Anyway. Being a Mother is like being in a war zone whether you work or you don't whether you breastfeed or you don't, the first... I'd say the first 4 years are just trying to keep yourself and your child alive. As I said, I breastfed my kids, I never planned on keeping them in my bed they had their own little bassinet but I will tell you all of them ended up in my bed at some point. It was just so much easier for ME to sleep if I didn't have to get all the way awake to nurse them in the middle of the night. I'm a horrible sleeper, and a light sleeper, it doesn't take much for me to get fully awake and then my brain goes into overload. I'm sure it's going: "Holy shit she's awake, well guess what, it's time for her to do quantum physics, and schedule doctors appointments, and worry about the bills and the kids and the dog, and the car, and solve all the world's problems....that should keep her up for a while!". So they may have started out in their bassinet, but they ended up in my bed, right in the middle, wiggling and kicking and taking up space. I'm happy to say that they all now sleep in their own beds thank God.
|These are not my people but I've been in this position, borrowed(Stolen) from this blog|
I did NOT ever chew up my kids food for them and spit it in their little birdy mouths, I guess I'll have to answer for that when I hit the pearly gates. I just figured that's for birds and not for humans because Euwww.
I did of course test it w/ my own lips to make sure it wasn't too hot. I also fed them while their food was warm and then ate mine cold, or had to reheat it by the time I finally got to it. It's a wonder all Moms aren't anorexic looking but here's the secret. You get fat because you end up eating the food that your kid didn't eat on their plate. It's a shame to waste all that food so I should eat it! OR you hardly got any at all because you were so busy running around getting everything for everyone else so you eat it.
I am apparently NOT a good potty trainer because all four of them took forever, I swear I thought they would be going to school in diapers, but they all finally got it before going. Stubborn little shits! I tried everything, treats, toys, charts, stickers, fancy toilet seats, they just all had their own agenda I guess.
When I was in high school I kept saying I would never have kids, don't say that folks, cause now I have four and only 1 of them was planned. Yes I'm completely aware of how that happens, but when contraceptives fail, they fail, I tried. I never thought I would put my hands out to catch puke before it hit the floor, couch, car, etc., I never thought I would drive a little recklessly so I could get home faster and get the SCREAMING child OUT of the car(my daughter HATED riding in the car), I never thought I would have to clean kid crap off the carpet, I never thought I would find the kitten in the refrigerator, I never thought boobs could leak enough to soak you to your undewear and...I never thought I could love someone as much as I love my kids. All the crazy moments, all the nights of hardly any sleep, getting peed on, getting puked on, leaky boobs, eating cold meals, waking up w/ aches and pains because of the kids hogging the bed...it was all worth it. I have four fabulous humans that I can call mine.
Happy Mother's Day to all the Moms, the world wouldn't spin w/o us!