Last week I saw a friend wearing a shirt that said “Mombie” and I thought, “Wow! Why hasn’t someone coined that phrase before now?” Then I looked online and realized that hundreds of Pinners have been that witty for quite a while.
The first thing I thought of when I read my friend’s shirt was the day I found poop on my picture frame. I remember my first response was to laugh and kiss my baby. Then I probably sat down to nurse her, changed her diaper, snuggled for a bit, put her down for a nap. Then if I was still conscious, that’s when I cleaned the poop off the picture frame. The only lasting reaction to that day is that we started changing Abigail’s diapers faster.
Those first days as a new parent get pretty foggy but I clearly remember the day I had been standing at the changing table cleaning our little dolly’s bottom when she suddenly shot a stream of poop across the room, hitting the wall and the picture hanging on it as well as the futon and probably some carpet. I am pretty sure I just stood there with her feet in my hand staring at the results of her cute little bum. We were living in a one-bedroom rental at the time and her changing table/dresser was in the living room. The picture she hit was the only professionally framed art we owned.
All new moms know the shocking amount of poop, pee, milk and puke that seems to follow you everywhere and show up in unexpected places, just becoming part of your landscape for a short and blissful time. I’ve seen lots of “Mombie” definitions out there. I would like to add one. Mombie: A woman so wrapped up in her baby that she doesn’t realize her inside-out shirt has puke down the back.
New mombie-hood a very special time. We want to help be a guiding voice in the fog so you can navigate through the first few months with your baby. On our last Simple Intentional Parenting podcast, Paul and I talked about how we got on our intentional parenting path very early and it led to a lot of success for us.
We are planning a new series for Locked in the Bathroom especially geared towards new moms. We are also planning to create a program to help new moms gently guide their babies into a routine that will lead to healthy, predictable sleeping and eating patterns. We are looking for moms who are willing to help us as we develop this program.
If you or someone you know is a mom of a newborn up to 2 months old and would like some coaching getting them to sleep and eat well, please contact us. I (Sandy) will work with the moms to help their babies get on a routine, and those conversations will help me develop our first new-moms program.
Email us at SimpleIntentionalParenting@gmail.com and put New-Mom Program in the subject line.
Blessings on your week!