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

Tired Again

 

Energy that fluctuates.
Tired.
Weary.
Sitting in a chair,
Lying on bed or couch.
A few minutes of chores:
Dishes
Sew
Then weary again.

Putting the toddler down
For early naps
Or confined playtime in the crib
While mom naps,
Thankful that he doesn't climb out.

Cold
Hot
Nauseated;
Walking slowly to not upset
A delicate balance.

Hungry.
No appetite.
Must eat,
But what?
How
Where?

Depressed.
Irritable.
Weak.

Frustrated
By lack of energy.
So much of house a mess.
Laundry to do.

Beds to make.
Sweep.
Dust.
Mop.
Dishes.
Consider it fortunate when dishes
Get done.

In a couple of months
I'll feel better.
I'll have more energy,
Less nausea.

After all,
I just found out-

I'm pregnant.
Copyright 1988 by Judith E. Garling

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