Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mommy needs a break

Today is just one of those days. You know the kind where everything little thing your kid does makes you want to scream. I swore I would never have one of these days but I was wrong.

For the most part I love being a stay at home mom. I wouldn't trade it in for the world. However some days I need a break.

Being hormonal and pregnant doesn't help either. My irritability level is at an all time high and it's not fair to Gianna.

My patience is at an all time low. I am exhausted and crabby. Lovebug woke up bright and early at 545 today. I was able to get her to sleep until 630 but that was it. And all morning she has been testing my patience. Her new favorite thing to do is crawl over to the dog bowls and pick them up and clang them together or play in the water. Ewe!
After moving the dog bowls outta the room she found something else to go after. Typically my phone or my purse. I laid out all of her toys and pooed in a baby Einstein DVD. That didn't help. She was crawling everywhere and getting into everything.

On top of that shes teething and extremely fussy. She constantly wants to be picked up than when you pick her up she screams to be out down. Diaper changes are horrible. She arches her back and kicks her legs! I'm going crazy

This mommy needs a break to get some sanity back. Finally gianna is asleep so instead of sitting down with my nice healthy salad for lunch I'm making Mac and cheese and am going to veg out and watch the help

Then when the hubs gets home I'm gonna throw myself on him and do whatever he asks As long as he promises me a few hours to myself while he takes over daddy duty

Moms out there how do you keep patient when your kiddo is frustrating you

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  1. I feel like I'm SO bad at this too :( I try to walk away and count to 10 (or 20!) and deep breaths. Doesn't always work, but it's worth trying. Don't be too hard on yourself, we all have these moments. The first trimester and first half of the second trimester (along with having a toddler) were the worst. Now that I have more energy, my patience has improved. Good luck :)

  2. We all have those days, I don't have any magic go to formula but on really hard days I just keep trying new things and if that doesn't work a bath is always fun. It might not work for G but TC loves being in the water.

  3. Those kinds of days are the worst! Usually my kid's like that if he wants attention, so I try to remind myself to make him laugh. He'll be happy and I'll be happy. Other times, he gets strapped into the stroller or the car and we get outside! Hopefully tomorrow is better!

  4. it is hard. it seem like all of mine are crabby at the same time. sometimes i put them in a bathtub in the middle of the day. or playdough. sometimes i will just take a walk around the block. if they are strapped in a stroller they are quieter

  5. I lose my patience too. We all have those days. Any mom who says she never loses patiences must be lying because kids big or small will try your patience ALL THE TIME! What helps me gain my sanity back ( and I am a better mom when I am sane..) is exercising. You can still exercise while pregnant, talk to your doctor about a water aerobics class or a prenatal yoga class. ABsolutely start slow but its ok to exercise. Water aerobics is FUN. I took that class for a few months and it was a blast. A better workout than you'd think too. Take Gianna for a walk during the day to help you both clear your heads. She might like the scenery change. Noah gets extra crabby and misbehaves the most when he is bored. the more I structure our day the better our days are, most of the time anyway. Some days there is no getting around misbehavior. Good luck Momma, get your me time! You are doing great!