Mommy Brigade

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Does Mommy ever get a break?

Alright Mommies, I'm going to preface this and say that I absolutely love being a Mom and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world. That being said, Can I go on a vacation?! hahaha
Damon has hit a phase where he throws fits....quite a bit. Some days are better than others, and this week has been A LOT better than last week. Last week I thought I was going to snap. We took away his binky and his bottle and those have made a huge difference. Usually the binky makes him happy if he gets upset, now that that's gone, the fits have hit....hard. If he gets told No, or doesn't get his way, he has a meltdown. I just walk away and let him work it out and when he calms down, I try to distract him from whatever he wanted. If he does something mean, he goes in time out for a minute where he throws his fit, then I come back and get him and tell him why it's mean to hit mommy or throw toys or whatever it was. I feel like it's a pretty good system and it works well for us. He's slowly learning how to deal with his frustrations. Me on the other hand, I'm starting to lose it a little bit! haha There have been times when I put both babies down and just go in another room and close the door for a minute. Rafe has been super constipated and is teething and has just been so fussy lately. He can't take a binky real well because of his tongue so it's hard to soothe him. Add that to the cranky two year old and my days are really fun;) They usually nap at the same time, but all last week and this week they have been on exact opposite schedules. This isn't so bad because most times I'm just dealing with one kid. Especially in the morning. Rafe's afternoon naps are really short because Damon's so loud and whenever I put him upstairs away from the noise, it's almost too quite for him, or Damon will want to go up and get him....which results in me trying to pull him away from the stairs, which causes crying, and the baby to wake up haha.
Anyways, I just needed a little vent shesh and to get these thoughts down. It helps me for some reason when I can type this all out. I know someday I'll look back and laugh at these times. Each day seems to be a little better than the one before, so that is awesome. But the last 6 weeks or so have just worn me out. (that's when we all got sick, sleeping sucked for all, fits started, and teething started.)
Right now they are both sleeping and it's wonderful. I get a little peace and quite and can do something I want, which is always nice;) I know there are lots of you that can relate to me right now, if you have any advice leave a comment or write on my Facebook!
Love you Mommies!


  1. I didn't even know you had this other blog! I love reading your thoughts, it makes me miss talking to you- we really haven't in a long time! Probably because I was going through about the same thing with my 2 kids a few months ago that you are now dealing with with yours :) Rosie was constipated for a while and it is so awful! We just kept feeding her prunes and pears all the time and I think she is finally pooping normal now! I'm having a hard time figuring out a disciplining method for Robby, so it's nice to hear what works for you. Thanks for sharing your thoughts! It's nice to hear someone else going through similar things :)

  2. Vanessa! I'm just seeing this comment, sorry it's taken me awhile! Yeah, this blog is for all my mommy issues and my other one is mostly just family updates and stuff! I'm so glad that I'm not alone! It's so hard to figure out what to do when it comes to kids. sleeping, eating, pooping, fits, EVERYTHING! I wish there was a handbook that just says, if they do this; do this! That would make our job so much easier;) haha We need to get together soon! We go to Florida in a week, when we get back lets get together!