Baby #6: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

baby girl cartoonI stood there naked, in my dirty bathroom, sobbing into my husband’s white T-shirt. He was leaving for work and wouldn’t be home for about 36 hours.

“It’s just 2 nights.”

“You can do this.”

And then a sweet prayer from the voice of my dear husband…

But I just sobbed.

“I don’t think I want you to ever leave again.” I whined between sobs.

It’s only been 10 days since our new little squish, who we all adore beyond anything we could have imagined, has entered the world. I tell myself what I would tell any other mother at this point.

“You JUST had a baby!!”

“Rest!”

“Enjoy a little down time with your family!”

But when it is you…It’s more like…”OK…It’s been 10 WHOLE DAYS!! Do something productive.   Get caught up with the chores.”

BUT…the reality is:

  • My lady parts still hurt
  • My insides are still achey.
  • I just want to sit with my new baby girl and stare at her uninterrupted.
  • I’m a weepy, emotional mess!
  • I’m already tired of the “trying not to leak fluids routine” as I try to get from the shower to my clothes.
  • My breasts are sore and tender.
  • I NEVER want to have sex again.
  • I feel like I’m neglecting my husband.
  • My other children feel overwhelming.
  • I’m feeling anti-social.
  • I don’t want to ask for help!!

 

And you know what?  This too shall pass.  Everyone is fed and half the children are bathed and bedtime is less than 2 hours away.   God is keeping me calm and I know women are praying for me. I can feel their prayers overflowing me with the Holy Spirit.

AND…

There really is SO much good!!

  • I have friends who are AMAZING cooks who took the time to help fill our freezer before the baby even came. 
  • Even though this is baby number 6, we still received cards in the mail congratulating us on our new addition to the family. 
  • My children are SO very much in love with their new baby sister.. Our hearts are so full!! 
  • An amazing photographer friend took beautiful newborn pictures for us. She made us a super yummy dinner too!!
  • New baby smells and sweet little girl clothes are filling our home again. 
  • We were blessed with a wonderfully good baby!!! She hardly fusses or cries and is a such a sweet little thing. 
  • I finally like my Moby!! I think I’ve used it more in the last 10 days than I ever have and it was purchased for me 3 children ago!!!

So remember dearest mommies…

Rest when you can.

Take help when it’s offered.

and

Remember you Father in heaven loves you and you can be completely dependent on Him to meet all your physical, spiritual and emotional needs!!

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Nickole Perry
Hi! I’m Nickole (note the spelling. my mother did that.) I’m a domestically challenged wiper of bottoms and noses! I’m a coffee drinking, bacon eating mama who loves Jesus and has been pregnant or nursing (sometimes both) for the last 9 years!

8 replies on “Baby #6: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

  1. I have many of the above feelings constantly and I only have 3. I can’t imagine doubling the chaos! But mothering is truly a blessing (even though there are days when I just want to run away from it all!). Continued prayers for you and your family!

    PS: I just took the Moby plunge and got it in the mail today. First things first: Macy pooped on it the first time she was in it!

  2. I have many of the above feelings constantly and I only have 3. I can’t imagine doubling the chaos! But mothering is truly a blessing (even though there are days when I just want to run away from it all!). Continued prayers for you and your family!

    PS: I just took the Moby plunge and got it in the mail today. First things first: Macy pooped on it the first time she was in it!

  3. Such a great post that I can relate to on so many levels and it’s been 8 months since I had my last baby!! Take it easy mama 😉 Praying for you!

  4. Such a great post that I can relate to on so many levels and it’s been 8 months since I had my last baby!! Take it easy mama 😉 Praying for you!

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