October 24, 2014

On Babies: From the Trenches

And to think I thought it was just me!  Here's a Facebook post from a dear friend, who's pregnant with her second child:

I know my friends without kids hear all the time how much harder it is to get stuff done with kids. I know they get sick of it. But here's a little insight into the types of things that come up ALL the time:

 9:00 am : I decide to go run a quick errand with Cora.
9:00-9:10 am : Get Cora dressed while she squiggles and squirm doing everything possible not to get dressed
9:10-9:20 am : Cora starts throwing a tantrum every time I put her down leading me to think she might need a bottle
9:20-9:30 am: Give Cora a bottle
9:30-10:00 am: Cora continues to cry and want to be held.
10:00 am: I decide to try to put Cora down for a nap since it's close to nap time.
10:10 am: After napping for ten minutes, Cora continues to cry and want to be held.
10:30 am: After taking her temperature and holding her, I decide to go out anyway, hoping she is just overly tired and she will fall asleep in the car.
10:45 am: Due to excessive un controllable crying I decide to come back home
11:00 am: We strip her down and put her in the bath and she calms down immediately. We chalk up her crying to one of her toes possibly being squished back in her shoe.
11:30 am: A now fully wired and calm Cora and I decide to go out again.
12:00 pm: Cora falls asleep in the car.
12:30 -???: I write this post from the parking lot in front of the store I need to go to while Cora sleeps.


Sometimes it's a challenge to remember that all children are a GIFT from the Lord.  Thanks, Annabelle, for reaching out to us from the trenches!  This young mother does all this AND takes absolutely exquisite portraiture of those people and occasions that really matter in life:



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