Tuesday, December 27, 2011
Monday, October 3, 2011
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Hi all! Before I impart my wisdom - let's get the cuteness out of the way - shall we?
Today I want to talk about priorities and when and how they might shift. Last week showed me that my life slants in a totally different direction these days..There were two days that I had to choose between doing something that I wanted to do and something that would benefit Baby C - both times - I picked what would benefit my son. I put aside what I wanted to do...This is the quintessential parental role - Yes? Chose your child's needs before your own.
I waited a long time to get married and even longer to become a mom. And yes- I will brag for a minute - I'm darn good at it..Part of the reason why that is- is that I have lived alot..I have traveled, I have gone out to parties and bars- I have slept till noon - I have danced until dawn - I have stayed in my jammies all day watching movies..There isn't alot that I didn't want to do that I didn't do..
So - the point here is that this major shirt in priorities for me is ok - it is fine for me to miss a concert or a night out in order to do things that will benefit Baby C..Because to sound cliche - "Been there - Done that" - so I don't mind..I can't imagine becoming a mom before I was able to experience so much life - I think I would be resentful of my baby.
Now - don't get me wrong - I do still crave my alone time and my time out with the girls and I am still able to have both..Not with as much frequency and with way more planning. But when I go into Baby C's room in the morning and he is standing in his crib smiling and so excited to see me - it is all SO worth it..
Posted by cw at 11:05 AM
Monday, July 18, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
You must remember this, a kiss is just a kiss, a sigh is just a sigh...The sentimental things apply as time goes by..." Que sappy music..
Well, Baby C will be 9 months old this weekend. He is growing so fast that sometimes I feel like I can't catch my breath..When he was a just a tiny newborn, everyone told me that I should enjoy every moment because it goes by SO fast. In my new mommy hood sleep deprived state, I didn't quite understand, or to be honest, believe them. I was knee deep in dirty diapers and had a newborn who was colicky and would scream for hours on end. To me, the only thing that was going by quickly was my hearing loss.
I find myself just staring at my child. How did this happen, how did my screaming puddle of goo turn into a crawling, babbling, solid food eating baby? I am a little sad about it. Not that I want to go back to him as a newborn, but I wish I could hit pause and smell his head a little bit longer or rock him to sleep for a little longer. Some nights, after he has fallen asleep in my arms, I continue to hold him. It helps with the feeling that he is slipping away.
The fact that he is growing and thriving and hitting all of his milestones makes me proud and thankful. But can't he do it a little slower? My little man is changing and growing. I suppose it wont be long until he walks and says actual words..I can wait - right now, I will enjoy the musical babbling and the "uh oh's"..
Posted by cw at 2:03 PM