Happy Friday Friends!

While I’m 99.9% excited to become a mom, there are a few things I’m NOT looking forward to:

1. Wrapping more gifts.  Kill me now.  I can’t.  Either it will have to be The Scottish’s exclusive job, or I’ll have to go to Macy’s and have them wrap everything.  Or I’ll buy gift bags and tissue paper exclusively. If none of those things work, perhaps I can convince my child unwrapping a present is more of a nuisance than a way to build anticipation.  Yea right, I’m screwed.

2. Cooking a healthy dinner every night.  Whaaa???  Kids eat a lot, right?  The Scottish prefers to eat a big dinner (like meat and potato BIG minus the veggies) and he usually does if his wife or his Mother-in-law make something but there are some nights where we all just grab something quick or throw in a frozen meal due to a time crunch. Personally, I could snack on tiny meals all day but once our child is old enough to eat solids, I’m going to need to have healthy, nutritious food on hand at all times.  Talk about pressure!

3. Packing for three people.  Screw wrapping, I’d wrap a package everyday for a year if I meant I got a year off from packing for any sort of trip.  It takes me a ridiculous amount of time, I analyze every item, and I’m a chronic over-packer.  For a type-A perfectionist like myself, it’s a scary feeling when you think you’re unprepared and inevitably that seems to happen because I can’t logistically take everything I own with us everywhere we go.  Add a baby to the mix and all the stuff he’ll need?  Forget it. I’m done for!  Time to learn how to go with the flow, NOW.  HA.

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I used to have lavender luggage back in the day for about two seconds.

And then there are some things I can’t wait for:

1. Baby snuggles and cuddles and nuzzling and holding and swaying until my arms hurt.  Sweet baby smells.  Seeing The Scottish as as a Daddy. Seeing my family’s joy at welcoming the newest addition to our group.  Knowing what it means to be a mother.

2. Becoming a suburban drama queen hippie mom.  Obviously I’m a drama queen but I’m also a suburban mom because I’ll be living in the suburbs near all the big name chain stores with their exceptional conveniences.

But why is it that moms who breastfeed and use cloth diapers get the hippie label?  Is being known as a hippie mom a good thing or a bad thing?  Who knows!  All I know is I’m going to be that mom who uses cloth diapers to save money and the environment but who probably spent too much money perfecting her nursery theme.  I’m also going to be that mom who breastfeeds for the health benefits it provides the baby while sitting at the Starbucks in Target sipping a latte.  Ain’t no shame in my game.

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Hello, Stephanie circa 2008 looking so spray tan, LA, and hot.

3. All the visitors!  I know how much family and friends like to stop by and meet your newest little one after you come home from the hospital and I’m excited to have people in my new house holding my new baby.  I’m sure I’ll want some time with just our new family of four (McKenna counts!) but I will also want to show him off and catch up with everyone else while relaxing/hanging out in our new digs.  I’m making the first few weeks sound waaaay more glamorous than they actually are but hey, a girl can dream right?

Oh and one more thing I’m not looking forward to but I’m not dreading, getting peed on.all.the.time!  Yes, I’ve heard to cover it up, point the pee-pee downwards, and let some air hit it so he can go again before a clean diaper goes on, but I’m sure it’ll be more of a trial and error than anything else.  🙂


Is there anything you dreaded or really looked forward to before your first child was born?   Question: can you hire a professional wrapper, packer, and chef all in one?  🙂

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12 Responses to “Suburban Hippie Drama Queen Mom”

  1. Jen

    I have 3 cups of coffee every morning plus the occasional latte while breastfeeding…definitely no shame! LOL. I do think it took me longer to pack (and subsequently shop, because he can’t wear THAT on a cruise!) for our vacation…good luck.

    • Stephanie

      Haha, nice! Yea, I think there is no way around the longer amount of packing time, but yay for more shopping too!

  2. Melissa

    I am really dreading the lack of sleep. I know everyone says you will just run on adrenaline and be fine. I just really need my sleep and am an champion sleeper. I think I’m going to be a frequent Starbucks customer.

    • Stephanie

      I know, some people need sleep more than others. I’m an emotional mess when I’m over-tired but I’m also used to running on less sleep. Still could be a big transition!

  3. Kelly G

    That’s my husband, he is the BEST at wrapping presents, have no idea why. And he always cooks me dinner, he is the best 🙂 HAHA to Candie’s statement, LOL

    • Stephanie

      Nice, such a great skill for men to have in my opinion! Oh man, I wish The Scottish would cook sometimes… yea, that was too funny!

  4. Shayla

    Oh, packing. We had an awful time in the airport on our first vacation with M because I packed sooooo much. Good thing about babies is you can pick up most of what they need on the other end! I swear I included her entire wardrobe.

  5. Jhanis

    I could think of so many things that you might not look forward to but trust me, things always fall into place. And it works out. Most of the time. Except when the kids go batshit crazy and drive you insane. But that’s alright. You’ll get the hang of it. 😉

    • Stephanie

      Haha, I know, I’m sure both lists could be endless! And I’m sure some days I’ll go super crazy, but right now I can’t wait! 🙂


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