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September 16th, 2013, 01:14 AM
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September 16th, 2013, 05:15 AM
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Yup. Especially#4 for me. I realized how used i am to the bathroom door always being open and people coming in to talk to me during it when my in-laws came over and it didn't even enter my head to close the door until I was already down, lol.

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September 16th, 2013, 05:25 AM
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I disagree with wearing white. I cannot wear dark clothes due to spit up. White spit on black is terrible. It kinda blends with white.
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September 16th, 2013, 06:42 AM
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There are things I can do now...things that used to gross me out.

Nasty textures...I can touch them. Boogers...poo and vomit...no problem. You pee on me and I wont freak out. Well, YOU can't, but a kid can. Before? Vomit.

However, I did step on a slug barefoot last week, and screamed like I was shot for like 30 seconds.

I no longer sleep deeply. Do any of you BTDT moms remember the deep uninterupted sleep that lasted like 10-12 hours. No waking up and rolling around. Just cralw in your covers and lay there and sleep like the dead? I could sleep through any amount of noise.

First night home with Alex, and I never had that sleep again. Unless I was deliriously sick with fever and flu...and that doesn't count.

Now? Every tiny sound has me at least half awake and aware.

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September 16th, 2013, 10:28 AM
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This is totally a downer. It's true that I always have someone busting into the bathroom on me, but not that big of a deal. I've managed to wear white jeans with kids no problem. It was my husband that spilled red wine on them that ruined them.

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September 16th, 2013, 10:52 AM
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Most of these are true but I don't miss them anyway. Crappy TV marathons? Last call at the bar? Who cares??

My thing to add is, cashmere and chunky knit sweaters and cardigans, or anything that needs special laundering or hand washing. My wardrobe now solely consists of things that can be washed hot and dried in the dryer on low. No time for special treatment. And everything gets spat up on or dirt/food/barf/whatever on it so it needs to stand up to heavy washing.

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September 16th, 2013, 11:25 AM
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I disagree with wearing white...I have to wait until I'm almost out the door before putting on my black dress pants cause spit up and black do not mix.

I would like to add daytime quickies to the list. Impossible at our house now that J does not nap...unless we make a plan to meet each other at the house for lunch during the week. Can't even shut ourselves in the bathroom for a quickie anymore because that closed bathroom door is an invitation for everyone in the house to come knocking/whining/crying/etc.

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September 16th, 2013, 03:42 PM
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I don't buy white not because of the baby, but because our water is so hard things go dingy within a couple of washes even with whiteners. Bars and TV shows I do not miss at all. I find I get more time to read when I have to sit to nurse the baby throughout the day.

Quickies are a thing of the past. No matter how casually I walk out of that room, I feel like what we were up to is obvious. And when you have older kids that can guess what was going on... talk about uncomfortable.

I'd also add an uninterrupted meal. Nothing makes Baby hungry like the sound of Mommy sitting down to eat!
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