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Friday, March 7, 2014


Sometimes being a mom is hard. And by sometimes I mean this week. It's hard to find words to describe the situation because Ford is the happiest baby ever...and can be the maddest baby ever. Long story short,  we've stayed the night at my grandparent's house, my parent's house, my sister's house, and our house, all in a span of 9 days. Ford is also cutting his top 2 teeth, battling a nasty cold, and starting some separation anxiety. Earlier this week I had 2 of the hardest nights we've ever had, that includes those first few newborn days. Oh and Jon wasn't with me. Deep breaths. Never did I think I wouldn't be able to comfort my baby. I don't want to sit and complain because as you can see from the pictures and videos I post, Ford is sweet, happy, and smiles at the drop of a hat. He is going through a rough patch and I am reminding myself this too shall pass. One day he won't want me to cuddle him at night or be too embarrassed when I try to soothe him by singing. Tired? Yes. Feeling defeated? Yes. Grateful? YES! I am grateful for my sister who came in and took Ford at 5am on Tuesday so I could sleep. I am grateful that Ford tolerates my silly songs and dances. I am grateful for a husband who believes in cry-it-out and helps me in the middle of the night. 

My prayer was that he'd be more comfortable when we got home and the past 2 nights have been SO much better. Motherhood is by far the best thing I've ever done but the most challenging. Sure it is easy to love the pants off of my sweet baby boy but life throws you curveballs. The good news is we make it to the other side. 

Now for some to add some sunshine to your Friday....

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Cousin babies in stripes

Getting good at standing

Ford is ready for a fancy golf game

Toddler open gym

"Embry can you give Ford a kiss?"

Big boy loving being in the shopping cart

Sink babies

Frozen fruit in mesh feeders for our teething babes

Talkin about things

Such a good helper

My beautiful niece!

Aldi in jammies

Happy to be home!


Bridget said...

Great post. I love moms out there that are honest. Being a mother is seriously the best thing ever, but there are days when it is challenging. Turner goes through the same phases every baby does, but we get past it. Glad to hear Ford is back to his happy self. Turner is also a very happy/easy baby so when he is having an off can be very hard since I am so not use to that. But you are right, so very grateful!!!

bashashhazbaz said...

being a parent isn't easy. i have three boys so i understand. love your post! keep at it. it is totally worth it! :) love those adorable pics!

Real Housewife of Greenville said...

What sweet pictures. Your little boy's smile and shining eyes makes me smile! I'm hoping things get better and both of you are able to get some good rest soon.


Carolyn said...

They are so cute together! Being a mommy is not always easy - even with happy babies like ours! I love that you're honest about it all though! Hopefully his teeth come in quickly and he is back to his cheerful self soon!

Claire Beeks said...

That last cute :-) I hope he is better behaved for you this weekend! If Jon is home, hopefully you can get some rest :-) Love you!

Alex @ The Munday's said...

Sometimes I think getting frustrated and having those rough days, are some of the biggest blessings we can receive. They are so tough, but they are a great way to put things into perspective and appreciate the good days so much more. This doesn't stop me from whining when I have them though, haha.
Also, you have incredible eyebrows. Creeper status reached.

Alexia & Jeffrey said...

Thanks so much for posting this. We're also going through horrible sleep patterns lately and I'm so worn out. It's encouraging to know I'm not the only one and that it will pass!

Anonymous said...

What a happy baby!

Miki {Becoming What I Always Was} said...

I love the honesty. I'm sure motherhood can be tough, but you're doing an awesome job! :)

Ashley @ ThisUnscriptedLife said...

I love this. I have to remind myself when we're having a rough time that this time will fly by and I'll miss it when it's gone. Have you ever heard that song by Darius Rucker- It won't be like this for long.
Tears! Tears! Tears!

Sarah said...

He is the sweetest thing! You are so right, though. There are times that I am taken by complete surprise and I need to keep reminding myself that this too, shall pass.

Sarah said...

you have such a sweet family!
teething is the pits :((
happy things are better at home!

Angie said...

Ford is just so handsome and Embry is just beautiful too! I'm glad you have a great support system behind you. Your right, parenting is super challenging and while I'd love to tell you it gets easier, your problems just change! The rewards are so worth it thought :)

Amber @ My Life in High Heels said...

Love how honest you are. I know there are some mommies who needed to hear that they aren't alone. Sure hope I come across other mommies as transparent and honest about mommy hood when I'm one.

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