Being a mother is the most difficult thing I've ever done.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Hands down.

Being at the disposal of another human being 24/7 is trying. It takes away your sense of self. You become a person you don't recognize. While pregnant and after giving birth to Clara, I had to mourn the loss of the self I knew. I would never be the same person again. I had to go through the loss and understand it in order to have appreciation for the mother I have become.

At times, I feel like I'm babysitting. It's daunting to realize that this little, teeny tiny person is my sole responsibility.

There are days that I just wanna say, "no thanks". I don't want to do the mommy thing today. I want to sleep late, hang out with my sorority sisters, leave stuff on the floor and not deal with poop. I don't think that makes me a bad mother. But definitely a wistful one.

I've learned to take breaks, although I'm not always the best at it. Taking time for yourself is important. Don't be mad, but I'm gonna brag for a minute here.

I have the best baby in the world. There is nothing she doesn't like (car seat, nap time, bath time, play time, etc.). She's always happy. She smiles socially (to get attention, of course). She never had issues eating. She's been sleeping through the night since she was a month old. Even when she's sick, you could barely tell. She's just a little quiet and cuddly.

All other mothers, please forgive me. I don't take it for granted. I thank Clara ever morning when I get up for letting me sleep.

I guess what I'm getting at is that even if you have the best baby, being a mother is the hardest job I've ever done. But if it makes you feel any better, she'll probably go through some pretty wicked terrible twos.

Also, I'm terribly sorry for the lack of attention to the blog. We've been very busy. The good kind of busy. Things in my life right now are fantastic. Hopefully I'll be able to post an update soon here.

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1 comment:

Aromahothugs said...

the most beautiful thing as well, being a mother.

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