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Bright Moments

14 May 08

Okay, I guess I missed my window for posting on the 14th. Oops! I haven’t gone to bed yet though, so for me this still feels like Thursday hasn’t started yet.

So far this has been a really challenging week for me. Bridget is teething (poor little punkin), and wants to be held pretty much every waking minute, although sometimes she’ll play/chew on her toys for 5 minutes or so while I scramble to wash dishes or move clothes from the washer to the dryer. Sometimes as much as 10, but then she’ll fuss to be picked up. I am ashamed to say that several times I have actually gotten frustrated with her (as if she could help it). It does give me much more compassion for those moms who aren’t blessed with generally happy babies (which Bridget mostly is, even when her mouth is hurting).

Today I went for a quick trip to the grocery store. She was in a great mood, with a full belly and a recent nap. As we walked around the store every once in awhile I would focus my attention on her, talking baby talk to her and blowing gently on her face (something we’ve recently discovered that Bridget thinks is hilarious). She loved it, and even in the checkout line, when she was beginning to get fed up with the outing and I wasn’t able to focus on her as much, she entertained everyone in line behind me by making herself cough and then laughing! What a little goof.

I need to focus more on the bright times like that rather than the dishes that pile up, or the gobs of other stuff that I can’t do because being a mommy comes first, and the dirt that is piled up all over our floor won’t be hurt by me ignoring it for another day. Overall, those bright moments drastically outweigh (and probably even outnumber) the other not so fun moments. I wonder what I can do to help myself not to get all hung up on the rough patches…

Another great thing I’ve been doing (in the evenings after B goes to sleep) is work on the bag for Brian that I mentioned the other day. Doing this has also contributed to other work not getting done, so I can’t really blame Bridget for all of that :u) I’m pretty much done with the bag, except for lengthening the shoulder strap for Brian. Yay! I love that feeling of having finished something that won’t undo itself in the next 8 hours!

So I guess, even though it’s been a tough week so far, it really hasn’t been as bad as I made myself think. Go, perspective (and thank you once again, Blog)!

I’ll take pictures tomorrow (along with more websites – see yesterday’s post) so you can see the results of the bag for yourself. For now, Good Night, All!

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  1. I think you are asking an age old question with which most mamas struggle. I know I do. And adding to it, is the fact that we are creative and enjoy our own projects apart of motherhood and housework. I always struggle with “Should I work on my stuff or on the house?” Usually the house wins b/c of guilt, but I’m always more happy when the projects win. For me, using a sling is a TREMENDOUS help. I can do the housework AND hold the baby. My Ergo is a LIFESAVER because I can wear Leah on my back and she is HAPPY. :)

    Rebekah Mathis    May 15, 12:43 PM    #
  2. Rebekah – after seeing how much you guys love your Ergo when you visited, we ordered one last week – it should be getting here soon (hopefully B likes it more than she likes the sling!) Thanks for the recommendation – everything helps!!!

    Anna W    May 15, 06:02 PM    #
  3. Best of luck with the Ergo. Leah started doing awesome in it around 6 months. Which one did you order? I have the Black/Retro one.

    Rebekah Mathis    May 15, 08:48 PM    #
  4. Hmmm – I don’t know what the name is. Brian ordered it – he said he bought the black one with green trim.

    Anna W    May 15, 11:34 PM    #
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