Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Why are mommies so hard on other mommies?

Hello interweb!

I’ve been remiss in my blogging duties (again), but I have a good excuse! I’ve been busy raising my child, feeding, bathing, clothing, making baby food, taking care of my other child husband and not at all watching The Young and The Restless (what is up with Sharon? And Nick sleeping with Diane…ewww),  gossiping socialising with my sisters and being lazy hanging out at  my parents’ house.

So in my adventures in mommyhood so far, I've encountered judging. You know it, you’ve probably done it. I know I have.  I get it though, it’s human nature but what bugs me is the white lies or the omission. E.g. “my baby has been sleeping through the night from just a few weeks old,” and they give you that condescending look cause your kid fights the sleep. Really? I mean, there are cases where this does happen but they are not all that common.  

The Boy got a case of bronchiolitis a while ago and totally used it to play us. I’m a sucker and fell for his “I’m so sick and cute Mama, pick me up and cuddle and entertain me” act and as a result, screwed myself with the sleeping through the night deal. So we are back to sleep training. By “we,” I mean  I’ve forced my husband is taking the lead  on it (finally!) and does the whole, “go in and talk to him and let him know we haven’t abandoned him” deal. When I go in, The Boy gets too excited and wants to play and chat and doesn’t settle down to sleep. Anyway, back to my rant. Why do some mommies not tell you that they used sleep training? Why do they mislead you into thinking they have perfect angel babies who go to sleep on their own? Why, why, why? But guess what?  Your husband/life partner will sell you out the other husbands/life partners and word gets back to the mothership. Busted!

I know I’m guilty of  judging. The Boy has been good (knock on wood) so far and he’s very social so I’m going to make an effort to be less obnoxious about it. But mommies, we need to band together more. Don’t lie (intentionally or by omission) please! We need all the support we can get, especially if your husband/life partner is like your second child, and let’s face it, who doesn’t’ have one of those?...unless you do and then I say. “You’re lying!”


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Is it creepy that I never get tired of watching my son sleep?

Hello out there!

My son is probably going to hate this but I love watching him sleep. He has so much personality and it shows through even more when he’s asleep. All of those little facial expressions make me melt. They are just so cute. Sometimes, he makes a face where he looks he has the world of worries on his shoulders. The worse is when he whimpers or cries a little. It makes me want to take all of his bad dreams away. If only I could my son, if only.

The best is when he smiles and belly laughs. I wish I could know what entertains him so.  Maybe it’s the    frogs and snails and puppy-dogs' tails.


Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sleep…will we ever meet again my old friend?

I miss sleep. I miss sleeping in. I miss lying in bed with no demands and just sleeping. I relish sleep. I’m not a tea or coffee or pop drinker but I need 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep to be completely functional.

I can’t remember when I last had a good night’s sleep. It must have been when I was around 5 months ish pregnant…before the baby in my belly made me get up every hour to use the bathroom. Now the baby and a snoring husband keep me up (and my ongoing affair with Harry Potter).

These days when I put my son to bed, aside from telling him I love him and all the other mushy mom stuff I always ask him to sleep at least 8 hours. Of course, he’s his own little man and wakes up laughing and cooing in the early morning. Too early for me. He usually goes back down for a couple of hours after eating but I miss having 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep.

One day in the very, very, very distant future I guess I’ll get reacquainted with 8 hours of uninterrupted sleep. Until then, I gladly (I admit sometimes grudgingly) trade being well rested for the always a little tired but unbelieving amazing feeling of being a mom to The Boy.


Monday, October 4, 2010


So I have a new vice. Well, to be honest, I just expanded the viceness of an old vice. ..watching TV. Specifically, The Cosby Show and The Young and The Restless.

Let me explain my decline into this terrible state of TV addiction. It started when I found myself with a lot of extra breast milk (sorry for the oversharing but it's vital to the story). Anyway, I needed to pump out the extra and this usual coincided with the times that The Cosby Show and The Young and The Restless were on TV. I started watching them while I pumped to ease the boredom and to keep me from falling asleep at the pump. Don’t worry, the baby was usually safety asleep in his crib or being held by someone (usually someone I know, just kidding!).

That’s how it started and even though I don’t always have to pump anymore I’m hooked on the antics of the Huxtable family and Genoa City residents. I make sure that PVR is set to record these shows (any many others) to make sure I don’t miss anything.

My poor kid has no changes with such a delinquent TV addict mother like me.

Adieu till the next rambling,

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Listening to my son coo over the baby monitor

So I’ve been absent for a while. I’ve been busy birthing a baby and taking care of said baby. He is an absolute joy and we relish every moment with him. I am starting to feel more like my old self a bit and do miss being able to sleep in and be lazy. These days, it’s all about The Boy. Making sure he eats, poops, pees, is happy etc.

I just put him down for a nap and the little stinker is having a grand old time laughing and babbling by himself. He should fall asleep on his own soon but the sounds coming through he baby monitor are music to my ears.

Man, people said it but your life really does change once baby arrives. There is no more free time, especially for the mom. I am a little resentful sometimes that my husband can just go to work and zone us out. Even when the baby is sleeping I am still in mom mode. There’s always something baby related that needs to be done. When I go to bed, I know that I will have to wake up at some point in the early morning to feed the little munchkin.

Gone are the days of the last minute “let’s go to the xyz…” There is more planning involved. Making sure his diaper bag is always ready to go. Making sure we put the stroller in whichever car we are taking. Making sure we are not going to interrupt a nap/feeding time. He is a really good baby though (knock on wood). He sleeps in the car or stroller and I don’t have issues with breastfeeding him in public, although I do prefer some privacy if possible.

Overall, the past few months have been amazingly frustrating but have been the happiest of our lives. The Boy has completed our little family. Here’s a little ditty I wrote about it (sorry if it’s a little cheesy).

Our Little Family

We found each other and were as happy as can be
Then our little family grew from two to three
You came into our lives and touched us with love
A precious gift from heaven above
9 months of anticipation and joy
Gave us this beautiful Baby Boy

More Mom stores to come,

Friday, April 16, 2010

52, 41, 29

52 days until my due date. 41 days until my last day at work. 29 out of the 41 days are work days…not that I’m counting down or anything.

At my doctor’s appointment today, I found out that the baby is in the correct position for birth (he/she better not decide to come out early, I’m not ready!). Baby is right on track for size etc. He/she was rated 8 out of 8 at the ultrasound. So sad that my baby is already being graded before it is even born. C’est la vie I guess!

I’m just about ready to pack it in at work but I just have to power trough a few more weeks. It is getting harder and harder to get out of bed in the mornings. The commute seems longer and longer. But soon, I will meet my little kicker. So excited!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Third trimester thrills!

I’m officially in my third trimester and could not be more excited. I feel like the due date is within reach. I cannot wait to meet my little Bump. The Bump has been getting bigger and I’m starting to feel some strong movements.

My nesting has kicked into full gear but it is manifesting itself in the form of cooking and baking instead of the urge to clean everything. The downside is that I usually bake things I like so I end up eating too much :). I do want to get organized and have made a long list of “projects” for my husband.

I am really looking forward to being away from my job. I’m taking a week or two off before the due date so I’m counting down to that to. I will miss my work friends but there are so many other things I will not miss, especially the over-used phrases. I will not miss hearing “Load their lips,” “I don’t want to micro-manage…but.” Just a small sampling of the pearls of wisdom I’m bombarded with. I definitely will not miss the “Velvet Tyrant” as I’ve dubbed my micromanager. Coating barbs and overbearing behaviour in fake niceness doesn’t fool me!

89 days until The Bump is due, 78 more days until I go on leave and 51 more work days for me! Woohoo!!!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Just over 3 months to go!

I haven’t posted recently because I promised myself that I would only post something positive, but work is still bringing me down and the micromanager is making me miserable. I will rise above it. I have entered the last week of my second trimester. Next week I will be the final trimester and on my way to the home stretch to Mommy hood. Baby is on his/her way! I cannot wait to hold my baby!

Only 96 days until my due date!!!

Friday, January 22, 2010

The Elusive Pie Shop

Why are pie shops so hard to find? I love pie. I could always have birthday pie instead of birthday cake. Nothing beats a good slice of pie but I can never find a place that has a good variety of pie. If I was independently wealthy, I would open a pie shop. I would of course hire extremely competent people to run it since I would be too busy having lunch and working out with my trainer and shopping (might as well enjoy the wealth right). In that dream, I could have whatever kind of pie I wanted whenever I wanted…pumpkin, pecan, strawberry rhubarb, blueberry, cherry, apple…yum

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Halfway there!

I’m now 20 weeks pregnant, halfway there. According to the many pregnancy blogs, the majority of pregnant women have felt their baby move at this point. I have not. I’m trying not to freak out but the anticipation is driving me nuts. I want to feel those “butterfly flutters.”

Maybe my baby is just chilling out in there. Maybe it’s a sign that I will have a mellow baby.

Anxiously waiting on a kick or something…

Monday, January 18, 2010

140 Days to go!

140 days until my due date. We are very excited. I am feeling a little overwhelmed, I feel like there is so much to do! I can’t manage to keep my house tidy and clean now, how am I going to do it when I have a baby? I think I need to get better organised.

I know that in June our lives will change completely. We will have a new set of priorities. The baby becomes number 1, clean house be damned!

Excited Mom to be!