I Drank Too Much...

Love Life and Lollipops- My First Glass

Friday night Avital spent the night in Connecticut with my parents because Richie and I had my youngest brother-in-law's 21st birthday party to attend. With the free night in my hands I decided to take advantage and meet a friend for a drink before the party. One glass of champagne turned into some six and before I knew it I was beyond my limit.  I had a great time at the party and a horrible time thereafter!  I was sick all night and most of the next day and my hangover was worse than any I can remember. It's funny how I can spend so much of my time doing my best to remain as healthy as possible and all that can fly so quickly out the window with the prospect of a night out on the town.  Alcohol is highly acidic and it throws off the body's PH levels.  When the body is too acidic yeast, bacteria, and viruses thrive (ever catch a cold, get a sore throat after a night of too much drinking?).  On the flip side, when the body is more alkaline, those foreign bacteria and the such cannot survive.  Alcohol is also ridiculously dehydrating.  Plus it messes with our blood sugar levels, leaches potassium from our bodies, and attacks our stores of vitamins and minerals.  Ouch! Being a young mom means so many things, but the toughest part for me to deal with has been finding my place among my not-mom friends.  A handful of times since I got pregnant, that's meant me feeling the need to drink it up a little.  But it feels like those days may be over.  For the first time I feel like it really wasn't worth it (though it's not the first time I've overdone it!).  I wouldn't have had any less fun if I'd had three less drinks and it honestly felt silly to be so hungover and sick, a huge waste of a day. As always, there is a silver lining here!  I've realized that it's ok to feel like an old, boring mom once in a while.  Actually, it's comforting.  I remembered how amazing Richie is in how he took such good care of me.  And I've learned that I don't need or want that part of my life anymore.  I'm happy to have a couple drinks with friends over dinner or a beer on a Sunday afternoon at a local bar and that is more than enough for me.  It's actually a pretty fabulous life! So...I'm gonna take it easy for a bit.  Enjoy the slow paced life of mommyhood (although there's nothing slow about Avital these days) and appreciate what life has handed me (a get out of jail free card so to speak)! Here's a picture of my first drink of the night: Drinking too much alcohol (even organic) is horrible for the body and the blood. Here's Jonny and Me mid-party (not sure who's drunker, but it's a close race): And here I am at the end of the night (drunk as a skunk):