DO NOT question a Mommy. She knows what is best. There are several reasons why one should NOT doubt a mother but these are mine
1 Motherhood is the most important institution
2 Motherly instincts are always right.
Im talking primitive shit here people. When I was pregnant with our first son, I would get up to pee in the middle of the night and I would turn the bathroom light on. My husband mentioned this to me because I never turned the light on before. I asked my OB and he said that it is a mothers instinct to check her surroundings. The Mama Bear instincts are real and can be stronger and more present in different mothers.
When you question a mom it causes her to question herself and her motherly instincts. Trust us moms, we do enough of that on our own, every second of every day of every year of our childrens lives. I suffer from anxiety, worry and possibly hyprocondria from time to time. For example my neck has been bothering me so instead of going to the chiropractor I just jump straight to the conculsion that I have a golf ball sized tumor in my neck. For no reason other that I am a loon.
When it comes to my boys I would have to say I flip out over everything. I had gotten better until we had a few recent ER visits and ambulance rides. So I get in fight or flight every time someone spikes a fever, coughs or vomits. All of which have been happening for almost 2 weeks straight. Spring break sucked a big turd! My older son has terrible allergies then was diagnosed with a virus and everyone knows viruses are bullshit, it has to take its couse. Which translates to good luck mommy!
3 Do what she says:
A mother is ALWAYS right!
Usually I will ask my husband and mom questions then go and do the exact opposite of what they think. Often times I will listen and think everything is fine and that I am over reacting. Then I say NOPE these are my babies and I know them better than anyone in this world. Mama knows what to do! Do you think he is ok? Should I take him to the doctor? When I am struggling if I should take my child to the doctor I would say 99% of the time I am glad I did and 80% of the time it is for a real good medical reason. Today was one of those days. I decided to take our younger son to get checked for RSV. He has all the symptoms, coughing and wheezing, runny nose, loss of appetite, restless sleep, slight fever etc. He has also been coughing so much he has been vomiting. It is the saddest thing ever. Sure enough when I took him in he was breathing fast 60 per minute and had tight chest contractions. We administered an albuterol breathing treatment and within 10 minutres he was a completely different child. He is on steriods and antibiotics for a right ear infection and we will do breathing treatments every 4 hours.
4 Moms are super heroes
Once you have the diagnosis the real work begins!
You will be bribing to administer medicine and breathing treatments. Struggling to get them to eat and one already looks malnurished. And go ahead and F$%& that schedule and no screen time over spring break. BAHAHAHA yeah right. Screen time it up in this biatch. There aren’t many things worse to a little boy than telling him he cant go outside. And the reason is the air makes you sick baby.
To survive on such little sleep, extreme stress and malnutrition is amazing to me. Mothers do NOT get the recognition they deserve. We do this because it is in our DNA to keep our babies healthy, happy, thriving and beaming! Remembering everything becomes extremely difficult. My genius mother suggested I start keeping a journal of who ate what, pees, poops, and who had which medicine, what time, how much. When was the last breathing treatment.?
I have been trying to find a clever way to explain my sleeping patterns the last 2 weeks and it goes something like this. I was always terrible at math and especially word problems. Hence the journalism degree LOL.
Mom and Dad (M&D) boy #1, boy #2, couch and recliner. Starts out M&D, then #1 comes in and M goes out. M goes to #1’s bed and then #2 wakes up. M & #2 go to the couch. Then #2 goes back down & M goes to #1s bed. See how D didn’t move haha.
Or M&D plus #2, then #1 runs in and its M, D, #1 & #2 all 4 in 1 bed! M & #1 go back to #1 bed. Then #2 starts crying. #2 back down and M goes to the couch.
I always have the baby monitor and my iPhone in the robe pockets like a cowboy huslters his gun and knife. Ready for action. Ready for the fight.
There are so many different variations of our sleep patterns and habits. All of which are controversial and I do NOT care. If we are all sleeping that is all that matters. When we are well we can work on schedules and staying in our own beds.
5 A mommy who has had a full night of sleep is unstoppable.
We make all mistakes and don’t worry mommy guilt is punishment enough
A mom with NO sleep is mombie or a mom zombie. Add a sick kid, messy everything and stress and we just gets thru the day on coffee, Dr. Pepper, cold pizza, dry shampoo and deoderant.
Yesterday we came home from the doctor and I was running on fumes, literally. I went to turn on the water and drip drip nothing. WTF!?!?!? I forgot to pay the water bill and our city turned the water off!!! OMG CALL DHS, WORST MOM EVER!!! I quickly got on the phone paid the bill and then realized we were completely out of diapers. SERIOUSLY!!! CALL THE COPS! I need to be put away! Put away to bed!
Heres the deal we have autopay and auto delivery on diapers from the HONEST COMPANY but we recently got new debit cards and I didnt bother to change the experation date or the new CVS code so no water and no diapers. IDIOT!
6 Love your Mother like she loves you
I have to stop often to remind myself how lucky I am. We all have struggles, challenges and pain that we dont want to share. Moms have to hold it together. My mom is the best at this and I take after her. Although we all break at some point. My sister was also recently admitted into the hospital for extreme dehydration. She does not like me talking about her health issues on my blog but any and all prayers and positive vibes for my sissy are welcomed. I was overwhelmed to say the least. Trying to lean on God and keep positive. I started to have chest pains and went into a panic attack.
So my sweet husband took over and I laid down to relax. After awhile I logged onto Facebook and saw my best friend and uber talented photo/videographer posted a link to a video she produced for the Down Syndrome Association of Central Oklahoma.
Down syndrome awareness video
I stopped and watched the 15 minute video and not only was it awesomely well done but also very informative and helped put things into perspecitive. All moms have something going on. Allergies, Down Syndrome, Autism or even a strong willed little one.
7 Mothers make the world go round.
I love my mama with all of my heart and soul. I am so thankful for all my friends who are moms in some form or another, human or fur 🙂 We must encourage each other and tell each other we are doing a great job! Remember that your mom cleaned up your puke, wiped your butt and comforted you when you were sick. I found this little story and I loved it so much I wanted to share it with you:
“A little boy forgot his lines in a Sunday school presentation. His mother was in the front row to prompt him. She gestured and formed the words silently with her lips, but it did not help. Her son’s memory was blank. Finally, she leaned forward and whispered the cue, “I am the light of the world.” The child beamed and with great feeling and a loud clear voice said, “My mother is the light of the world.” While Jesus is the true light of the world, you mother can be the light which will lead your children to Christ.”
And a few wonderful quotes about Mothers:
God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.
All that I am, or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.
Just Happy Mommy