Mommyhood definitely isn't a walk in the park! Not that I ever expected it to be, but I think many of us go into this thing called parenting with hopes and dreams of that "perfect" child - you know, the one that sleeps through the night at 4 weeks or the one that's content just sitting in there little seat taking in this big new world?! Yeah, no I don't know them either...
Mommyhood is HARD - from carrying this lil sucker for nine months to trying to figure out what the heck their crying about it's hard, backbreaking, breath-holding, screaming on the inside work! Shoot, my eldest is two and I still don't know what he's crying about half the time! Throw in toddler jibber jabber and you've got a sobbing mess on your hands every.single.day until he learns to enunciate!
I've been fortunate to be blessed with not one, but two very healthy and happy boys. They are my world and they know how to rock it both high and low! I've learned that there is no right or wrong way to raise these guys and I can only do what works for us. Right now that means long mornings constantly feeding one (he's needy) while the other watches his umpteenth episode of Curious George..we've watched evey episode, seasons 1-6...at least twice...we're in survival mode people!
Both my kiddo's are terrible sleepers and stage five clingers. Our life is definitely on auto pilot right now since we aren't sleeping more than a couple hours at a time WITH a toddler in the middle of the bed AND a giant dog at the bottom (we have the quintessential family bed). On top of that, they both want "momma" ALL THE TIME. One wants his "mommy juice" while the other wants my hair; i.e. his "security blanket". Is it sweet? Absolutely! It is exhausting and sometimes extremely testing? You betcha!
BUT, we will survive and sleep again one day!