Thursday, August 30, 2007

Enjoy It

I can be a complainer. Oh yes I can. I can sit and complain ALL-DAY-LONG. But should I?

I have been reading a lot of Mommy blogs. A lot of posts to which I agree that yes, indeed, motherhood is NOT easy. It never will be. Once motherhood becomes easy, I think we will have to come up with a new word with a whole new different meaning. For some people the quest to being a mother in the first place is where all the hardship begins. For some, it is during the pregnancy itself. But for all of us, as soon as the child is born so begins our journey.

The sore feeling after you have just given birth. Breastfeeding. The sleepless nights. The cough or the colds or the fever. Diaper changing. A trip to the mall. A 5 day family trip. Gas pains. Unexplainable crying. The carrying of the baby - who is as heavy as a solid rock or a sack of potatoes.

I love being a Mom. Yes I do. I love it. I love the baby smell. The soft skin. The milestones. The dressing up. The cuddling. Conversations with a 5 year old. His wit. The school programs. The art work.

But it will happen faster than I can imagine. Soon I will be a graduate. And will I miss it? Yes I will. Every second of it. I will miss the stinky poo. The heavy large baby. I will miss the drool. I will look for the sleepless nights. I will miss it.

But I do not want to think about it just yet. I will enjoy every single minute of it.

Even if last night I was sleeping very lightly from 12-4am because Dash was very restless and could not get into comfortable deep sleep. Because me, his great Mom thinking he was a big boy now failed to realize that he poo'd and needed a diaper change in the middle of the night. Because the last time I changed a dirty nappy in the middle of the night was 12 months ago.

Oh I will miss those moments.


JohnnyO said...

I have a lot of respect for you ladies and mothers trying to balance motherhood along with the physical and emotional aches and pains of life. Much more powerful than us men, thats for sure - LOL. - JohnnyO

malou said...

I will testify to that.Me too i missed all the baby stuff mostly smelling the breath of a baby i like that smell.I am happy for you dear.....Take care....

myminivanisfasterthanyours said...

SUCH a nice post. My youngest is turning two next month and I just want to cry. Excited about the future, but still so sad for what is behind us.

Jennboree said...

As excited I am about Bella starting school tomorrow and Ava walking all over the freakin place, I miss their babyness.

Nature has a funny way of making us want more babies, forgetting or glossing over alot of what it is like to have an infant! The world wouldn't keep going otherwise :)

Chrissy said...

Hey Louann!
As always, that was a great post! I wish I could be going through all those good times and not so easy times in raising babies...but hubby and I haven't started our family yet. Hopefully soooooon!

You're such a wonderful mom and your love for your kids just shines through in every post on your blog.


mommyness said...

hi lou! i totally agree with you. this is another well-written post and very touching. a few days ago hubby also remarked about vito "he grows so fast. a few months ago all he wanted was to be held and carried wherever i go. now he's learning about independence."

Allie said...

Thanks so much for your comment! I've added you to my blogroll and will be back. Nice to meet you! :)

Sophiagurl said...

this is sooo true. For all it's aches and pains, frustration and juggling act...we love it, it's what makes us want to wake up each morning and it's what makes us want to be a better person....Motherhood.

God bless you!