Saturday, May 10, 2008

Mother's Day thoughts


It's the day before Mother's Day, and I've been doing a lot of "Mom" kind of things. H made it through day one after gum surgery. She's been incredible about keeping ice on her mouth, so the swelling isn't too bad. I've been spending the last two days making up ice packs every twenty minutes, and making soft mushy foods. Her appetite hasn't suffered, so I guess that's a good thing. She slept in our bed last night, with me. (J slept in the guest room). The most difficult part is sleeping with her head elevated. She slid down off the pillow in the middle of the night. I tried to get her to wake up and move so that she was more elevated, but she wasn't having any of that. So, she woke up with blood crusted on her teeth (I know, ewwwww....), and a couple of Angelina Jolie-like lips. The pain medicine let her get a good night's sleep, unlike me, who woke up every hour to check on her. It's now almost noon and she hasn't asked for advil or pain medicine, so I think she's on the mend.

I think she's going to look back on this fondly, because she's had non-stop TV since we got home yesterday (something she NEVER has time or permission to do), and she loves the soft diet of ice cream, noodles, applesauce, pudding, oatmeal...stuff she lived on as a two year old. The only thing she will HATE, is that I'm posting the above picture of her with the ice pack on her mouth.

Speaking of two year-olds, here's a cute little video in honor of Mother's Day. I wish I'd had digital video when H was little. They talk like this for such a short time...



I love being a mom. It's the best job I've ever had, and I'm grateful for every minute of it.