Friday, May 27, 2011

Typical 2

Since I last posted, just a couple days ago, I've been thinking a lot about me becoming that stereotype of a Mom.  I didn't really like it.  But, after more consideration I decided it's just because that is what consumes my life.  I wake up at 6 or 7 every day and if you ask anyone who knows me, that is not something I would EVER do before I had a child.  I spend my days wiping, changing, holding, rocking, tickling, FEEDING, and singing the few children's songs that I know.  And, some days I am a little frustrated (not gonna lie).  Mostly with the communication barrier we have between us.  Harper doesn't really cry too often but when he does I wish he could just tell me what the problem is, it would be much easier to fix.  He has been teething lately so the whining has increased some and he doesn't sleep as sound as usual.  I hope it ends soon because I am more accustomed to my happy baby.  

I've always heard of those Moms who talk to their husband in a baby voice when they get home from work.  Well, I haven't gone as far as that yet but I feel it's very close.  Johnny has been working NON-STOP the past month or so and so the few hours that he is home it is nice to have a real adult conversation (well, if he isn't too absorbed into his phone haha).  I am so happy he enjoys his work.  I don't think he's ever come home upset or unhappy.  

So, back to what I was saying.  I have changed.  There are things I wouldn't have ever done before that I am doing now.  My life has re-arranged and I am happy that it has.  My family is small but it has all of my attention.  Conversation may be a little boring with me, sorry, just a new phase of life that has frankly opened my eyes to a bigger world.  Kind of ironic.  I don't think until you are blessed with a child do you really fully understand why parents are the way they are, or why "typical" isn't so bad - at least, I didn't.


vanessa said...

One of my "fellow" mom friends was bragging a while ago about how she is "the only one who hasn't changed" since she's had a baby, implying that allowing a baby to change your routine is a sign of weakness or failure or whatever. but I totally disagree with that- Babies are supposed to change us in many ways and it's all good change. I agree with you and I think being consumed with Harper is normal and healthy, so don't ever change! Happy 6 months Harper!!

Mike and Chelsey said...

i love this post. I'm glad you have hopped on the mommy train!

Dan n' Josie said...

I love this post too!!!! It is so true, your whole life becomes your kids, but it is the best thing ever! I love being a mom.!

Baby Boy

Baby Boy