Thursday, October 18, 2007

Motherhood 2.0

I know my entries here have been fewer and farther mom friends told me this would be the case. It hasn't been that I haven't had the time to post, it's that I've chosen a nap instead. Imagine that!?

But here I sit on a rainy fall day, cozy, with a peaceful co-sleeper next to me and lots on my mind.

Being a new mom in an information age, while easier because we have so much knowledge at our fingertips is actually more challenging in my opinion. After all, our mothers didn't have a ton of books, websites, blogs, opinions, etc etc and we all eventually slept through the night or survived our vaccinations without worrying what the outcome would be a few years later! As a new mom, I feel such pressure to do things "right". Right = what the latest study shows (ie. cold medicines this week!) or what a more experienced mom friend or family member advises me to do! I defintely apprecicate the latter, but have to admit am so overwhelmed by the first. For one thing, what is wrong with good old fashioned common sense?? Why do I feel like a study of this many children proves that...or what some random website says is going to be right for my child?

All that to say I think these first few weeks of being a mom I am learning to try to relax, turn off the computer, put down the books, the articles and just listen to my instincts and my daughter. We're still adjusting to one another and her to this new and crazy world. I'm sure all of you reading this are smiling...been there, done that right? Sister in law ensures me that is the case for all of us and I will continue to question my choices and actions for the rest of motherhood. Welcome to being a mom she told me last night!

Any (more) advice!? :-)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

If You Give a Mom a Muffin

If you give a mom a muffin

She'll want a strong cup of coffee to go with it, She'll make herself some.

Her three-year-old will spill the coffee She'll wipe it up.

While wiping the floor she'll find dirty socks.

She'll remember she has to do laundry.

When she puts the laundry in the washer, she'll trip over boots and bump into the box of Goodwill items.

Bumping into the Goodwill items will remind her that she has to get these boxes out of her basement and into the car.

When she puts the boxes in the car, she'll find a bag of groceries and this will remind her she has to cook dinner.

She will get out the chicken defrosting in the fridge.

She'll look for her cookbook, "101 Things To Do With Chicken"

The cookbook will be sitting under a pile of mail.

She will see the Netflix movie she's meant to send back and the phone bill, which is due tomorrow.

The checkbook will be in her purse that is being dumped out by her one-year-old.

As she bends down to rescue her purse, she'll smell something funny.

She'll change the baby's diaper.

While she is throwing away the diaper and searching for the hand sanitizer, the phone will ring.

Her three-year-old will answer and hang up.

She'll remember she wants to call a friend - not for coffee, but for a very strong drink.

Thinking of drinking will remind her that she was going to have a cup of coffee in order to stay awake for the rest of the day.

And chances are....

If she finds her cup of coffee (which she has to reheat by now), Her children will have eaten the muffin that goes with it.

Hang in there Moms!!!

Sunday, October 7, 2007

2 Weeks...

Olivia is already two weeks old tomorrow...that is hard to believe! She is still a pretty mellow baby...except when she wants to eat, she definitely lets us know she is hungry!

My mom is still here, which has been a huge help and Jen came this week too! It's been great to be surrounded by family, there will be some tough goodbyes that's for sure.