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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mommy Selfies

A couple of days into the month of March, I decided to commit to photographing myself with one or both of the kids every day. Some photos from this challenge are better than others, but the point is that there are photos.

I got really brave, and even posted a number of the photos on Instagram even though I'm not wearing make up.

Seriously, this is a big flippin' deal. I'm the kind of person who almost always wears a bit of makeup just to leave the house for the grocery store.
 

When we were living in West Jordan, I would sometimes go to a 545a Pilates class at the gym. Those days I usually dragged a little bit, and I wasn't always showered and dressed by the time Aspen was up later in the morning. I remember getting her from her crib one day and she asked, "What's that?!" while pointing to my shirt.

I hadn't yet changed out of my yoga pants and gym shirt, so she wanted to know what I was wearing. She was so used to seeing me dressed all the time that she didn't know what was going on ;). That just goes to show how uptight I am.

With Linc's arrival, however, my life is more about survival. I just have to survive each day on little sleep. I don't have a lot of energy to get ready and leave the house, especially since Linc doesn't nap in his car seat or in a stroller. 
So these photos show what I look like most days- no make up, sometimes no contact lenses, and sometimes wearing PJs. It's really hard for me. I miss getting up (feeling rested!), getting ready, and facing a day full of outings. I hate the anxiety I feel when I think about napping Linc around the schedule any given day.


But then I look through these photos. Photos of me being there for my kids. 

And that's what really matters. They don't care if I'm showered (well, sometimes Aspen tells me to get dressed but not often). Aspen has adjusted and no longer asks me every. single. morning. if we're going somewhere that day. She's accepting the fact that I just can't manage it anymore right now. Hopefully some day that will change, but until then I guess she can keep rotting her brain with Netflix.

Just kidding! Kind of.

Hopefully I'll be able to keep up with my personal goal and I'll have another big fat post full of selfies at the end of the month.

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1 comment:

  1. Liv, these pictures! My heart might burst, I love these so much. Yay for mamas being present in pictures with their babies!!

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