Oblivion is often bliss. That is until you realize you have been oblivious, and that there is a better way! As a new mom, I truly encompassed the idea of oblivion is bliss. I made some pretty serious decisions based on, "Well, I might as well do it the hard way since I don't know any better yet!" For example, I decided to make all my own baby food, and went with cloth diapers. I am so happy I made those decisions, but I always get the reaction "ARE YOU CRAZY?!"
Why, yes. Yes I am.
One of the things that I never realized that I was missing out on was a good stroller. We found a cute, but cheap stroller and car seat combo at Walmart on clearance, and it was a score, but our bundle of joy outgrew the 22 pound wait limit in 2 months and the stroller was fine, until we got a sweet jogging stroller, and it made me realize how not smooth our original stroller was. I'm not one for needing the best of the best, but we go for walks pretty much every day, so having a good stroller is something I would have done differently from the get-go. This stroller offer is pretty sweet, and I am all for sales! It's great if you have one child, twins or even children that are spaced a couple years apart. It's only for one week, and it's on for $499.99 (reg. $850) and a second seat for only $99.99 (reg. $160).
It is only good until August 8th, so its worth your while to check it out!
This is me in a picture I swore I would never show anyone. I'm showing you now for two reasons. First off, it's the only picture that shows me with the stroller that I was quite happy with until a better one came along.
Second off, it's in retaliation to all those people who are giving Kate Middleton a hard time about her post baby belly. It was another example of oblivion for me. I admit, I was kind of under the assumption that as soon as you popped that baby out, your stomach would be back to normal. I nearly cried when I saw what my belly looked like after. Ok, maybe I did cry a little, but briefly! I got over it when I realized how worth my post baby belly was!
To those who are judging Kate for having a post baby belly, I will politely say, TAKE A STROLL. I'm sure she could have gotten a tummy tuck with the royal budget, but she didn't. In my eyes, I just gained a whole new respect for the woman. She is going through what pretty much every mother in the world goes through. I say, embrace the post baby bump! She looks so lovely and more importantly, real and happy. Will looks happy too.
Image via The Hollywood Gossip
Don't be sad about the post baby body, with some work and time, it gets better. It's been over a year for me, and I'm still working at it. While I strive to be healthy, I couldn't care less about the people who judge me for not having a completely flat stomach. I'm not losing sleep over it. I delivered a 9 pound baby for crying out loud (Ok, he was only 8 pounds, 13 ounces)! I am losing sleep, however, thanks to the little man. Sleep, baby, sleep!
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