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

The Transformation

 

Sweet and happy, bouncing child
Eyes so open, smile so wide
Hugs and kisses, such a joy!
So content, this child of mine!!

Change occurs, a scary sight:
Whining, crying, discontent
Nothing pleases, nothing smooth,
Nothing tranquil, chaos reigns.

Transformation so complete
Diagnosis soon is sought.
Mother learns the remedy
Little baby needs a nap!
Copyright 1988 by Judith E. Garling

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