Friday, February 1, 2008


So when do you magically become a an expert on motherhood? I can now see the first baby is a trial run. After 9 months I have worried about things that don't need to be worried about, I have not worried about things I should be worried about, I have bought things I don't really need, and I have had stupid mom moments that I vowed that I would never do yet it happened and it scared me to pieces. At the end of the day I'm tired and exhausted and don't want to take care of him anymore and I would like some grown up talk so I gratefully hand him over to dad where then he starts laughing and smiling and instinctly I want him back again so weird. On a another note on motherhood this age is awful age because when they are sick they can't tell you where it hurts or if it hurts (Josh doesn't get fussy when he is sick) you just get to guess what is going on by outside signs their body gives off and then you just feel terrible for them and you try your best to make them feel better. I think hugs are not just to make them feel better but it helps mom too. On my last note I hate colds and ear infections and omnicef (I think I spelled it right)


Kate said...

I totally hear where you're coming from. I hate giving Lillie medicine unless I know for SURE she needs it. And then again, you never really know for sure.

Erin told me Josh was sick again with a nasty ear infection and a really bad cough! I'm so sorry!! Let me know if you guys need anything!!!

Jessica G. said...

The Boy has the croup and absolutely refuses to stay still long enough to rest. It's really annoying!

Q used to get pouty that the kids would rather go to me than to him...until it's the middle of the night and it's me they want so he gets to stay in bed.

Jen said...

For that reason I'm making sure Josh learns Dada before Mama so when he wants something in the middle of the night he will know how to say Dada.

Jessica G. said...

Jen...I tagged you on my blog! Come take a look.

Michelle said...

Yeah, you never get the hang of the motherhood thing. It's fly by the seat of your pants. You think you got it down with the first one, then the second comes along and it's completely different. But the good news is that you get more relaxed with the later kids. I used to be so rigid with Nora, about everything, and with Layni, it's like, "eh... whatever". She survived and I'm less stressed so I guess it's OK.

Gotta go, Nora says she's sticky.