Sunday, November 22, 2009

Overwhelmed... but "I can handle it".. (or so I hope)

I gotta say this past week has been very difficult in terms of mommyhood and such stuff...
My daughters are "apples and oranges", so different from each other, so hard to figure out...
Olivia was such an easy and wonderful baby, and now she is a typical two year old, although I must admit that I feel blessed with her; she does get better and more obedient every day and being in school has certainly helped when it comes to her following my commands or directions....
Gaby, on the other hand, is a handful.. literally, the baby I thought I'd never had!.. she is so difficult and for the first time, this week I felt that things were getting out of hand... She is constantly crying and wanting to be held and is such an extremely needy baby... Even in all her cuteness, sometimes I get so overwhelmed that all I want to do is run away and cry!... I know there HAVE to be other mommies in this world that feel like this, at some point... right?
Yesterday I felt like I needed to get out of the house, BY MYSELF, and enjoy some "alone" time.. I was lucky enough to meet with my friend Liz and just talk for a while, with no kids and no husband in tow... that was awesome!
As I got home I realized that things are not so bad and that babies will have bad days and so will mommies... I felt relieved to see that Iggy is so supportive and he clearly understood my need to get out and breathe!... The first thing I did when I got back was run to Gaby and hug her, kiss her and snuggle her.. it felt GREAT!...I even felt bad for leaving her for two hours!...
So... bottom line.. "it might be a crazy life.. but it's my life" and I love it!... and yes.. I can handle it!... (or so I hope!)....;)

3 comments:

The Herlihy Family said...

Adriana I understand what you are going through and it IS NOT easy. KA was like this the first 7 weeks of her life... Kevin was away for 3 of those weeks. She is MUCH better now but also had a slight ear infection almost two weeks ago and she has been more clingy since then. It is rough but it won't last forever! That is great that Iggy was able to watch the girls so you could have some time to yourself. As long as Gaby is clingy make sure that you are getting that "me" time... it will help SO much!

ELIZABETHDIAZ said...

adri if anyone can handle it you definitely can!! you're super mom!! :) but it was nice getting away and having a therapy session to ourselves on saturday!! anytime you want to talk i'm here!! xoxo have a great week and enjoy your family :)

Familia Diaz-Salvioli said...

Adriana,
Tranquila! Eso es parte de ser mama. No todos los dias uno tiene la paciencia que ellos necesitan. El otro dia tambien me sentia asi porque si no es una cosa es otra, pero luego pense que ellas solo van a tener esta edad una sola vez y hay que disfrutar cada etapa de sus vidas! Isabella aun no se duerme si no estoy con ella. Al principio me irritaba pasar una hora tratandola de dormir. Ahora, me llevo la laptop y mientras ella se duerme, yo hago cosas con la laptop y me ha resultado. Paciencia y animo! :-)