Wednesday, August 10, 2011

PYHO - Making Me a Priority

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Everyone tells you that once you have a baby you need to make sure to take care of yourself too.

That you need to make time for yourself and just relax.

Occasionally you need to put yourself first and that's okay.

What they don't tell you is how to do that.

They don't tell you how to turn the mommy mode off for a minute and think about yourself as the person you were before.

For me. It took a shopping trip to do it. And my hubby.

We were at Kohl's since Hubby needed some new pants. (All of his for some reason become "work pants" and he is left with no nice clothing to wear in public.) I had the Jellybean as usual and was coordinating nursing him while browsing through the baby clearance items. Hubby found me and had his pants in hand.

Which he hadn't tried on. GRRR...

So it was time for a visit to the changing room and of course - a swap in sizes after that. Then Hubby turns to me and says - "Why don't you pick out some clothes for you?"

The thought hadn't even crossed my mind to shop for myself.

Even though a large majority of my pre-Jellybean clothes no longer fit me.

And my style had majorly changed since having Jellybean.

But to buy something for myself - could I really do it and not feel guilty?

Yes - I could. Most of my purchases were from the clearance racks but that just meant I could get more stuff. Hubby found a dress I loved the instant I put it on. Dresses are a HUGE part of my style now.

That half hour of perusing the racks while the Hubby wandered with Jellybean - it was DIVINE. I forgot how good it felt to spoil yourself every once in awhile. How nice it is to have a few cute outfits that REALLY fit you.

More importantly - I remembered that we need to take the time to indulge ourselves every now and then. That you aren't taking anything away from your spouse or your child by treating yourself every now and then.

That being said - There's a pedicure in my near future.

This post is linked up with Shell as part of Pour Your Heart Out Wednesdays.


By Word of Mouth Musings said...

I think that I spent many a naptime at the Mall ... pushing a stroller, holding my latte, perusing the racks - perfection!

Shell said...

I'm glad you were able to have that moment to remember you have needs, too!

And go for that pedicure, mama!

brianandhilary620 said...

I recently just went to Kohls too and I went on a mini shopping spree. It was so nice to buy clothes that I actually fit!! I have spent all week feeling like I princess wearing all my new things :) It was definitely worth it, and I agree, taking the time for yourself to do that makes a world of difference.

Tara R. said...

Granted, both of my kids are much older, but once a week I just take off... sometimes half a day.... to just be on my own. I don't work outside the house, and my kids are pretty self-sufficient, but having that 'me' time is often the only thing I look forward to all week. We have to take time for ourselves. I truly believe it helps us be better moms and wives.

Tiffany said...

Hello to you my fellow Floridian! Thanks for stopping in on my blog.
I have relished the many mini trips without my kids that my hubby has given me. Even an hour to look at clothes makes a world of a difference.
You go girl on the pedicure! Yes, please!:)

pmlevitt said...

It feels so good to give to yourself! And I know how important it is to revisit the wardrobe post-baby; like finding a piece of yourself again! Enjoy and I like your Thursday post idea!

Annie @ astonesthrowfrominsanity said...

Oh yes! Shopping always does the trick for me. :)
But pedicures?
I am addicted.
Thanks for stopping by to see me via PYHO. Thought I would return the favor.

Jenn [ Crippled Girl ] said...

I'm glad your hubby thought to push you to buy something for yourself.

And when Ben was working as a pipe layer, all of his "nice" jeans ended up with the work clothes, because there was always that one lazy morning where he didn't care which pair he grabbed. *sigh*

Sara said...

I'm so glad you got to shop for yourself and that it reminded you to make yourself a priority just a little bit. Also, how sweet was your hubby for suggesting it? Too cute!

Jessica @ My Simply Complicated said...

You go girl! We certainly need to take the time to do things for ourselves just to keep us going.

How sweet of your hubby to remind you of this and allow you that alone time to make yourself happy!

Just make sure to keep up with these habits! :)

Nicki said...

As soon as my husband came home (every single day), I would lock myself in the bathroom and take a nice long, hot bath. I learned really quickly how to tune out any crying, screaming, and banging at the bathroom door!

Big D and Me said...

Good reminder to moms - When I was a new mom I felt bad leaving my little one but really loved working. I felt guilty the moment I dropped him off and felt guilty when I had to pick him up. Now that I have 3 and I stay at home I have no problem leaving hubby and making some me time.

Natalie said...

Girl enjoy that pedicure...I had one last week and it was divine! We always need to take some time for ourselves :)

Alison@Mama Wants This said...

You absolutely have to take time for yourself, do things for you. We are not just moms, we are women!

Kristen said...

A moment to yourself... aahhhhh. Today, the twins napped and for once - Alexander was not in the living room with me. I felt completely empty for a few moments, and then - It was like this relief. ... I mean - i only had 2 kids. Was this what it felt like?
divine.. i tell you ... divine.
Kristen from PYHO @ www.alittlesomethingforme.com

Sara said...

So glad your hubby suggested that for you! Too cute! Me time is definitely hard to come across, take it as you can, I know I sure do!


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