A few months ago, I read a parenting blog that said new moms should make Ta-Da lists instead of to do lists. I absolutely could not appreciate the enormity of such things until right now. Here I am 15 days into parenthood, and I feel like today was the most successful day in the entire world. To look over my list makes my former self think, "OMG cut her loose! This is inefficient!"
But the new Katy, the one who hasn't slept since July 15, looks at today as the portal to a new and wonderful world. Here is what I did today:
-took a shower
-put clean clothes on
-washed a load of diapers AND dried them
-left the house and went to breakfast with my sister
-ate said breakfast AT the breakfast place instead of bringing it home
-pumped 1.5 ounces of milk
-napped while Miles napped
The biggest thing on there is obviously the part where I left the house, drove the car, and ate breakfast out like a normal person. Only I'm not a normal person anymore. Because I have to navigate a stroller and have this whole new body awareness that extends past my hands into the plastic stroller. And the eating place has to have wide enough aisles to let me fit or it doesn't work out. And then every single second I'm there I have to keep one foot on the stroller in case someone tries to steal Miles and one eye on the stroller in case he starts to cry.
And I did it! I did all of these things at the same time while eating quiche. It amazed me that I was capable of such multitasking. Of course, I was still completely dependant on Betsy to order the food and bring it to the table. But who knows? Maybe tomorrow I can even do that part!