Back to Normal? Never.

by TrainerMomma on October 26, 2011

Have showers ever felt so fantastic?

Has my chest EVER been this big?

Has my bed ever felt so delicious?

Have I started working out yet? (Only a bit of yoga and walking).


Have I ever been more happy about weight gain (hers, not mine :) )?

Have I ever been more excited about bodily functions?


Have I ever been so obsessed with somebody’s feet?

Have I ever wanted to care for my family and home this much?

Have I enjoyed every baby this much?

I’m sure I have. But, man, am I sure glad to be able to do it all again.

At Roxie’s two week appointment, the doctor asked me if things were “back to normal” around our house.  I pried my eyes off this beauty queen, looked at him and said, “No.  Not even close.”

Things will never be the same.  Life is better, so much better, with this little one as a new part of it.

Tired?  Exhausting?  Stressful?  Emotional?  Of course.

But, with the arrival of my new love I been reminded once again of my purpose, focus, and direction in my life:  to be a mother.

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I’ll be on a bit of a blogging break for the time being.

Foxy Roxie and I are still getting to know each other.

** All photos were taken by the talented Amy Nelson.  If you live in San Antonio and want some precious pictures, she’s your gal!  Find her here…

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1 Brandee Smith October 26, 2011 at 4:20 pm

Congratulations! She is sooo beautiful! Enjoy this time.

2 Gen October 26, 2011 at 4:37 pm

Mandi!!!! SO exciting!!!!

3 Danielle October 26, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Congratulations on the beautiful baby! I have missed your posts and I look forward to hearing about all of your adventures once you are back to blogging.

4 kerrie October 26, 2011 at 8:14 pm

A new baby is a fresh look on life for sure. Congratulations!

5 Jill October 26, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Mandy she is beautiful! Congrats!

6 Aubrey October 26, 2011 at 11:57 pm

So so sweet! All the pictures are beautiful, but I LOVE that last one. What a precious little one!
(my baby is almost 4 months old…i miss her newborn squishiness already! enjoy it mama!)

7 Jolyn October 27, 2011 at 11:02 am

She’s beautiful. Congrats again. We’ll miss hearing from you but you need to be mama first. :)

8 Mirien October 27, 2011 at 11:20 am

Beautiful post and pictures. Thanks for reminding me of my purpose and privilege as a mother. We’ll still be here when you can squeeze in some time to blog again. Enjoy these precious days–we all know how fast they go!

9 Krista Brown October 27, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Wow! She is absolutely gorgeous! So happy for you and your Foxy Roxy!

10 Middle-aged Momma October 28, 2011 at 12:31 am

I love the last photo. You are so lucky to have another little one join your family. I’m glad you’re taking a break and look forward to your return! Enjoy!

11 Kali October 28, 2011 at 9:39 am

Congrats! I love her name and she is absolutely adorable. Hope all is well!

12 Molly at Anthromollogies November 1, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Those pictures are crazy beautiful, as are you and the little Foxy Roxie. What a gorgeous little babe! These little ones really put it all into perspective, don’t they? The sleepless nights, the aching boobs, the wardrobe-in-waiting taunting me in my closet…minor. All very minor when weighed against my little miracle that arrived 5 days ago. I applaud your direction in life, and hope I am embracing that same direction a little more fully each day. I am so happy for you and your family, Mandi.

13 Tyana November 12, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Oh my goodness she is precious! Congrats. Babies are just amazing.

14 TrainerMomma November 18, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Thanks Tyana!

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