There are so many happies right now. It is spring! (In theory it is spring.) And new life burst forth (exciting!). And I haven’t sat down and really wrote about all of the little things that keep me smiling lately. Which means I also haven’t heard your lists either, and that is my favorite part! So here are my things that are keeping me happy:
The amount I’m able to say, “It’s really not that bad!” about all things postpartum. Especially about my lack of baby-blues, the healing parts (99% healed at this point!), and the magical body bounce back.
Walking with the stroller. It is so much more fun than walking normally and it adds an extra oomf of work-out-ness. Awesome sauce.
Lasagna in my freezer. It’s a little spicy and a lot cheesy and I look forward to eating it every time I pop a square into foil.
The feeling of soft baby head+soft baby hair under my chin during snuggles. Also baby snores. And baby sneezes. And baby farts. Ridiculously delightful.
Watching Ellen in the afternoons! I never get to watch any of the day time TV stuff when I’m working so it is a treat to watch her at 4:00pm. Even though she is in re-runs right now. Sigh. She always makes me cry with the nice stuff she does.
Kamel has been coming home for lunch to help with baby and to hang out with me. I really like spending time with my husband (imagine that!) and I would totally meet him for lunch every day during work if we weren’t many many miles away during the week, so having him come and hang out with me really breaks up the sometimes weariness of handling a newborn every minute of the day.
Being able to tie my own shoes!
Being able to roll around in bed without feeling like I need a crane-lift to hoist me!
No longer being so incredibly food-limited (both by what I can’t eat and by the need to eat constantly). Freeeeedom!
Oo! I’m looking forward to finally getting a haircut this weekend! Which also means leaving the house for an actual outing which may also lead to my first public breast feeding experience? Maybe? That will probably be a whole other conversation down the road…
The Amazing Race! Because this is a reality show that is actually a positive experience and has nothing to do with tearing contestants down or voting them off or being an ass hole on TV! At the end everyone who didn’t win stands on either side of the finish line and cheers on the winner. And I cry every single time!! And everyone there is doing the race for reasons beyond the money. I just love it. I could go on and on. And three cheers for shows that are positive and globally aware instead of just being about drama and who fucked over who. That makes me really happy.
Mid-morning snacks. I love snacks. I love feeling good about my snacks. I realize this is starting to sound like some sort of special K commercial. “Snack healthy!” But … I look forward to my snacks every single day.
New pillows!! I got two new super fluffy pillows from target the week Gabe was born to help with breast feeding placement and they are the greatest! I have a total love affair with clean shits, new pillows, and freshly laundered towels. Ahh bliss.