- I said I would never be a stay at home mom. That changed as soon as we heard a heartbeat on the ultrasound.
- I said I would have a natural birth like my mom did. That changed when we learned that I was literally growing a watermelon, and not one of those small perfectly round seedless watermelons-we're talking a Texas State Fair watermelon.
- I said I wouldn't have my baby as my Facebook profile picture. That statement remained true for about 10 hours until I had access to a laptop and my camera's memory card.
- I said that I would only nurse my baby and never use formula. That changed when my milk didn't come in until day 5 and my baby needed more nutrients than what I could give. Baby trumps Pride every time.
But ya know what? I also said that I would struggle with post-pardom depression based on my previous battles with depression, anxiety, and self-harm for so many years. To my surprise, the hormones get to me in the form of giggle fits and crying at beautiful moments.
Basically, I said I would do one thing and I either changed my mind about it or I was wrong with my prediction. At the end of the day, I have a beautiful baby with my beautiful husband and I am happy. :) Very happy.
And by the way, I'm officially under 200lbs!! I've lost 20 pounds in a week! (It helps to have a 10 pound baby in the first place.) Now I only have about 30 more to lose. I'm really looking forward to working out again.