Yippee Ki Ya Mother…… Wait a minute, I shouldn’t still have a potty mouth when I am someone’s mom, but oh well! When life throws you lemons, you make lemon martinis. Shaken not stirred of course. LOL!
Anywho, last week my baby girl turned 5 months, and it almost brought a tear to my eye. I just can’t believe that she’s 5 months already. I feel like I just popped her out. I can definitely tell you that she has taken over my life, and mom life is the best life. Oh, and I’m now obsessed with all things P from baby style to baby milestones and absolutely love sending out my monthly Parkergrams. Gasp…. I even posted a pic of her on IG. Guess I can share it here it as well.
In true mommy fashion, I think my baby girl is the bestest, but she does have her moments where even I have to take a moment to laugh, smile, or just have a me moment.
Because caring is sharing, here are a few:
#1 While she is nursing, she sometimes has to poop. That’s normal, right? But is it normal for her to poop then look up at me, smile, and rub my face as if to say all done now clean me wench? Or nah? Like really she caresses my face after every poop. Sometimes she even laughs. I think she knows that she’s just dropped a massive stinky load in her diaper and finds it hilarious that I have to clean her royal booty.
#2 Do you know I danced a freaking jig when I woke up at 6:30 am and realized that P slept all night? Like what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That was a happy moment for real. And not only did she sleep all night, but she FINALLY slept in her bassinet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Up next, the crib. Secretly, I think B and I were both thinking it’s about freaking time! Sleeping on mommy and daddy was cute at 5 weeks. At 5 months, it’s a bit much. Who wants to sleep like a corpse all night? No one I tell you. No one!
#3 Sometimes she’ll entertain me and sit in her Fisher Price Sit Me Up Floor Seat. I feel like she’s an explorer on a safari whenever she does and so does our pitbull. They are instantly drawn to each other as I soon as I put her in it. First they just stare at each other waiting for the perfect moment to interact. He circles around her waiting for the opportunity to get closer, and she tracks him with her eyes and reaches out to him. And just like clockwork, whenever I turn away for two seconds, he pounces into action. Quicker than quick that tongue is licking all over my baby, and she’s just giggling and rubbing him. I swear those two give me a strong side eye each and every time I break them up. I just know that they are going to drive me nuts once she’s mobile. I just know it. I can see it now. A girl and her dog….
#4 I know this sounds weird, but can a mom just have a second to herself? I feel like dads get all of their me times. But the second a mommy says oh I need just a breather, a side eye is thrown. Oh well! I’ll take all the opinions, side eyes, and judgements all while I relax for a few seconds without having to worry about anything. Selfish? Maybe! But just give me a moment, I’ll be right back.
P.S. I’ve claimed Thursday nights as my own night. A mommy can do whatever night. I can do whatever my little body has the energy to do, which let’s be honest isn’t that much.
P.S.S. The struggle is real. I need me time so I can start looking cute again. Ponytails on the regular are so basic.
#5 OMG! B went on a trip, and it was just P and I. When I tell you that I wasn’t ready, I was not ready. 24 hours of being P’s mom was a bit much. Sounds weird, I know, but B gives me breaks that I have grown so accustomed to. I was not ready. I was so not ready. Did I say that already? Honestly, this is when I decided enough was enough, P had to start sleeping in her bassinet. All of her naps were on me. All of her sleeping was on me. I had to cook for myself, bath myself, and entertain myself all while caring for my darling little girl. Oh, and did I mention that we decided to go to Palm Sunday service. Wowzers! We were late, but we made it. I’m not going to lie. I missed B’s help more than him! I was so excited when he got home that I dropped a tear. I wanted to get down on the pavement and thank God that he was home. My help had arrived on a Southwest Plane. That weekend kicked my arse. I salute all single mothers.
P=1 Me = 0
I have a secret. I got baptized this Sunday, and for the occasion my dad got my ears pierced. My parents had a look-see at a sip and see to celebrate the occasion. I also attended my first Easter service. I had a great time. I especially loved my outfits. On Easter, I wore this pretty in pink Luli and Me dress with matching bonnet and bloomers that my great aunt got from Neiman Marcus. It was super soft. When I wasn’t in church, I had on my bunny ears from Target. I wore pink Baby Jumping Beans tights and this knitted Carter’s cardigan too. For my baptism, I wore a dress my Mimi got me. My mom also got me this Lauren Madison Headband and Shoe Set to wear with it. I was Easter and Baptism Fresh!
Not sure if my mom told you, but….. I can roll from back to tummy and vice versa although my tummy to back game is not as strong. With the help of my boppy, I can sit up too. I like to reach for my mom and dad when they come pick me up, and for some reason, I love to play in the mirror just like my mom and dad. Those darn AKAs and Kappas love the mirror. Guess it was inevitable. LOL! Oh, and I love watching them eat. I like to reach for it. Am I almost ready for food? I’m thinking yes! Watch out!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you’re like me, you love the color pink too. My mom keeps me in pink, and my first pair of earrings are pink too. Thanks daddy! You can never have enough pink so here are few pink things that I love.