All parents-to-be say they won't change just because they have a baby. I said it. Numerous times. I thought I'd remain exactly the same as pre-baby, the only difference being that I had a little one in my life. Well there goes that theory!
Things that have changed about me since having Hudson (or otherwise known as "Things that make me a good mama"):
- I don't wear lipstick anymore. Not because there isn't time to put it on. But because I LOVE to kiss my baby. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! I kiss him a million times a day. I kiss him on the lips. I kiss him on his chubby cheeks. I kiss his stinky toes. I kiss his big, round belly. Lipstick would just be messy. And get on his delicate skin. So I have forfeited sexy lips in order to kiss my baby as much as I want...as hard as I want.
- I don't wear perfume anymore. I have worn perfume everyday ever since I can remember, before having a baby. I used to say that I wanted to own a "perfume store" when I was a little girl. I love good fragrances. But wearing a million chemicals and then snuggling my baby seems like a bad idea. Maybe I'm being paranoid...but Hudson should smell his mama naturally, shouldn't he?
- I keep my fingernails short. And polish-free. Low maintenance and kinda ugly...but I don't have to worry about scratching him with all the diaper changes, baths, changing his clothes...etc. we do everyday. There is this one picture of Anna Nicole Smith giving Dannielynn a bath, and her perfectly manicured fake long nails look pretty...but I couldn't help but wonder how many times she accidently poked her baby with them.
- I wear comfortable & casual clothes now. I have stopped wearing "fuzzy" sweaters...wool, angora, even my favorite cashmere one from my sister...because the "fuzz" from these kind of fabrics "shed" onto Hudson's face. I am not exaggerating. I realized that I was pulling these fuzzies off of his face and mouth, because he was snuggling into my sweaters. So I delibrately wear basic cotton now. And my baby stays fuzz free.