Wednesday, January 2, 2013

an ode to mommyhood

You know you're a mom when...

-you put your child down early to nap/bed just so you can have a few minutes alone
-you decide to run an errand just so your child can stay in one place for a few minutes while you drive
-you forget how long it's been since you washed your hair--but you've probably set a new record (don't ask!)
-you think, "My kid is taking a beautiful, quiet nap" and then you realize you just forgot to turn on the monitor
-you eat lunch while you and your child are sitting peacefully in a parked car
-you get very excited when you realize one of the books you've been reading for months to your baby has some pages that stuck together... new material you haven't yet seen!
-you realize that Ritz crackers are an excellent time saver for a screaming, hungry baby and an almost cooked dinner
-you do much of life with one arm... because the baby is in the other one

Other random thoughts...
-The best $100 I spent on baby materials was on cloth diapers. I've had some ups and downs with them, but overall, I'm very happy with the investment!
-The best mommy trick I know (at this time) is when your baby has a runny nose, take them to the sink, get your hand wet and wipe the snot away from outside and inside the nose. Keeps the snot away a little longer. Pleasant, huh?

That's all for now... I'm sure more mommy posts will come in the future!

**This post is in honor of a few people who recently had miscarriages early on in their pregnancies. I hate hearing about miscarriages, and I wish all babies could stay here on earth with us. I've also come to learn that there is a special honor in knowing you have a baby safely tucked away in heaven. It puts life in a different perspective. I guarantee that angel babies have a much greater impact on earth than you might imagine given they only stayed a few weeks or a few months in the womb. Special blessings, hugs, peace, and love to all families with angel babies, recent or not.

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