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My New Year's Resolutions

Ok, so I'm very late. I wrote this back in January, but of course I couldn't post it because at the time the baby was still a state secret. Better late than never, right? Reading over this now I think it is unspeakably sappy and I'm worried you will lose all respect for me, but I've decided to live on the edge and post it anyway. So here, in no particular order, is my list of Holy Crap I'm Going to be a Mother New Year's Resolutions.

I resolve to get very fat. I resolve not to care about how fat I am. I resolve to paint a face on my hugely fat belly and laugh about it rather than worrying about it.

I resolve to relax a little, to focus on the big things and not on everything, to cut everyone a little more slack, including myself.

I resolve to let go of grudges. I resolve to address the ones that need to be addressed and forget the ones that only cause me pain.

I resolve to either forgive with my whole heart and spirit, or forget and move on.

I resolve to sing more. I resolve to not care who hears me or what they think. I resolve to make myself comfortable singing to or with my child wherever we happen to be and whoever we happen to be with.

I resolve to be a less aggressive driver.

I resolve to do a better job of showing my husband how much I love, respect, and admire him.

I resolve to be the same kind of parent to my child that my parents were to me. I resolve that no matter what else may happen, my child will never doubt my love.

I resolve to be a good mother and a good wife and to hold those priorities above all others.

I resolve to have a hell of a lot of fun.

Comments (14)

Ok,ok,ok. I resolve then not to bitch about getting fat (just to you though)

I must say, that's a great list. If you can follow through on all those "I resolves", you should have a wonderful year. And even if you don't, it wouldn't surprise me that you have a wonderful year.

Please start off with having a great evening.

I love that last resolution. I hope you can hang on to it :)

I like the last one best!

What a great list! And def, allow yourself to get fat, but just not too fat cause of that pregnancy diabetes thing. And singing to your little one, they love that! Even when they're six and trying to fall asleep. It's comforting and babies love the sound of their mommy's voice since they hear it all the time while still in the tummy. Really, I'm happy for you and Chris. This is truly a magical time in your lives. :)

I think you've covered quite a few bases. And not too sappy. Good luck and resolve away!

You sound like a person who's getting her priorities straight. That was so sweet that I'm seriously close to crying.

Singing with my kid is one of the best things I do for her or for myself. When Charlotte was about seven (maybe six)she sung Beethoven's "Ode to Joy" to me. Only with barnyard noises. "Moo, moo, moo moomoomoomoo Moo. Moo,Moo,Moo,Moo. Moo. MOOMOO!!!"

You can't buy stuff like that. Nothing even comes close. I'm gonna go kiss her face right now.

Make sure you truly don't worry about getting fat. I ate too many salads (with hard boiled egg for protein) during my third pregnancy, and I wished later that I had had a milkshake every week instead and a bigger baby. He wasn't too small-- but smaller than his brothers, and so I was pissed at myself.

just stay healthy and safe and enjoy yourself! baby bellies are sexy. i can't wait to have children and be able to feel that pregnancy glow. oh, and have chris give you feet massages and bring you chocolate in bed. :) hehe

Yeah, you that one about the singing? I also resolved to be that way. And I am. But sometimes people say FOR THE LOVE OF GOD WOMAN SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP- So you might want to keep that in mind.

I love your list.

I really like this one:
"I resolve to sing more. I resolve to not care who hears me or what they think. I resolve to make myself comfortable singing to or with my child wherever we happen to be and whoever we happen to be with."

Yup. I had to learn to not be concious of sounding like a fool singing "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" to my infants at work. LOL

I'm sure you won't have a problem with that.
Your baby is gonna be lucky.
HAving a Singing Mom and a Daddy who plays Guitar.

I read somewhere that you shouldn't worry about having a good singing voice - babies actually listen more when you sing off key. That is *very* good news in my case.

Love your resolutions!

Interesting on the salad thing, Jenorama. I am trying not to gain 45 lbs this time as I did with my other two. The first was a perfect size. The second I ate a high-protein diet to strengthen my uterus as I was taking Bradley Birth classes. Poor little MG was born 9 lbs 12 oz. She was HUGE! Trying to avoid that this time, so I'm laying off the excessive amts of protein.

I love your list! What a lucky baby...


If I have not said it before I am so fabulously happy for you both! And your New Year's Resolutions sound right on. I love that you are embracing the changes your body will make for the baby rather than dreading them.

You know you WILL have to post the photo of the face painted on your belly!

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