Reflections on Mommyhood

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Contents

Preface
The Presence
Waiting
Time Bomb
Wolf, Wolf
Rough Passage
The Newborn
Garage Sales and Baby
Mom's Conflict
Another Battle
The Transformation
My Child
Vacation with Baby
Busy Baby
The Battle
Horsie
Exploring
At Thirteen and Fourteen Months
Books and Puzzles
Christmas 1984
Lookie, Mommy
Toddler Words
A is for Ark
Me, Daniel
Three Little Words
Mommy, It Hurts
Daniel
No
Why?
Tired Again
Comparisons
Two Little Boys
A Father's Pride
Number Two Son
Tears
Oh, God
Too Soon

Mommy, It Hurts

 

Little boy, not yet two
Learned new words this week.

Doctor
Nurse
Hurt
Shot
I.V.

He saw the doctor
Wednesday.
The nurse gave him a shot.
"Lady...hurt."

He saw the doctor
Thursday.
The nurse gave him a shot.
"Lady,..hurt."

He saw more doctors and nurses
Thursday
At Children's Hospital.
Learned of inhalants
I.V.'s
X-rays.
"Man...hurt."
"Done! Done!"

Medicines.
Milky pink.
Clear pink.
Dots on food.
Awful stuff.
He slept on daddy's chest
On the couch.
When he slept.

He saw the doctor
Friday.
No shots today.
Take medicine,
Come back.

Asthma.
Copyright 1987 by Judith E. Garling

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