Wish list: Buckwheat pillow

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

When the routine of wake up time, feeding time, playground time, lunch time, nap time (or mommy cleans up the house time that in truth just ends up being facebook time), bath time, night time and tired time hits you, there are a few outcomes.

First, just pretend that this is temporary, and soon (more like in a few 10 years) you will have your previous life back. Quick unplanned trips to the beach on Saturday mornings, lunch with friends, interrupted leisure afternoons reading books and romantic midweek dinners with your special one.

Or second, try to enjoy every single moment, like cheering when you have pushed the swing for the twelve thousandth time this week, or joyfully playing airplane with the spoon at dinner time as your face gets splashed with mashed potatoes.

Or third, just obsess your thoughts with peculiar things to pretend that there is just so much going on right now in your life that it would be silly to dream about future days. Like not stop thinking about a buckwheat pillow that you saw online the other day. (Imagine that, how cool to have a buckwheat pillow!) Or research about all the fall trends for boys clothing and then try to match the Target ones you bought for you kids in such a way that they will look just like the $250 outfits you saw Angelina Jolie boys wearing. Or even learn all you can about blenders, and where the best sales are, in case your blender ever breaks and you want to be ready to buy just the right one, for the best price. (it would make your days fly away even more if you went further and started researching from A - like air conditioners all the way down to Z - like zebra rugs)
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As I wait

When I was pregnant with my oldest, Luke, I was a true first time mom, dreaming of a natural water birth, peaceful evenings cuddling with my baby, baths filled with bubbles and yellow ducks... But I was also afraid of the unknown. So I wrote a letter to my baby, around my due date, true to my expectations. (Before I move into bragging about my kids in the next posts I thought it would be a good idea to open a small window and brag about myself too. My great idea of writing a letter to my baby, my emotional connection to my baby, my mother instincts... Oh, it feels so good to brag about myself, I could get used to this...)

"As I wait

I write as I fear. Fear the unexpected to come. I am pregnant; about to have a baby. My first. I have never gone through this experience before. It is not a familiar one, not for me as a person, to see my body producing another. Giving life to someone whom I have never met, part of me, part of himself. My son is about to be introduced to me. Are we going to be friends? Bone of bone, flesh of flesh? I don't know. Time will tell. And time scares me as all I can do is wait.

So many doubts, so many dreams. A son can be someone's biggest project in life. One you are so proud about, or maybe not. He comes with the right to be loved, cared and longed for. He will rely on us to lead him to the best pathway, happiness and success in life. He will expect us to be his super hero, perfect example, leading star. One day he will learn the truth. That we as parents are just someone else's babies. Expecting to be loved, cared and longed for.

As I sit and wait, all that I can do is write. The bag is ready to go to the hospital. The nursery smells new, like the store's stand except the tags. Everything has been planned for. Researched, calculated, opined. I became a baby product specialist, knowing from the best baby's brands to diaper's unbeatable sales. The book “What to expect when you are expecting” has being explored cover to cover. But there is still silence. Silence in the nursery, silence in the house. Silence to write.

I can feel him. Touching me inside out. Tasting my blood in his body. Feeling my emotions in his skin. He will keep everything a secret. Between us. Until the day he forgets about this life. The one inside me. And we will both pretend that we have always being two separate beings. Just family, but never one.

Tomorrow is full moon, tomorrow the waves in the ocean will change. Maybe tomorrow will change my life. Maybe it will take the unexpected away, the silence away, the nursery smell away. Will bring life to a new life and love to a new being. Tomorrow everything could change. Change forever. For me and for my son. And even in fear, tonight the best I can do is to welcome tomorrow with my words."
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Starting a blog

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So after following to the line the recipe of how to start a mommy blog from the previous post, I think that I finally have a mommy blog! Not that I have not tried before to blog. There was the Recipe blog, the Writing blog, the Eco blog, the Kids clothing blog, all great ideas until I figured it out that it was going to be such a huge amount of work to come out with original ideas to fill those posts staring blank at me.

And then the obvious just hit me, why not start a mommy blog to brag about my kids. It never felt like work to brag about how smart my oldest is, or how cute curls my youngest has in his head. So, here is it, Sip Mom.
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How to start a mommy blog

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Recipe to start a stay at home mommy blog:

First, pop a few kids and make it look easy and fast. (Even if those 9 months felt the longest of your life)

Second, find the easiest blog provider to host your posts, something that does not involve using too much of your time to learn the process. (leaving prime time for other important tasks like picking Cheerios out of the floor or scrubbing the bathtub)

Third, find other moms that like to read about the exciting life that you have. (like daily trips to the playground and sleepless nights)

Done! You got a mommy blog at its primmest. (And don't forget to post a few pics of your kids cutest smiles to prove that you are the best mom in the entire world)
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Privacy Policy

Monday, August 1, 2011

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