#parentingquotes

So I haven’t been a parent long enough to have any real quotes so here are a few I’ve heard.

No means no. (Okay so I’ve used this one).

Marena (me) let’s play a game. The let’s try not to make Sara (My sister) cry game.

Because I said so.

Don’t put that in your mouth!

Stop that!

Do I need to turn the car around!

Go to the bathroom before we leave.

Put that down!

What do you mean you didn’t go to the bathroom before we left?

What are some of your parent quotes?

Talk soon,

Marena

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#momwins

I’ve only been a mom for a short while but there have Definetly been some great moments where I felt I’ve had mom wins.

One win would be the day I got my child and 2 other children I was baby sitting out of the house so I could go to the doctors. They all stayed happy and then I even got them to take a great nap. That included transferring them all out of the car and into the house all while sleeping.

Another mom win is the multiple times I’ve baby wore my daughter all while cleaning.

But my favorite mom wins are the days I get up every morning even if my crohn’s is flared up at a level 10. Not only getting up makes it a win but the ability to fight through and love and take care of my daughter as if nothis wrong. She means more to me than letting crohn’s affect how I take care of her.

Talk soon,

Marena

#momfriend

I never realized how important it was to have a friend until I had a baby. I realized I wanted someone whonis going or has gone thru whatbim going through. I wanted someone to say us against the world with as we wade through piles of poopy diapers, spit up, and fussy babies. (And I mean more than my husband).

Then I made my first mom friend. It was amazing! I felt like I was frolicking through a meadow full of flowers. Flowers that masked the crazy going on underneath. And as time has gone on I’ve made several more mommy friends all at different times in their motherhood stage.

I encourage all of you to have a mom friend. Hey if your kid needs a friend to make life better why can’t us moms have one?

Talk soon,

Marena

P.S. Husband’s are great friends but there is something about talking to another mom. It’s like you have a totally different connection and understanding of being parent.

#lovethiskid

My oh my, my daughter will be 1 here soon (4 days). This here has flown by. She’s hot a stage where she doesn’t want to snuggle and drink her bottle and fall asleep. That’s great but it breaks my heart every night. I miss my sweet newborn who needed me to feed her.

You know I couldn’t breast feed my daughter longer than 5 weeks and even then it was a huge struggle. I was so upset it wasn’t working for me (in fact I still feel upset). It makes me wonder if the reason my daughter doesn’t want to snuggle more is because we never had that true intimate bond breast feeding can create. Don’t get me wrong I know my daughter loves me a ton but its still a thought I have. She’s miss independent.

But then you have nights like tonight where she refuses to sleep unless she’s in my arms. It’s those moments I realize just home much she loves me and I love her.

Talk soon,

Marena

#KidsAreCrazy

So recently my daughter has figured out she can lift her leg up onto things. For example she lifts her leg up on to the ledge of the bathtub. Thank goodness she hast figured out how to actually climb out yet! But she’ll slip, fall, bump her knees, hit her head a thousand times yet she keeps getting back up to try again.

It’s so common for us to fall and act as if it was such a life altering fall. The fall could be from 2 inches off the ground or 2 feet and we act as if we fell from the top of the Empire State Building. But here is this little girl falling over and over yet she keeps getting up as if nothing happened.

What happened to the child? The child that faced challenges over and over again as if it’s new every time.

I think I’m going to take a page out of my daughter’s book. I’m want to get back to The mentality of trying again just like my daughter.

What’s that saying? If at first you don’t succeed try try again.

What are some areas you find yourself falling?

Talk soon,

Marena

P.s. I’m also thankful my daughter can’t get her leg over the rail to her crib. But it’s only a matter of time.

#momlife

Ah yes Mom life…. The never ending journey of growth!

Technically I became a mother the day I found out I was pregnant with my angel baby. I never expected my first mom life momemt to be mixed with such joy and sadness in such a short time. I knew I was pregnant for 2 weeks before I found out I had lost my baby. I then spent another 2 weeks of technically being pregnant and another month after that where I was no longer pregnant but my body felt like it was. I went from being so excited and ready to being a mom to wanting to crawl under a rock and never come out.

I talked with people and shared my sadness but I never truly told anyone how much pain I was in. Not even my husband. It was a pain that I just couldn’t explain. And honestly it was a pain I felt I deserved. Now don’t get me wrong I knew there was nothing I did wrong and sometimes these things happen. But all I could think was how it was MY body that couldn’t grow this baby and MY body rejected not anyone else’s. Mine! I read a few books and prayed a lot and I finally came to turns with everything. But even 2 years later I still have my moments where I fall back into that sadness and anger at myself.

But then I got pregnant with my daughter Kairi. I had a new mom life moment. One filled with joy and happiness. One that’s also filled with sleepy nights and cold meals. You know because if baby doesn’t sleep then I don’t sleep. Not to mention everyone’s gotta have food before I even get a moment to sit. But I wouldn’t change it for the world!

Then it leads into my new mom life moment! I officially got the all clear to try for another baby! Even with all the crazy in my life I’m excited to go at it again! Baby number 2 here we come!

Talk soon,

Marena

#kidsarefunny

Oh my goodness in the last year I’ve laughed so much over funny moments with my daughter. My mom says she has to many moments to count with my sister and I. And if she’s anything like me then I bet she gave up counting before we were even a year old. That’s right there have been so many funny moments with Kairi I gave up counting and she’s not officially a year old until Friday (6 days)!

For a few months now Kairi has done two adorable things that my husband and I can’t help but laugh at. The first is she scrunches her nose up and huffs and puffs at you when she’s mad, frustrated, or just trying to make you laugh. The second cute thing is she pats you on the back. If you give her a pick her up, hug her, burp her, anything that puts her hands near your back she’ll pat. We think it happens because my husband and I always pat her on the back.

Now those might not be “funny” but man do they make me smile. Kairi is 1 year old here soon and I just can’t wait to see how many more funny moments we’ll have!

What’s your #kidsarefunny moments?

Talk soon,

Marena