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Those late night feedings…

Oh, the joys of parenthood. For a mother, you carry this baby inside of you for 9 months. You focus on your health and well-being, because it is the health and well-being of your child now. You love it from the second you find out about it, and then when the time comes, you can’t believe you could love something that you’ve only just met so much. Then you bring the baby home, and BOOM! you’re on your own. What will you do about ALL THOSE FEEDING sessions? But you figure it out. You’re a mom now, it’s just what you do.

Now- I would like to say that my child sleeps through the night, and has for a long time, but that’s really not always the case. She has surprised us a few times and gave us a break, but usually I still have at least 1 middle of the night feeding session, and it happens right around 3am. A part of me has really grown to enjoy this feeding. Here’s why.

It’s quiet at 3am. Eerily quiet. Well, except when I’m straggling back to bed and Elvis (our dog) decides to bark at me. I walk from one side of the house to the other, with no distractions, nothing. There is no noise, no crying, people talking, television playing. It’s just peaceful.

It’s also amazing how you see your house from a different perspective in the middle of the night. I’m not worried about the dishes in the sink, or the fact that I forgot to vacuum the carpet the day before. I am overcome with thankfulness to have a roof over my head, and a family that loves me so much, and to be under this dwelling with all of them, together.

One of the things I love the most about this time is that I once again get to snuggle with my daughter. I know it won’t be like this forever, and although it can be hard at times, having that extra time with her does something for my heart. Those snuggles. That alone time is different from the day to day activities. We are together, I am providing for her, and helping her go back to sleep at the same time. That’s the good stuff!

I again know there will come a time that this won’t happen anymore, or things will be different, so right now, I’ll cherish those middle of the night feedings.. I’ll cherish my supply of coffee in the mornings, too!

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Lady GaGa’s newest fan

Did you all watch the Superbowl? Good game, huh? I mean, has it ever gone into overtime? I think I read an article that mentioned that this was the first game ever to go into overtime! WOW! But let’s get down to business and talk about the most important part of the game. THE HALFTIME SHOW! Ever since that fateful evening when Janet Jackson bared her all to us, and accidentally shows a nipple, we wait for something to go wrong during every halftime show from this point on. Am I right?! Well I’m here to tell you that Lady GaGa’s performance was nothing short of stellar, and why I am now one of her newest fans!

First of all, that performance was AMAZING! I didn’t think there was one issue with it, and seriously she went over the top, and even jumped from the top of the damn stadium. IMPRESSIVE! She’s always been kind of out there (cue the meat suit and cigarette sunglasses) but her outfit was on point, hair and makeup looked good, and everything just flowed.

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What gets me with this performance is while I was watching it I actually made mention to our group that someone, SOMEWHERE will mention her “pooch” if you will, and call it a gut. MAN! These tabloids, and media never disappoint! Are you people seriously calling what she has a gut? For real?

My sister-in-law said it right when she posted “what is the message we are sending to our daughters?” These girls are our future. Why do we expect these celebrities to be a certain shape, size, and color?

We scrutinize Tom Brady for kissing his dad on the lips, and now we are complaining about Lady GaGa’s stomach? Did you not just watch a game where 2 teams played their heart and soul out, and it went into OVERTIME! for the first time, ever? And that’s all we can talk about?

Well- let me tell you why I’m now one of this woman’s newest followers. This post.lady_gaga_sur_instagram

This post here, is just as amazing as she is. I’m so happy that he is proud of her body, and herself. I’m so happy how confident she is. I’m also happy that she mentioned she wants the rest of us females to be as confident. I know for sure that I pray that my daughter will be every bit as confident and happy with herself, and her body when she is old enough to realize she has a body!

So THANK YOU, Lady GaGa- for setting a good example for me, my daughter, and the rest of us REAL women out there!

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