In an effort to celebrate motherhood, I am featuring anyone willing to write about their life as a mom, it can be to inspire others, a great story to share, the ups and downs of being a mom, anything you’d like to share.
This is a post by guest blogger, Jody Tomann from Life as a new mama. You can find more from Jody on her Life as a new mama FACEBOOK page.
I know I should be thankful for everything I have. But today, I am crabby, stressed out, and feel like crying. My husband has been out of town for over a week and I feel like I am at my whits end. As I was loading the fireplace up with wood for the night, I burned my hand. And after the pain finally went away, I watched the Notebook on tv and stayed up too late. I am 7 months pregnant and feeling extremely emotional and missing my family in another state, missing my husband and trying to balance this busy life. This is a movie you should never watch while pregnant, it just makes you cry more and miss your husband. Then my 17 month old daughter decided that she doesn’t want to sleep anymore during the night. I’m up every two hours trying to get her to go to sleep. Early this morning at 4:30am my daughter decided to wake up and “play” in her crib. I woke up hearing her on the monitor and I watched her to make sure she didn’t need anything. After 45 minutes she was hollering and I got up to go see her. When I walked in I noticed her pants were off and she took off her diaper. Needless to say, I picked up a turd and changed her sheets. After about an hour she went back to sleep, then my alarm went off and I got up to shower and get ready for the play date we had today. Only to find out that the others could not come anymore. At least I was ready for the day and I got to shower by myself for once. After my daughter got up she was moody and crabby and I could not wait for her nap. After I put her down, I was making a large pan of French toast cupcakes to bring to our MOPS meeting tomorrow. During this process, I dropped the bowl of ingredients that contained 12 eggs, 5 cups of milk, 2 cups of sugar and it flung all over my fridge and floor. All I could do was sit on the floor and I could feel my eyes well up.
Today is not my day and it’s only noon.
Can you relate? Moms, we are in this together, right?