I am not just talking about waist lines and sleep patterns, I am talking about walking into a clothing store and bee lining it to the baby section, looking in my rear view mirror not to scowl the person behind me, but to make sure she is safe and sound, waking up in the morning not cursing my alarm, but jumping out of bed because I can hear her babbling away and can already see the smile on her face when I open her bedroom door, and lastly, pulling into Tobey's store praying I will see someone I know who can watch her so I don't have to wake her up and lug her inside.
In addition, babies make quite an impact on your house. I was always one of "those" people who said 'when I have a kid, my house is NOT going to turn into a Toys-R-Us', and 'my kid will not have toys scattered throughout my house'. YEAH RIGHT! It's funny how that happens without you even noticing...
Last year we switched our home insurance to Tilton Insurance and part of the process I had to take pictures of my house. I found these the other day (which sparked the idea for this post) and marveled at the transformation my house has undergone in just the last year. When I took the 'now' pictures I thought to myself 'you should really pick up first', but I didn't, because THIS IS WHAT MY HOUSE LOOKS LIKE! So, albeit mildly embarrassed, I post these pictures so you can get an accurate portrayal of my homes; let's call it, Baby Makeover.
Living Area Before:
Living Area Now:
Dining Room Then:
Dining Room Now:
A few others I have to share.
My bathtub; notice shampoos and conditioners out of babies reach and once again toys showing up in places I vowed never for them to appear:
I have to include this last shot, because it makes my heart smile each time I see those little pink
clothes blowing in the wind: