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Monday, 21 September 2015

Real Talk: Mom Truths #1


I always try to be "real" with the struggles and triumphs that come with parenthood but I've decided to take it one step further and share a few of my mom truths with you. Some of these are a ridiculous but I hope that they are relatable. The bottomline is that as moms, we're all just doing the best that we can and sometimes, you just need a minute to yourself!

1) Sometimes I swear at my husband after he cruises out the door at 7:00 a.m. for an early morning meeting, leaving me without a spare second to brush my teeth before having to feed the baby and get him ready for the day. As any mom knows, this often means that I don't get to brush my teeth until Henry goes down for his first nap... gross, I know.

2) I feel zero guilt when I put Henry in the daycare at the gym. Like, I don't even look back after I kiss him goodbye. My thinking is that he is well taken care of, I am in the building and I just want 45 minutes to break a sweat.

3) I am in the process of sleep training Henry for naps and I am using the cry it out method. Sometimes this means he cries for 20 minutes and if I'm being honest, it doesn't bother me as much as I thought it would. I know he is full and dry before I put him down, it's just a matter of him learning how to self soothe. Some may call me a mean mommy but we are both happier when naps happen.

4) I formula feed my baby and I love it but I always feel like I have to explain WHY. Before having a baby I never talked about breasts and now it feels like everyone from the barista to a potential real estate agent want to know if I'm breastfeeding. My husband says I should just lie and say yes but I believe in karma so I always give my 3 minute spiel on latching issues and pumping. I feel like I need to justify why I formula feed and it sucks.

5. I really love my baby but I also really like bedtime / nap time. I've been a slave to a schedule since Henry was a month old and while I am sure many people think I am way too structured, I embrace the routine. I like knowing that I can get things done or watch Netflix at set times during the day and again after 7 p.m. From a less selfish perspective, structure means that when Henry is awake we play, read and sing because he is happy and well rested.

I could keep going but I don't want you guys to judge me too hard! Any mom truths to add? 

2 comments:

  1. I don't know you, but I like this! Being a mom is hard. Being honest and open is hard. Do your best and get all the sleep you can. <3

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