Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My 52 day old darling

Oh yes.. the wonders of motherhood… wake up, feed baby, burb baby, change baby, feed baby, bath baby, coax baby to sleep…. and the cycle goes on and on. Sounds like I’m complaining. Yes, there are frustrating times, especially when I’ve gone through the whole checklist and did what I can, and the baby is still crying and I have no idea why. Then there are times when I have to multitask, doing 3 things at the same time – feed, burp, coax her to shit, and then change her diaper. Yes… in my baby’s confused state upon waking up, she suddenly realises that she’s hungry, has wind in her stomach, and needs to shit… all at the same time. Amazing isn’t it? But that’s life as a baby. And yes, it’s frustrating because all she knows how to do is to cry, and I’m constantly scratching my head trying to figure out what the hell she wants. It gets so… ARGH!!!!

Baby Elizabeth may be my most difficult client to date, but once she’s calm and soothed, and looks up at me with those puppy dog eyes, and gives a little smile… yes, my heart melts and I know whatever she does, I love my little darling.

I guess at the end of the day, that’s what being a mother is.