Being a mom is hard work!

That goes without saying.

I’ve been sleep deprived, hungry, beyond exhausted, cranky, moody and along with that: happy, super in love, renewed and so proud of my little guy.

But can I just say… when you see a baby or a kid crying/throwing a tantrum… give that mom a look like “girl, I get ya!” and smile. Does WONDERS for her, I know for me when someone does that I feel ready to tackle Ollie’s screams in public. 

Mother’s day is rolling around and it got me thinking about the past year. I’ve been a mother for almost a year now and it’s SO HARD. Every single moment I feel like I have to be on guard watching Ollie. He gets himself into so much trouble and danger that I can’t look away for a second. (Not even for the bathroom!)

I had such a hard time managing cooking or simple dish washing that I have now put him in the ergo while I do these things. Usually, side carry… and he enjoys it! Now… how am I going to pee? haha (He knows how to climb out of the crib, no… I am not kidding)

And even though it is so tough, rough and utterly exhausting. I love my little man. I know some people are not baby or kid people but I love his giggles and babbling. I think about how my life was before Ollie, how I wanted nothing more than to be a mom. Thoughts about my years of fertility struggles give me strength every day and I am thankful to remember those hard times. 

The hubby gave me an early present for Mother’s Day (and my birthday, wedding anniversary): a pair of gorgeous earrings. My MIL accidentally threw away my earrings after Ollie was born and the hubs felt awful because I wore them every day since he bought it for me. It was painful because they were diamond studs and not exactly cheap. But I have a new pair of earrings that he bought me that I will never take off. Thanks hubby! Even though I said that I had everything that I wanted and didn’t need a gift , he still got it for me knowing I always missed those earrings!

So yeah. Motherhood is hard. I want to give every mother I see a hug when I see them. And I have to say, even with the struggles and how taxing it has been on my body… I love it and has taught me so much about myself. How much I still have to grow and how much I am able to love. 

If you have a mom and she is great, I envy you! Go give your mom a hug and tell her you appreciate her. :)


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  1. Sarah
    May 10, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Agreed! motherhood is no easy task!
    Wishing you a happy mother’s day!
    I sometimes think about when my little girl is old enough to doodle and I get those warm handmade cards/gifts that I’ll treasure forever.
    How’s Ollie sleeping nowadays?
    I’m happy to report my little girl finally slept through the night at 16 months. Sniffles. I thought it’ll never happen, but it did! While there may be regressions along the way, but the nights of waking up every two hours is over for now. I’m getting 6-8 hrs of sleep now. Whoohoo! Is not totally magical though lol, required some patience and steps.

    • May 21, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      I’m so happy that she’s sleeping through the night!!!!! This gives me so much hope. :) Ollie is sleeping better, he wakes up a few times but I think it had to do with teething. I do get maybe 3-4 hours of sleep and then an hour. lol But you are giving me a lot of hope! :)

      I know. I can’t wait till I get a doodle or cards! I really love that mushy stuff. :)

      HUGS back to you hon. I thought I wrote you back, but I think I forgot to press send!

  2. June 1, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    It is hard, especially full-time. Mine slept through about 5-7 hours when he turned 2 months old. I can’t wait for the day when he sleeps at 7pm and wakes up at 7am without needing a feeding at all. I’m exhausted…

    • June 3, 2014 at 8:18 pm

      Hahaa I can’t wait for that either! I haven’t slept in over a year!

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