Monday, January 20, 2014

Momma Said There'd Be Days Like This

Parenting is tough. Anyone who tells you otherwise is lying and it would be to their benefit if you smacked some sense into them. Every day is a new challenge. You learn something new about yourself, you child(ren) and your spouse daily thanks to the ups and down of being a parent. It's an experience that is tough to put into perfect words. It's something you need to experience yourself to truly understand the magnitude of how your life is going to change. 

While there are days that I wonder what made me think I was capable of being a stay at home Mom, I know that with every bump in the road, we are shaping our son to be a wonderful man. Someone who loves others and God. You will be respectful and treat his peers as he wishes to be treated. Some days I can't believe we have been parents for 14 months. How have we survived this long? I mean really?!

Today is a day that I'm questioning my ability to make it as a parent and be the best parent Connor deserves. He is sick yet again. What is this? Allergy attack number 7. Last night was so hard on the poor guy and sleep was impossible to come by. When there is nothing you can do to help your child feel better, it breaks your heart in two. Their whines and cries cut straight to your core and it's so hard to keep your cool. I mean, as his parent, shouldn't I be able to make him better? If I was able to take on every single one of his illness in the last 14 months, I would have. Without hesitation. But since I can't, I'll be giving out hugs and snuggles, singing songs and wiping his poor red nose.

So today will be spent taking care of our sneezing, coughing, snotty handsome guy. We are running on little sleep but thanks to our amazing family doctor, Connor will get seen today even though it's a holiday and the office is actually closed. God Bless Dr. S. I'm hoping to find the perfect solution to Connor's outdoor allergies. Maybe if we lived far from the famous Cedar Fever, we would have the upper hand. For those of you back home in Ohio, Cedar Fever is worse than the cold that comes your way in February. Serious. 

Please send good vibes and prayers of health our way. We need them, as well as coffee, in large quantities. 

25 comments:

  1. Praying for baby boy's very speedy recovery!! And, oh yes! I have been an attorney, teacher, & more. And I STILL say being a stay-at-home-mommy is the hardest job EVER.

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    1. Thanks Christy! It's never ending it seems yet is the most rewarding career I could have ever choice for myself.

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  2. Poor little guy!!! Grayson is dealing with his first bad snotty nose right now, and I swear it's allergy related. It's been going on for a week now with no relief, and it makes me feel so awful for the poor guy! You weren't kidding, this parenting thing is hard and just breaks your heart into a billion pieces. I've got my fingers crossed that Connor gets better ASAP and he (and mommy!) gets some much needed sleep!!!

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    1. He napped well this afternoon so I'm hoping new mess and having answers will help us cope and get better!

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  3. This is the season for colds and allergies. We have been snotty around here as well. It's always hard to see the little ones sick- they are so sad and pathetic at that age. Hoping for good news and relief for you all.

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  4. Praying for recovery. So sad. Hang in there, Momma!
    Heather @ www.mylifewellloved.com

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  5. I am so sorry to read this! Hugs to all of you and praying for some answers!

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    1. We have a new action plan so I hope we are on the road to recovery.

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  6. Poor guy. My little William just got over a terrible cold. It seems he has been sick more than well lately. Poor little guys!

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  7. So sorry to hear Connor is sick again. :( I know how hard it is to survive day to day without sleep, go easy on yourself and hopefully this passes soon!

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    1. While he napped, I napped. That was the only way I knew I could get through the rest of the day.

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  8. I hope he gets to feeling better. You're an amazing mom and I know it's hard to accept there will be times that you can't make him feel better even though you want to so badly. But don't doubt yourself. You've got this.

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  9. just now reading this and it looks like you have some plans to hopefully improve things! thinking of you guys and hoping C feels better soon and you all get some much needed sleep!!

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  10. I'm sending good vibes your way :)!! What kind of coffee would you like?

    http://neatly-packaged.blogspot.com/

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  11. Sorry Steph!! Poor little man! The cedar has been just horrible this year. I hope he is able to get some relief soon. Saying a little prayer that y'all both get some sleep tonight!

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  12. Poor momma! Poor C!
    Give that little man an extra squeeze from me!

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  13. Praying for your boys speedy recovery! Allergies are the worst, so I can completely understand how miserable he is.

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  14. amEN, and yes yes yes.

    hang in there. this too shall pass.

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