We’ve just returned from Mother’s Day brunch and happily Mac slept through the entire meal, which was a blessing considering the fact that he has cried since 4:30 am and only conked out as we were about to leave for brunch at 10:30. After six hours of nursing, rocking and fussing I needed a mellow hour of eggs, orange juice and conversation with the big boys.
At brunch Surfer Ty surprised me with a beautiful silver locket containing tiny oval pictures of my boys and engraved with “The Boys” on the back. It’s absolutely beautiful and very special and it will help me remember my first Mother’s Day as mom of three.
Everyone’s mellow right now and I might try to sleep for fifteen minutes. I need the fifteen minutes. I hit the so very tired point two days ago that while tidying up the kitchen I tried to slide the baby into the refrigerator. But as I looked at me trying to find room on a shelf for him I realized babies don’t go in fridges. So obviously something else must go in the fridge. I looked behind me, found the gallon of milk and went ah. Milk goes in fridge. Baby goes in basinette.
And now you know how it is here. Mac is still yummy but he’s a tad demanding at the moment. Prefers to sleep in my arms, or on his dad’s chest. Being put down in a tragedy. Having to sleep on one’s own unthinkable. But I indulge him as he smells of milk and the sweetest baby skin and his cheek is so soft that I can’t resist kissing him. He will only be this little once. I know that now. I know how fast kids grow. I know that all too soon he’ll want to wriggle away and play on his own and there will be time for sleep later.
To celebrate my first Mother’s Day with my three boys, I’ve a special Mother’s Day contest that will run through Thursday night midnight and then on Friday morning I’ll announce the winner. I love this prize, too, as it’s a big green and white zebra striped tote bag, with a fun pink and green beach towel, and signed copies of Odd Mom Out and Mrs. Perfect. Want a chance to win? Just tell me something about your Mother’s Day, or being a mom, or about your mom and you’re entered.
Hoping everyone’s having a wonderful day!