Thursday, August 2, 2012

...And I Shall Call Her Mini Me

Most husbands will never understand the goings on between a mother and child while they are at work. I say this because every night when Nick gets home, the baby is cool, calm and collected, and he can't fathom why I'm so strung out.

"What's the matter? She's not even crying."
"Not NOW she isn't. She would only nap if I was holding her, and if I happened to leave the room she'd have a nervous breakdown."
"Aw, that's cute."
"Yes. It's so cute that she hasn't let me shower in two days..."

But, really. It's not that way every day. But there are days when she only sleeps when I'm holding her and has what can only be described as Vietnam Flashbacks if I happen to leave her line of vision. However, when I finally get her to stop fighting naptime and see her little angel face sleeping, all of the frustration melts away.

I'm to the point now that I don't need to sleep whenever she sleeps anymore. Now, I look forward to naptime so that I can get things done. Like showering. Or eating. I haven't quite gotten the green light from my doctor to begin any kind of exercise regimen other than a leisurely walk with the stroller. Frankly, I've been too afraid to do any kind of lifting or twisting, anyway. The C-Section was my first surgery ever, and I'm a bit paranoid that my intenstines will come gushing out at any moment. Granted, I'm not following "the rules" 100%. I was told not to climb stairs for four to six weeks. Um. Right. Nursery is upstairs. Food is downstairs. I'll take my chances with the stairs. Besides, they aren't NEARLY as difficult to climb now that I'm no longer pregnant. Today, I actually climbed the stairs two at a time. But, to be fair, it was only because they're hideously squeaky and I had JUST gotten Alexa to sleep. Sue me.

Has anyone ever told you that you look just like your parents? Well, check this out...

This poor kid is going to look just like me. Even my mother was a little freaked out when she saw the baby for the first time. I mean, I figured she'd have some features that resembled mine, but I certainly didn't think I'd have a clone. How horrifying. My mom had always threatened that I'd have a child just like me...

Anyway, I apologize for the lack of humor and consistency in my posts. Babies really are a time suck.

Happy Thursday!

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  1. Hahahahaha I think your post was funny probably because I'm in the same boat! I especially get panicked when she starts moving in her crib after she finally goes to sleep hahahaha (and I'm pretty sure I haven't showered either....good thing I don't really leave the house huh?!)

  2. Just started reading your blog and I love it!

    Alexa is adorable, congratulations!
    And yes, she really does look like baby you :)

  3. hahhaha! Awww! I love the hilarious spin you put on the stresses of motherhood. Your baby is absolutely beautiful! Love your blog!

  4. I have 2 good news and 1 bad - the first good is that I'm your newest follower and I'm somewhat of a new mommy too!! The other good news is you aren't alone. Haha. I have totally been in your shoes and wondered why she only cried with ME?? And the bad news is that it sadly doesn't change. Not for me anyway. It's like the baby is home with you all day then daddy comes home and they're perfect!!!! I don't get it either but several moms have warned me of this and it's proven to be true time and time again. Haha. And I've heard as they get older they throw fits when it's just you and them. Then when daddy is home they're angels. Jesus help us and give mommies strength! Lol

  5. So cute! You were a pretty baby and your baby is too. You are very lucky!
    Love your blog. I am following from my new blog. Topiary Rose.


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