A. I was not born with my mother's natural organizing skills. It has always been, and still is, a struggle for me to stay organized. I don't know why.
B. Some of the 'before' picture areas weren't always THAT bad. I did try. But, here's what happened...
1. Pregnancy. Yep, in late summer of 2010 and at 38 years of age, I found out we were expecting our third child...Sunshine. And for me, that means 6months minimum of at least a moderate-not mild-moderate level of all-day-long morning sickness. This round had the extra perks of a constant headache, often turning into an immobilizing migraine. Somewhere around the 34 or 35 week point, I was put on bed rest because of early labor contractions. You better believe no organizing happened during that whole time.
|This was all I was allowed to do at Sweet Pea's birthday party.|
|For Easter, I decorated the walker with bows...oh, yes I did!|
3. After little Sunshine was born in late April 2011, I had increasing pain in my left knee and it kept trying to pop out of place. It had been hurting for a while, but when I fell, obviously my left leg overcompensated a lot to make up for the weak left ankle. I think that just caused further damage in my knee, which resulted in surgery that October and physical therapy for several weeks after that. You guessed it...still no organizing.
|Sunshine on her birth day.|
So, when you see some of the pictures I managed to remember to take in the 'before' stages, I say...don't judge me, please. Just look at the 'after' and realize how much I'm smiling now.