Sleep.

Yesterday morning when I grudgingly stumbled out of bed to retrieve Audrey from her crib, I caught a glimpse of myself in the mirror. I was wearing a really hot pair of gray sweats. A lavender maternity t-shirt with spit up stains. Oh, and Ryan's gym socks. I had black mascara all. over. my face. And my hair, my hair looked something like this. I'm pretty sure I jumped when I saw myself. Not to mention Ryan did a double take. Not the good kind of double take either. I was tempted...so tempted to post a picture of myself with big bold letters underneath that declared "MOTHER OF FIVE" . I decided to save you the grief, I would hate to offend any of you dears. Just don't show up at my door unannounced.

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  1. We can call that a reciprocal request. :)

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  2. oh dear. are you so tired that you could cry? i remember that. and i remember you saying, "it gets better" ha!
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    i also remember the day that marilyn came over and held my baby for an hour. saved my life for a bit. can i come hold oliver?
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    you should be wearing a pageant sash that says "mother of five"!!!
    love,
    lindsay

    ps. this is a favorite photo of mine. love the color and the wonder of it. it needs a frame.

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  3. Finally, you seem real to me :) I guess that's not such a good thing, but I always wondered how you did it and made everything seem so wonderful. Yes, you are a mother of five and you should be proud of it! Now go take a nap :)

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  4. I woke up looking the same way this morning. Got up, showered, dressed.....The look didn't wash off. Forget the sash..I think I need a tattoo "Mother Of Many.."

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  5. I hope you get a nap today. :) after a long hot uninterrupted shower.

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  6. I hope you get a nap today. :) after a long hot uninterrupted shower.

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  7. It's amazing how we even make it through those first few weeks with a newborn isn't it? Those are some rough days.

    Okay, the link to the Sexypeople guy...so funny! I wake up with that hairstyle every day ;)

    I was thinking about you the other day, and I thought, "Holy cow, Danyelle has 5 kids!" Then my very next thought was, "If anyone can do it, she can!" You were made for this!!

    I hope tonight brings you a few more zzz's.

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  8. And that is why I tied my tubes after four. Because four is so easy. ;) Hang in there. And I'm a smidge jealous... lol.

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  9. I can't believe you are finding the time to blog about it. Good for you.

    ps. I am not a fan of anyone coming over unannounced either.

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  10. I thought that picture was from a magazine til I realized it looks just like your room.

    Aw, come on, I saw you yesterday, you didn't look THAT bad. But I loved this post, nonetheless.

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  11. I agree with Tiffani....if anyone can do this....you can. You are an inspiration to mothers anywhere.

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  12. Yesterday I was taking pictures and so I turned the camera on myself not what I normally do and boy was I scared by what I saw... I am momma to 3 the 3rd being 3 months old and boy I look 300 years old! I am just glad my cute kids are worth it! Right?

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  13. Oh, I am having flashbacks of me after number 3, I can only imagine how bad it might be by 5. Of course, you are a wonder. And so refreshing.

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  14. Bad picture? Of you, never! That Oliver sure is a cute little guy though :)

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  15. I love you and your honest words. New babies bring such a roller coaster of emotions, it's hard but it's wonderful. It's exhausting, but it's precious.

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