Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Real Mom Confessions

I am linking up with Anna at Girl with Blog for Real Mom Confessions.

I have dreams, lots of dreams, I am a
goal setter through and through. There was a day in which I wanted to do things such as: qualify and run the Boston Marathon (I now am MORE than content running half marathons and finishing solidly midpack), hike the entire Appalachian trail, backpack through South Africa, get a doctorate degree amidst lots and lots of other things. It isn't that I have given up on my dreams, they are just always in transition- always changing and morphing into something else - currently - my dreams include sleeping through the night, getting a shower, and having a clean house.
This week's real mom confessions all fall around superwoman.

Several things happened:

  • I got dessert made for a church potluck WHILE Lucy was awake. Okay seriously this doesn't seem like that big of a thing while I am typing it however, IT SERIOUSLY felt like I had just climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro. #victory - now that she is moving around it seems like I some how get even less done than ever before because now instead of being able to lay her on the blanket where she would happily remain until I took her off said blanket - she is all over - into everything and anything 
  • At one point last week the ONLY DIRTY CLOTHES in my house were the ones on our bodies - I didn't even know that was humanly possible. Granted Lucy was happily entertained playing in the sorted laundry and we ate cereal for dinner that night - but the laundry was done (note: I am mentioning nothing about getting it put away)
  • 3 times this past week I managed to get up and out of bed thirty minutes prior to Lucy - usually when I attempt this she some how has psychic abilities and magically gets up ten minutes before my alarm goes off no matter what time it is set for - I love those moments when my house is still quiet - I get drink a cup of coffee by myself, read a bit, and even pack lunches without cheerios being flung in my sandwich or salad for the day - three times this past week I was up before her, had coffee, took a shower, read, ate breakfast, and got both my and my husbands lunch made and without a kid on my hip I had ZERO cheerios in our food (usually Lucy successfully launches cheerios into our food as I am attempting to keep her occupied - as I make lunch - bounce her on a hip - stuff her with cheerios to keep her happy -  who knows what else)
  • #workingmom
  • Daycare closed early this week and I had a ton of work to do so I brought Lucy to work with me, which is getting more and more difficult with her moving around now and sleeping less than her newborn days - anyways - I got Lucy to church and put her in the baby carrier (it was nap time for Pete's sake) and I made AT LEAST a dozen laps around the church in attempts to get her to sleep - attempting to avoid the narthex as that makes the perfect place to scream and it echoes, and she eventually fell asleep - for the next two hours she successfully slept on my chest while I got a TON done - which means I didn't stay up late working - sleep is sacred!

I continue to dream and hope - I also continue to learn and grow as to what it means to be raising a small child. I today, laugh at these victories, and rejoice in them at the same time. NEVER in my wildest imagination did I think that these things would be worth celebrating.

What things do you dream about?


  1. For my daughter to clip herself into her car seat!

  2. You are so right about those early morning moments. They're rare and precious and such a great way to start a day - I wish I was more disciplined so I could get more. And I love that you lulled Lucy girl to sleep right on you! Well done, mama.

  3. I love this post! You were rocking life this week, girl! Hope all is well!