Thursday, February 7, 2013

Croupy, Poopy, Barfy

Being a new mom I have gone through a variety of emotions. But hey! I never had the emotional breakdowns that people said would come with motherhood. Wahoo, crisis averted. But I have had quiet cries in the showers or crying when the baby cries :) As I was feeding my baby today feeling sorry for myself I realized that I wasn't doing myself any good by feeling bad about my back, my slow healing tear, how terrifying pooping is! {TMI? well good thing nobody really reads this right??} Even more I spend all day with Daniel now and I would hate for my negativity to rub off on him! I have been a complainer in the past {see previous posts} and always decided I wanted to change. But now I really do need to change. I don't want this little guy to get an ounce of my negativity! So I have decided I am slowly going to start making changes.

1. Every time I breastfeed I am going to think of 10 things I am grateful for and say them outloud
2. I am going to print out these quotes and put them around my bathroom mirror and really take them to heart.
3. Try to enjoy the ride a little more! Everybody says they miss when there kids were babies right? Well mine still is, so I am going to try and enjoy it.

I will say though that I am starting to see a change. Once I came to accept the fact that taking care of Danny really is my only job things became easier. No one expects me to do anything  but love and care for this little baby. That's it! So when I'm frustrated he hasn't slept so I can't clean the room I really need to sit down and realize that no one cares if the room is clean, as long as I still have a happy {or somewhat happy} baby at the end of the day. I am also going to stop stressing out about when he sleeps/wakes. I get tons of help anyways, no need!



ps. Todays quote came from Arrested Development, a show Wyatt and I have recently started liking. :)  Post title was brought to you by my friend Joslyn. The description she gave taking care of a sick baby.

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