30 November 2012

Trial and Error

One year ago today was my official due date. I was 40 weeks pregnant, exhausted and the biggest scatter brain ever.

Today two out of three of those traits have hung around.

I guess exhaustion and absent mindedness go hand in hand, but I swear my IQ has dropped 20 points since expecting.

Don’t call Social Services on me, but once I was boiling bottle nipples on the stove-top (to sterilize, not eat) and accidentally left the burner on for over 30 minutes, unattended while I ran an errand with the babe.

 When I came home the flame was out but the gas still on and the nipples melted onto the pot they were in. (Seriously, don’t judge me. I felt horrible.)

Thankfully things like that don't happen daily.

 I am often running around the house trying to get things together before heading out the door somewhere though. I am so unorganized and having so many items I need to tote along with me just to head to the grocery store does not help me out.

Then once I'm at the store checking out, Natalie starts crying for me to hold her. I pick her up, put things on the conveyor belt, drop things, accidentally bump Natalie's head on the magazine stand while picking things up, try soothing her and then feel like punching the lady behind me in the face for rolling her eyes and moving to the line next to us.

I honestly don't know how moms with multiple kids manage everything. I feel like goddamn Superwoman when I can get my act together enough to not set things on fire, let alone actually get things I need to do done.

I guess it just means I’m too preoccupied with Natalie to really pay much attention to anything else (or that my brain isn’t big enough to handle even the most simple tasks, I don’t fucking know) but most days I just feel like a hot mess.

I'm a happy, loving hot mess that wouldn't trade motherhood for anything in the world but it would be nice to have my act just slightly more together.

I'm working on it though, one mistake at a time.

What's been your biggest "doh!" moment?

12 Thoughts :

Nessa November 30, 2012 at 8:49 PM  

Haha I saw post on facebook and apparently many, many moms have overboiled their nipples. I haven't.

I'm not sure what my worst moment like that was, but I'm sure I've had many. And I always still feel so rushed, unorganized, and like a huge mess. I dont know if I'll ever be really comfortable with motherhood.

Megan November 30, 2012 at 9:35 PM  

After I had Kinsley I literally locked the 4 of us out of the house AT LEAST 5 times. FIVE. In the cold or when it was hot. With no where to go and the closest person with a key was 30+ minutes. Yeah...

Marjorie November 30, 2012 at 9:47 PM  

Ugh. I think it all has to do with the age of the kids. Under 2 is so needy, then it gets easier. I forgotten so many things, of course I can't remember anything specific now. lol

Sean Marie November 30, 2012 at 10:16 PM  

That makes me feel better to know! At least I'm not the only airhead.

Ali November 30, 2012 at 10:18 PM  

First, the new layout totally suits you.

Second, I really did laugh out loud about hitting Nat on the magazine stand!

One time at Babies R Us I completely ran into a peg while holding Presley. And when I say I ran into the peg, I mean I ran Presley into the peg. And it slammed into her neck. :(((((((

I. felt. awful. But the peg was empty and I have horrible depth perception! But what doesn't kill them makes them stronger..? LOL. Ugh.

Sean Marie November 30, 2012 at 10:21 PM  

Geez, that is pretty bad! I've locked myself out of the house at least twice since Natalie's been born but luckily my spare key was a short walk away. Plus it was in the summer. Kids make ya nuts, I swear.

Mama December 1, 2012 at 4:26 AM  

I think if your house is unorganized and you are a nut... chances are your kids are happy, clean, and very loved. It is impossible to do it all right... you know what I mean? This post makes me love you more than ever. I see so much of myself in it. Xo.

Stephanie December 1, 2012 at 11:36 AM  

Haha, this is horrible, but I had to laugh about your scenario at the check out line. Just last night, I was putting Chloe into her crib, and she turned funny and I knocked her head on the side. Cue tears. I felt horrible, like I just can't win sometimes. I will say I'm terrified of how I will operate with two kids!

Noel Bressler December 2, 2012 at 3:16 PM  

Oh my gosh...so I'm not the only mom giving my child an accidental concussion from time to time? lol...I feel like a mess more often than not, too. It makes it even harder being that my bff has a little girl, just about the same age as my own, who rarely fusses, never cries, is happy and content doing anything at anytime nap or no nap while my own child is not afraid to let you know the second she's unhappy...sigh.

Hilary @ Peanut Butter Spoonfuls December 2, 2012 at 5:44 PM  

Just found your blog, and after reading only this one post I'm already hooked! I have one little guy (14 months) and I constantly marvel at how anyone can even dress themselves with more than one kid since I don't really manage most days as it is.

I semi-recently locked my kid in the car on the way to baby music class. The cops came quickly, he was totally fine, and I was mostly inconsolable. We walk into class and there is a mom with 3 kids under 4, totally pulled together and on time for class. Sigh.

Shana Scott December 3, 2012 at 11:53 PM  

ive become obsessed with organization because of howvhair brained i am between work a toddler and pregnancy! my worst is when i forgot to send milk to school!!

Krista December 4, 2012 at 12:53 PM  

Oh good Lord, it has been almost 7 years since I had my first son and I still don't have my brain back. I fear it is gone for good ;) I do stupid things all the time, I just can't remember them to tell you...ha!