Thursday, April 21, 2011

Confessions of a Mom

Some of yesterdays events inspired me to write about some of my "Confessions" as a Mom. I guess there are a few things I just need to get off of my chest.

1. I didn't want kids. I'm happy that God blessed me with children but until a couple of years ago they were never in my plans.

2. I look forward to going to the grocery store. I stay home with the boys for at least 50 hours a week. I really look forward to getting away no matter what the reason.

3.  I HATE Barney and Friends.

4. Losing pregnancy weight is much harder than I ever imagined. I had never had a problem losing weight before in my life. It's as if my metabolism suddenly realized I am not a teenager anymore and came to a sudden halt.

5. I hated breastfeeding. I felt like a fat dairy cow. I was exhausted and it wasn't fair that I had to take care of every feeding!

6. I felt like I had to breastfeed both my boys or I would be a horrible mother. After all, "breast milk is best for your baby." I know breast milk is the healthiest choice but it doesn't always work out and I felt super guilty when it didn't work for us.

7. For Mother's Day, what I really what is a day away from my kids. A "me" day.

8. I didn't enjoy every minute of pregnancy. Especially not the morning sickness,  nausea, stretch marks, Braxton Hicks contractions, back aches, pinched sciatic nerve, insomnia and weight gain. However I loved feeling baby kicks and hearing the heat beat over the monitor. That was absolutely amazing every time.

9. I don't appreciate unsolicited advice. For example, if you happen to notice my stretch marks (not easy to miss) please keep your remarks to yourself. If you say,  "You should have put some cocoa  butter on those," I might not say anything to you but I'm probably ready to bite your head off or snap back at you. And just for the record, I did use cocoa butter everyday and still got stretch marks.

10. Even though car seats save lives, they are a huge pain in the rear end.

11. I don't like changing diapers. I don't mind changing diapers but I certainly don't enjoy it. I've been in situations where a child needs a diaper changed (ie, nursery) and when it comes to decide who will change the diaper, it's always a mom. "oh she's a mom, she likes changing diapers." Really?! No way!

12. Baby carriers never get any easier to carry.

13. The last book I read was by Dr. Suess.

14. I always carry around baby wipes.

15. I have a song from Seasame Street stuck in my head right now.

16. The last movie I saw was by Disney.

17. Being a mom is the hardest thing I've ever had to do!

What's your mom confession? I know you have some.


  1. Tracy, I am so happy you were able to do that! Sometimes it feels so much better just being able to get stuff out on the table...well for me anyway! I don't really like being pregnant either! It's just a means to an end for me :) I totally don't get those women who think pregnancy is magical! Being a mommy is the hardest long term thing I have ever done too! It really takes a lot out of you and I LOVE getting away sometimes too and I wish I could do it a little more often. I think you are the voice of so many mother. I think you're wonderful!

  2. Tracy,
    I hate Spiderman...and Tangled. No really, I am SO tired of watching the same movies on movie night! Haha. I know all the words and it haunts me in my sleep. You said it all, took the words right out of my mouth-being a mommy is HARD work. The hardest thing I've ever done! Harder than any test I've ever studied for-because you really can't "study" all that well for a baby. Harder than any relationship I've ever had-because you always want to be their friend but have to hold them accountable at such a young age! Harder than anything! This post is very encouraging!

  3. confession as a mother is that I get SO wrapped up in my children that personal hygiene takes a back door....for example, I'm standing outside and suddenly become aware of the curious sensation of the hair on my legs moving with the breeze. Then it occurs to me that I haven't shaved me legs in weeks.

  4. Love this list! My confession- I couldn't wait to go back to work after my daughter was born. I spent the last 10 weeks of my pregnancy on bed rest, so as much as I was enjoying my new baby, I was sick of being cooped up in the house.

  5. Everday I struggle to get out of the house to go to work. Looking in my baby's eyes puts my in a love trance. I lose all track of time and I could stay home all day. However, once I hit my car and turn on the radio all I can think of is, "I'm free for eight hours!" I don't look back while I am at work, but the next morning, it's the same struggle.

    Check out more about my struggle at


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