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My Baby Scared the @#$% Out of Me!

So let me set up the scenario for you…

After a rough night with my precious, innocent baby, I’m awakened this morning by a noise that sounded like Piper was dragging her nails slowly on her crib.  One word to describe the sound; creepy.  What I didn’t know at the time, was that she was simply setting up the scene to make her next move even bigger.  Half asleep with no coffee in my system; I repeat, NO COFFEE in my system, I entered her dark bedroom.  I glance over and don’t see Piper.  I’m too tired to be worried, so I’m just confused at this point. 

All of a sudden, Piper literally jumps out of the corner!  I actually dropped to my knees in absolute terror.  

You can say that she was trying to stand up, by holding onto the crib and coincidentally got herself up at that perfect moment, but I’m pretty sure my child is a wicked genius who planned this scare attack as I was fighting with her to go to bed the night before.  The fact that she was giggling and clapping after she succeeded in scaring the crap out of me, adds more truth to the matter.

Well played baby! I hope you know that you’ve started some serious stuff.  You see, mommy is older and has actually seen scary movies.  Even though Baby TV is scary, it’s not going to help you in this battle.  Game on baby; game on.

The worse thing was that my caffeine intake was delayed as I needed to change my underpants.

 

 

Babies: The New Accessory of 2014

Before becoming a mother, I always made sure I accessorized with scarfs, jewelry or hats.  Like many, I liked those little extra things that people would notice and admire.  That has all changed.  My latest accessory that gets the most attention is Piper.  People don’t usually look past my adorable, pigtailed baby long enough to notice my new necklace or scarf! 

With this, you’d think that I don’t need to spend time accessorizing before I head out.  Well, you’d be wrong.  I have came to the realization that the more I accessorize my latest accessory, the more we get noticed.  Okay, I’ll be honest…the more SHE gets noticed.  I seem to be addicted to hearing all of the ‘awwws’ or seeing all of the smiles that she gets when we walk by people.  Now I spend too much time making sure Piper has her pigtails, bows and darling outfits.  I think I understand why my husband refers to Piper as my little doll. :) As proud as I am to get to show her off, it touches my heart to think that she makes someone’s day a little better.  You need to teach them young to make a positive difference so they get a jump start at changing the world.

It’s all good now, but what’s going to happen when my little accessory gets older…it’s coming too fast.  I guess I need to start working on designing my next little accessory! I’m not sure what you all are thinking, but I’m talking about a new purse…

 

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Stop Hating Your “Mommy Tummy”

_68706499__jtb4638-edit I ran across this picture by photographer, Jade Beall and fell in love with the power behind it.  This mother, like many others has a slightly different body after becoming a mother.

What did you focus on in that statement?

It should have been the most important part…the fact that this women became a mother.  Just like a Ferrari, becoming a mother is a luxury that a lot of women don’t get to have.  When I say or hear the term, ‘mommy tummy’, I now think about it as a gift, just like my little girl.

Why do we as mothers hate our post baby bodies?  Why do we look at it with disgust?

I have to admit, I was guilty of this.  I was saddened when I saw my tummy with some stretch mark scars and not as tight as it once used to be.  When I voiced my concern to my own mother, her answer was simple.

“Well, you had a baby”

This may have been the strongest statement I heard in a long time.  A little while after she said that, I was rocking my little girl to sleep and a tear rolled down my cheek as I softly whispered, “Yes, I had a baby“.

After that realization, I started to look at my new body for what it says, not of how it looks.

It says that I accomplished something amazing.

It says that I am strong.

It says that I am a fighter.

In other words, those are not stretch mark scars, those are  tiger stripes.

Still hating that body?  Every time you look in the mirror and are disgusted with your “mommy tummy”, remind yourself that there are millions of women who wish everyday that their stomaches looked like that.  Remind yourself that you were blessed with becoming a mother and that should outweigh the need to look ‘airbrushed’ while wearing a bikini.  Let each stretch mark symbolize a woman who can’t have children or even lost a child.

So ladies, OWN IT!  Wear it proudly! It is not a side effect, it’s Medal of freak’n Honor!

 

 

What The Heck is Going On???

So in one day, all of this happened…

1) Got my hair pulled numerous times

2) Was screamed at three times

3) Had one of my earrings yanked out

4)  Was pinched in my neck

5)  Had my face scratched

Don’t be alarmed, the culprit is only 5 months old.

Hello, my name is Nickie and my baby is a bully.  It’s okay because she is stink’n cute! The joys of being a mom and loving every minute of it 😉

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Some People’s Children

Dear Baby Hating Gentleman in the Restaurant:

I am not blind or stupid.  I saw you glare and roll your eyes at me when you saw you were being seated next to a person with a baby.  I loved the sigh noise too by the way.  You did an awesome job at proving that there are still ignorant people out there who judge people or a situation right off the bat.  I am not sure if you noticed by the end of your meal, but my baby did not make a peep during your nice lunch.  I am wrong, I will apologize for the giggles that she made a couple of times…oh the shame.  If you are acting like that because you have had bad experiences with kids in restaurants before (I’m not going to lie, I have been in those situations) you should just not risk it and go to a restaurant that does not allow babies.  I would like to add that if my 4 month old decided to cry uncontrollably, I would have went someone else to sooth her and I would have done my best to ensure she did not destroy your amazing soup and sandwich combo.

Just so you know, your girlfriend was looking past you and was in awe of my adorable little girl who was smiling at her.  She is now baby crazy.  You are welcome.  I win.

Sincerely,

A Human Being with a Miniature Human Being Whom Deserves Respect.

 






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