Friday, December 10, 2010

The Winners Are...and What I Forgot!

My Little Santa Baby!
     In between rocking my grandson, changing his diaper, making a bottle, feeding, burping, diapering, playing and gazing upon his precious sleeping face...I realized that there are a few things I have forgotten about my experience as a mother. (It has been 18 years since my youngest was a baby.)

1) Little boys often pee when released from the confines of a tight diaper.

2)  Two-month-old babies need constant attention, they cat nap, 40 minutes max, during the day.

3) The energy it takes to be needed every minute.

4) Scheduling anything is usually a big mistake, writing, research, errands...yeah, not happening.

5) By the end of the day, if you don't smell like spit up, then you cheated and changed your shirt. 

    I'm sure there are more, like what a poopy diaper smells like, etc. The point being, when you are in the midst of the first-year-baby-coma, it feels like you will never, ever sleep again. The dirty diapers, and later, the scraped knees, endless questions and the constant lack of privacy seem to drag on. Suddenly, you turn around and they're gone and you honestly wonder where all the time went. Take it from me, mother of six, that it is possible to live through motherhood and there is a new life waiting for you at the other end. Enjoy each moment, even the ones that aren't so happy, because you will miss them. I certainly do!

Congratulations to the winners of  Elana Johnson's Possession!
*drum roll*  Whoops! I just tried to draw names out of my cup of tea.*quickly dries hands*
OK, *drum roll*   gabi and Laura Pauling  *wild applause*  Congrats!
Thanks to everyone for helping me to reach over 100 followers! You guys honestly ROCK!!


  1. Thanks Pam! I emailed you. And I do remember that about boys - I think everytime I changed their diaper they peed on the wall! :)

  2. Your grandson is so cute! Give him a hug for me!

  3. Oh, what a sweet picture. And congrats Laura!

  4. I love those little socks!!! :) Congrats to the winners. And mother of 6? Congrats to you, too!! (I've only been blessed with one, but she's a handful for me!)

  5. Oh my goodness, the socks and the hat! This all sounds delightful--something for me to look forward to in a few years. (I must be getting clucky, if spit up sounds delightful.)

  6. Awe, what a cute little guy! One of my boys was more of a "pee-er" than the other. Always fun with those little hoses around. ;)

  7. What a cutey! I learned that lesson once again with my own grandson. He's 14 months now and so much fun. :)

  8. Congrats Laura! And it's so true, the first year coma. Or maybe it's more like a zombie haze.

  9. What a sweety!

    When you have a chance, I've a little something for you at my place.

  10. Congrats to the winners! Aww, your grandson is adorable. I have a two-month-old nephew, and I see how he needs constant attention. Despite the hard work, I'm looking forward to having little ones of my own someday. :)

  11. Congrats on passing 100, Pam! That really is huge and feels so great. :o) And what a cute little guy. I'm trying to embrace each moment being a mom of three tiny ones, but your reminder is something I needed today. Thank you! My video camera isn't going to stop rolling this Christmas. :o)

  12. Very CUTE Santa :) Congrat !!! and Happy Christmas ! ! !


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