Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Adjectives

While pregnant, I spent a lot of time thinking about names. I poured through baby name books and spent hours searching online. Even after Jim's birth, my mind kept mulling over various names, origins, and meanings.
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Then one night, while running on fumes and nursing my baby, I had the funniest thought. I thought I should change my name to fit my moods. Like the Smurfs and Dwarfs had done before me, I would change my name to an Adjective! Unlike those fictional characters, my moods are more dynamic and change over time. That meant that I would need to change my name at least once a day, probably more!
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Here are some names that would have been appropriate for me during the last two months:
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Sleepy ~ five hours of sleep doesn't cut it, especially the five hours is broken into two or three segments. Sure...2 + 2 + 1 = 5, but it's just not as restorative as a solid five.
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Grumpy ~ sleep deprivation following a drastic weight loss can wreak havoc on one's patience
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Weepy ~ sleep deprivation following a drastic weight loss can also wreak havoc on one's emotions
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Happy ~ my Baby Boy is a smiling maniac! he has been smiling since day one and started laughing at two weeks. it's hard to stay grumpy or weepy with the dear boy smiling at me.
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Dopey ~ sleep deprivation turns my brain to mush and renders my speech incomprehensible. luckily Hubby understood my mixed up vocabulary and weird hand gestures.
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PigPen ~ there were many days wherein I used my allotted shower time to take a nap instead. my soft bed was so tempting. I decided sleep was more important than general cleanliness. (this name is from Peanuts)
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Sneezy ~ a change in the weather kicked my allergies into high gear. nursing prevented me from taking certain medications.
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Hefty ~ this one totally applies! honest, it does! it requires a lot of muscle to take care of a newborn plus parent my four children plus two foster kids. I used both physical strength and mental strength.
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Clumsy ~ fortunately, I only bonked my toes and elbows and never the baby. Phew!
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Greedy ~ I was starving after giving birth and starving for eight weeks afterwards. I have been eating anything and everything. whatever I can get my hands on. food, glorious food!
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Slouchy ~ nine months of pregnancy bending my spine caused me to lose an inch off my height. sheesh! between visits to a chiropractor and massages from Hubby after birth I regained the inch, but an quickly losing it again due to my hunched stance while rocking, nursing, and holding the Baby Boy.

2 comments:

Christina said...

You can add funny to that list 'cause you just made me laugh! I remember feeling many of those things after having babies. The good thing is that the not so fun ones are mostly temporary. Hope you start getting more sleep soon!

Lisa and Troy Love said...

Great post! You are so creative!