It is my second mothers day and I feel a bit sentimental (it might just be the exhaustion though... who really knows?)! I got the idea for this post from one of my favorite blogs to read... Nat the fat Rat. She wrote about what it meant to be Henry (her son)`s mother, and I thought it was so sweet.
So here goes.
Being Aiden`s mother means knowing when he is grumpy and just wants to chill out in the Ergo until he gets tired enough to go to sleep. It means knowing that process may take hours, and hours and hours!
Being Aiden`s mother means knowing when he will (and won`t) eat baby food. Some days he just prefers to eat what the adults are eating.. or play with what they are eating!
Being Aiden`s mother means knowing that strawberries are his absolute favorite food in the whole world, and anyone who thinks they can finish their own bowl of strawberries with Aiden around is sorely mistaken! It also means watching him carefully because he tends to stick ALL the strawberries in his mouth at once, because they are just too delicious to leave in the bowl!!
Being Aiden`s mother means waiting until he is good and ready to sit in the car seat (or stroller) before he will let anyone strap him in.
Being Aiden`s mother means finding something to distract him during the dreaded diaper change. He does have a favorite `something` to play with when his pants are down, but that can get a bit messy, so real toys are much better!
Being Aiden`s mother means I get to crack up laughing at least 10 times every day. Who knew 1 year olds had such crazy senses of humor!
Being Aiden`s mother means knowing (and accepting) we probably won't get to the STTN (sleep through the night) stage anytime in the foreseeable future.
Being Aiden`s mother means that although I am exhausted, stressed, nervous and frazzled most of the time, I wouldn't change it for the world. I am a lucky mummy!