The way I feel about a day is often tied to my outfit. So if I stay unshowered in my pjs all day (which sometimes feels good), I sort of have a slovenly attitude about the day and do not get much done. And by the end of the day, I feel totally gross. If I get up, shower, put normal clothes on (re: no yoga pants and long sleeve T), I get a lot more accomplished. Even when I am not on maternity leave, I have felt this way. People at work say I dress up a lot and it's probably true because I feel that if I start the day looking professional, I'll be more productive at work than if I show up in jeans and a T.
I think my daughter inherited this.
Yesterday I dressed her in a zany outfit. Mostly because I have been waiting for her to fit into these fun wool pants on loan from CD and this sock monkey onesie we got from one of my colleagues. I figured, the shirt has orange in it, they sort of go together. Well, Maggie was in a crazy, fun mood all day. Thus I took 77 pictures of her (don't worry - only a fraction of them are posted below).
I know, I know - I blame the fast shutter speed of our camera ;) To quote my brother, "When do you go back to work?! That kid has to be sick of you." (Jan 3 is the official date).