Saturday, November 17, 2007


BARO- What's that you might be thinking? Oh you have never heard of Before Alex Roger OwYoung? Let me explain....
It's 2 am and I have just finished feeding Alex when I hear one of our neighbors pulling into their garage. My first thought was "man do you know what time it is" then I stopped myself when I realized that before Alex was born Jason and I would often be up until 2 or 3 in the morning. This got me thinking what else happened BARO...

# 1 Sleep- yup I would go to bed and sleep the whole night through. It was fabulous!

# 2 Staying up late, sleeping in late-I remember getting up when I wanted to on a Saturday morning often late.

# 3 Spontaneous adventures out- you know going to get ice cream, rent a movie, go for a ride, whatever it was, there was never any planning we would just hop in the car and go.

#4 Clean clothes- no poop, pee or puke on my clothes. I would wear one outfit a day.

#5 Date night- Jason and I would go to dinner or hit a movie. We did our own thing whenever we wanted.

#6- Eating what I wanted, when I wanted to- I never had to think how will this Dt. Coke at 10 pm affect Alex. Will these beans give him gas?

Now don't get me wrong there are other BARO things too like...

Less Giggles- I don't remember hearing as much laughter at our house before Alex was born.

Less Pictures- Before Alex was here I didn't care as much about capturing the day to day events in our life.

Less Gratitude- This Thanksgiving more than ever I have so much to be grateful for.

Less Joy in the small things-We are thrilled to watch Alex roll over, laugh, blow raspberries, eating cereal, sleep, smile, jump, and even cry. Each first, each small thing is a huge deal at our house.
So BARO has it's pro's but after 6 months of AARO I wouldn't have it any other way. We love you Miser!!

Alex in one of my favorite outfits, I love the layered look!


Janea said...

I love how you can miss the "old" life but still find ways that make the "new" life better and you forget that you ever had an "old" life, before the little ones.