Where My Girls At? Crazy Moms Unite.

One time I got after my parents for wasting too many wipes when they were changing the baby for me.  

With my first baby there were so many unspoken rules.

Not the real rules like babies should sleep on their backs, but silly rules I created in my head.

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The strangest one, that I can remember right now, is that I decided we would use just one wipe for pee diapers and two wipes for poop diapers.  One time I got after my parents for wasting too many wipes when they were changing the baby for me.

Looking back it was ludicrous that I thought I needed to control the number of wipes we used each time.

It’s clear I just felt like I needed to be in control of something.   My world was spinning out of control those first few months as a new mom, and I didn’t know how to deal.

Well let me tell you, there is no counting of wipes with the second baby.  Not because I don’t love her as much to try to control everything in the world, but because I have more perspective.

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The second child gets the hand-me-down goods (like this repurposed sign:) and a more relaxed mama.

Besides, this baby has her own agenda.  The moment I start wiping her, she decides to start peeing again.  If I’m lucky I can whip the diaper back up in time.  But when she’s really cunning, she waits until I have just removed the old diaper, to swap in the new one, and she lets loose.  Needless to say, there is a lot of wash.  I thought getting peed on was supposed to be a boy thing?  Shows how much I know.

It doesn’t matter how many wipes I “intended” to use, I am wiping all the lady parts down again.  I burn through wipes faster than I can count.  And it’s ok, because #2ndtimemom here.  Who the heck cares?!

As annoying as she can be, that frozen girl was on to something.  LET IT GO.

First time moms, second time moms, all the moms – what are/were you trying to control in motherhood that is plain crazy when you can think rationally about it?

For some of you, you are probably too deep in to new motherhood for you to pinpoint it now.  But if your brain literally hurts all the time (like mine did), and you can barely think in full sentences, there are probably a few things on your list to start letting go of.

I don’t want to be the only crazy person up in here.  Feel free to share your #crazymom moment.

You’re in a safe place.  I’ve got your back mamacita;)

Author: J.K. Coy

Orange County Mom. Wife. Author. I like being active almost as much as I love dark chocolate, so that works out well most days.

4 thoughts on “Where My Girls At? Crazy Moms Unite.”

  1. With my first I had a log of every feeding (which side he nursed on and for how long) and each diaper, including wet or solid and a break down of the bm’s consistency. I was losing my mind and just trying to have some control and find a way to know whether or not I was taking care of him right. This chart was thrown out for number 2 and by Baby 3 he was lucky if I knew how many months old he was let alone the week count. Lol.

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    1. Hahahah, omg – totally forgot about the BM tracker! I so did that too with my first. I probably still have it saved in an app somewhere. After my 2nd pooped on me twice in her first hour, I figured she had her sh*t together, and never bothered tracking!

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  2. I used to get really annoyed when people would buy the baby gifts of things that we already had. It would annoy me because I would feel like “oh course my child already has Christmas PJ’s, today is December 23rd,” but I have stopped this line of thinking. I too think it was a way of trying to control something. Now I just say thank you and try to enjoy the gift.

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