Monday, February 28, 2011

Reflections on Motherhood (In No Particular Order)

  1. Having a second child is a gift I give myself: I am less stressed, more knowledgeable, less strapped for cash, and more flexible than the first time around. I publicly apologize to my first born. We were crazy young people when you were born. We didn't know.
  2. Breast feeding is the single most isolating thing I can think of doing. And as my sister so ironically pointed out, you're with someone the entire time. For a women who struggles with depression anyway, it was a poor choice. I LOVE bottle feeding. And I enjoy the time with my little man all the more for it.
  3. I am a baby-wearer; no doubt about it.
  4. Bed rest is not for the faint of heart. It can break you. Fortunately I have Netflix and Facebook and a new iPhone. I survived. ::Roar!::
  5. There really is an app for that.
  6. I still feel the need to do it all myself. Big surprise. Letting others help has been a learning experience. I shall be happy when I can, in fact, do it all myself. Even if it is an illusion.
  7. Having a baby in February is not too bad, especially when you can get to the hospital without incident. The weather has been crap, but who cares? We can't go outside anyway. And there won't be any pressure to have a backyard birthday party as he gets older.
  8. My children make me a better person.


Monica said...

I love it that you are lovin' your little man:) Enjoy these precious days. I know I miss them and wish I would have savored them a little bit more.

Michelle said...

Lovely post and precious photo. I love that you're so in love with your little man. Babies are a delight. I miss mine being little so very much. I feel as though it were just yesterday that they were tiny little things. Then, I blinked, and they are grown. I know that I missed some things in the frenzied pace of our lives, when our boys were little. Makes me sad that I didn't sit and soak it in more. I can relate to No. 2, 3, 6, 7 and 8. Completely!