Tuesday, April 15, 2008

The Body of a Mother

Since becoming a parent, my body has changed in so many ways. I'm not just talking about the little extra pooch that I can't seem to get rid of - I'm talking about many other things that I think all mothers experience in some way or another, regardless of how you "became" a parent. I wonder if these are familiar to you...

Mind - always racing, always planning ahead and triple checking to make sure I packed enough diapers, snacks, toys, etc. and where is the nearest bathroom, the quickest escape route in case of baby or toddler meltdown

Hair - a little overgrown with un-dyed roots because scheduling a hair appointment requires arranging for childcare

Eyes - droopy and exhausted from the lack of sleep and mid-night awakenings and very early mornings

Ears - going a little deaf from all the screams

Mouth - a little puffy from all the baby kisses

Arms - getting surprisingly buff from carrying kids around all the time

Back - a little achy from carrying kids around all the time

Stomach - alternately very empty (from not having time to eat)v to very full (from eating all the kids' leftovers)

Legs - also getting a little more toned from all the climbing up and down two flights of stairs with kids in your arms

And not to forget the most important one:

Heart - more full of love and happiness than you can ever imagine

Sound familiar??

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