why no one ever told me...

these things happen after you have a baby...

1) you get so happy that you don't have your period while your pregnant but it's more than made up for when you have it for the six weeks following delivery.

2) breastfeeding is (so far) THE hardest part of pregnancy/delivery/motherhood

3) how much hair you lose!! oh my gosh, the amount of hair that i have to clean in the bathroom is insane! sure i know i barely lost any during pregnancy but seriously, my hair sheds everywhere!!!

4) what pressure/tension it puts on a relationship. gosh, there is just so much more to discuss/argue, one better have a rock SOLID relationship before they have a baby! at least s and i can laugh at how "bossy" i am (personally, i think any new mother is bossy to the hubby).

5) there is just this indescribable overflowing of love for your baby =)

these are the things that people say but i didn't really believe but now i've jumped on the bandwagon:

1) you really do forgot about any pregnancy or delivery issues. there is just so much more to deal with in motherhood that pregnancy and/or delivery issues are a walk in the park.

2) you do forget things! and become more absent minded. the whole baby brain thing is SO true.

3) priorities do change...my work attitude is totally different. however, i do have to say i enjoy going back to work. i don't enjoy leaving my son but when i'm at work, i'm in a zone and it feels good.

4) you can't help but talk about your child all the time. they take up soo much of your life and time.

5) everyone is a critic. everyone, even strangers, tell you what you should or shouldn't do in raising your child.


yuck, yuck, yuck

first, it was the toilet in our bathroom. it was clogged and would not flush. then i heard the water bubbling in the hallway toilet. i went back to our bathroom and saw water coming out of our shower pan. i knew this was not looking good. i called roto rooter and someone was coming within the hour. s called the belmont water department and apparently other residents called to complain about water flow issues as well. i looked outside of my house and saw 3 trucks working on the pipes down the street. i canceled the roto rooter and went back into our bathroom. umm...that was when i noticed that the water coming out of the shower pan was flowing out of the bathroom and onto our carpet!!! i hurriedly grabbed some old towels to prevent more water from flowing onto the carpet. i grabbed more old towels and started absorbing the water from the carpet. (note, this is where i am thankful that s takes souvenir towels from hotels). as i went back to the linen closet to see if i have any other towels, i went to check on the other bathroom. more yuck. there was brown water in the tub! we keep aj's tub in that tub and it was floating in the disgusting brown water! i immediately took aj's tub out and rinsed it. finally, the water drained back into the pipes and there was no more water leaking out! i wiped all the water from the bathroom floor and decided that was enough cleaning for me! thankfully, aj was napping during all this mess!!

s came home a couple of hours early and he cleaned the tub, shower and floor of the infected areas! then, he rented at steam cleaner and cleaned the carpet. luckily the water that came out of bedroom bathroom was clear so the carpet wasn't discolored. not exactly the way that i wanted to spend my last day at home with aj...