Monday, May 11, 2009


I hope you all had a good Mother's day. I know that I did. I love being a mom. These are some of the things I have learned so far in my short time being a mom.

1-I have alot more respect for my mom and the way she raised us kids. I used to take my mom for granted when I was younger. How she managed to cook dinner every night, help us with homework, be our taxi driver, go to all of our activities, entertain us and keep a clean house all with a smile on her face (most of the time) I will never know. I say most of the time because she was never very happy when I had to call her to bring my homework I forgot at school. (my fault though-haha) She has always been a perfectionist and seemed to "have it all together" and I hope that I can be a good mother and show as much love to them as she has shown to me.

2- I have learned that Logan definitely learns by example. She is always trying to copy the things I do. For example she sees me brushing my hair-so she picks up the same brush and tries to brush her hair. Same with the toothbrush ect. The other day I said "Oh crap" and she said "crap" right back to me. (not that crap is that bad of a word-but it made me realize that even as young as she is she learns by the things that I do) It made me realize that I need to watch what I do and say because she is watching and learning from me.

3- I have learned it is okay to not wear makeup and "get ready" every single day. A couple of years ago I would never have gone a day without wearing makeup. Now I realize that there are other things that matter and take priorety too.

4- Having somewhat of a schedule for Logan really has worked. I am not super strict to her schedule all of the time-but I've found keeping her on a schedule as far as sleeping, naps, food time helps her to stay happy.

4-It is important I take "time out" to spend time and play with my children. As I have been typing this post Logan has been nagging at me to get my attention. I just barely took a couple minutes and held her and she gave me the best cuddles. She obviously just wanted my attention and love and it is important that I remember to take a "time out" when life gets busy and give her the attention and love she needs.

5-Being a mother so far is both a sacrifice and rewarding at the same time. Sometimes I feel cut off from the world and all I do is cook, clean, wash clothes, change diapers, make bottles etc and get no acknowlegment for it. It is impossible alot of the time to pick up and go places like we used to and sometimes I just want to scream back at her when she is screaming and throwing a fit for a reason that I do not know. At the same time it is so worth it when she smiles and gives me a big hug and I can feel how much she loves me. It is also amazing seeing her grow and progress as a little person. The milestones have been so much fun to watch. It was awsome the first time she said mama, and the first time she crawled, and I love seeing her express her cute personality more and more. It makes me excited to see and be a part of the person she will become.


Annie. said...

Thanks so much for this post Christi. I have really enjoyed reading the thoughts of my sisters-in-law, sisters, and friends who are mothers this year. I know that I have so much to look forward to in just a few weeks. Thanks for taking the time to share what you have learned. I have benefited from it, others have too, and someday you will be so glad you wrote it down!

Holly said...

Glad you had such a nice Mother's Day! Logan is getting so big and just such a doll. Oh and I really like your hair long!

Brittani said...

I love that you said sometimes you want to scream back...I totally have done that. You are a great mom and we miss you here!

Tara said...

Lovely post! Your mother is amazing and I know you are too. You learned by example. By the way, I am sitting out from a knee injury right now, but come June I will be back in action and we can be cyber running partners?:)