, "Tired"...you might have a newborn.

If you really wish your present haircut accommodated a ponytail...you might have a newborn.

If you'd be content to ignore the rest of your life just to cuddle with a seven-pound angel...you might have a newborn.

If you can't sleep at nap time but almost doze off mid-conversation with a group of adults...you might have a newborn.

If tiny socks are getting caught in the dryer's lint trap...you might have a newborn.

If you are honing your stain-removal skills for five kinds of bodily fluids...you might have a newborn.

If all activities revolve around the nursing schedule...you might have a newborn.

If you're as lucky as I am....you might have a newborn.


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