Before baby? Wait. What's that?! | The Momma Diaries

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Before baby? Wait. What's that?!

If you were to ask me if my life's changed since becoming Lincoln's Momma, I would say without a doubt.  But if you ask me how it's changed?  I'd have to go back...

Before having Lincoln, it wasn't uncommon for Jared and I go have a WEEKLY night out.  Normally it would consist of dinner, and either a movie or some shopping.  Sometimes we'd have a night in with just ourselves, or have friends over.  Game nights were always one of my favorites. 

Now?  Jared and I are pretty much lucky enough to get out once a month.  And honestly, it's probably more like every other month, or every 3 months.  Sure we go out still, but we just have this adorable little man in tow! We don't like to do things without him too much, which is why he gets to come along :)

Sometimes I'd have a night out with the girls.  Or, just me and my BFF would go out on the town...

This is pretty much non-existent since having Lincoln.  I do sometimes get some free time when I'm at my parents house in RI, but for the most part, Lincoln just comes along.

I would always get some "me" time.  Again, a lot of that time spent shopping.  I had a little ebay business. I'd purchase items to resell them for profit.  It was pretty fun! 

Scrapbooking was a huge hobby of mine.  I made myself the most gorgeous wedding scrapbook from our special day.  I honestly enjoy it more than our professional photo album.  I haven't completed one scrapbook page since having my sweet boy.  However, I do have all the supplies!! 

I've always enjoyed reading, and I still get to indulge in that...however, my magazine choices have changed.  Before Lincoln, I loved fashion magazines.  Magazines like Cosmo, Redbook, Glamour...LOVED THEM.  Now?  I dig Parents, Parenting the Early Years, and Family Fun.  Totally different, but totally okay!  

So, yes.  My life has changed in a lot of ways since becoming a Mommy.  But honestly?  This little life is so much better...

Linking this post up with Growing Up Geeky's Toddle Along Tuesday!



  1. We really miss the before baby days sometimes! :) Thank goodness for grandparents! :p

    But me time and alone time with your spouse once or twice a month is very important!

  2. So true, I've barely scrapped in 15 months, and rarely go out. Kinda crazy, but I still love life with a baby way more than life without!

  3. Newest follower from Bloggy Moms...I can totally relate to this post! babies have a way of turning your social life upside down don't they??'s hard to remember life without them :)

  4. I really miss shopping alone! Shopping with Leila can be done, but it is not nearly as relaxing.


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