Monday, March 7, 2011

Long Week

Y'all.  I have never been so glad to see a Monday come.  Last week was rough- really rough.

*Warning- this post contains talk of my child's poo.

Gray and I were stuck at home all last week due to teething/diarrhea.  This soy formula momma is not used to soft stool! Soy tends to make very firm BMs.  So muddy diapers at our house are not so bad...until last week.  It has been terrible...I have felt so bad for the little guy.  He also has been pretty restless and naptime has gone out the window.  A grumpy, tired, 7 month old having diarrhea tends to scream.  A lot.  How many more teeth have to come in?

Can I just say now how hard being a mom is?  I feel so helpless sometimes. Some days I tell Ashley that I have no idea what I am doing.  I guess every mom feels that at some point.  Just when I get the hang of one stage, he grows out of it!  And when did he get so big...was I taking a nap?  A friend and I were talking on facebook last week and I was commenting on how big her son was.  He will be 3 this year and he was just born yesterday!  She said "Don't blink".  I said "I did!  And now he is 7 months old!"

{Gray laughing at Kasey before bedtime}

Then at the end of a week where I questioned if I was doing everything wrong, I receive this text message:

{This was sent from Grayson's birth family}
 "Just wanted to tell you- we are so thankful that God brought you and Artie into our lives. You are wonderful parents to Grayson and we can't imagine anyone else loving him like you two do. Thank You!"

Are you crying yet?  I was...I couldn't even respond right away because it made me so emotional.  There is not a day that does not go by that I do not think about their sacrifice.

We were able to spend some time with them recently and had a ball!  I love seeing them with him.  I love  being able to have photographs to show him.  I just love them in general!  We have such a special relationship and I would not have it any other way.

So far this week has started off much better than last.  Tomorrow is Shrove Tuesday and I am excited to go eat some pancakes!!

I hope you have a great week!


Lindsey said...

Being a mom is tough. Most days I don't know what I am doing either. Most days I am just flat out exhausted. They are totally worth every bit of exhaustion though! They do grow way to fast.

RELH said...

:) Your post made me smile. I bet many of us parents could write a similar one.

I am so happy that your relationship with the birthfamily is great!