Wednesday, June 8, 2011

"One Year Old"

I have been a mother for almost a year now. My little girl turns 1 on June 27th.  It is still so odd that I have a child, let alone that I’ve had a child for one whole year. Oh the milestones reached. I’m of course speaking of milestones for me, not Selah. She’s developing great. I, on the other hand, am developing slowly but surely into a bona fide mommy! Here are some milestones I’ve reached this past year…
Milestone # 1: She will not die if she get’s sick! I used to think this.
Milestone # 2: I do not need to change her diaper every time she pees. In fact, I wait as long as possible…diapers are expensive and they can hold A LOT.
Milestone # 3: I can shut off the video monitor and she will still continue to breathe! At least I think so…I’m only halfway to this milestone. I turn the monitor off and on.
Milestone # 4: I now realize that she will know that I am her mommy despite me working! This is a big one….and an important milestone for working mommies!
Milestone # 5: Daddy not remembering to do that which mommy asked him regarding our daughter does not mean she will suffer for the rest of her life….it may mean daddy will suffer, but she’ll be just fine!!
Milestone # 6: I’m psychotic and crazy when it comes to my daughter and that’s perfectly fine with me. I’ve accepted this and will now move on. People can talk about me all they want…I don’t care!
Milestone # 7: Giving Selah a taste of something other than organically made, hand blended food does not mean she will be unhealthy and die an untimely death due to heart disease, high cholesterol, or obesity.
Milestone # 8: I cannot avoid changing Selah in a public bathroom stall and so I’ve embraced it. She will not develop a deadly disease from laying on the pull down changing table….at least I don’t think so.
Milestone # 9: Clothes get dirty…and there’s nothing I can do about it.
Milestone # 10: I cannot avoid the freakin’ Wiggles. Try as I may, Selah loves them!
So Happy Birthday to Me….as a mother, I’m one year old!


  1. I love it!!!! Especially #'s 2, 4, and 5!!! Especially #5!!! I laughed out loud on those and I agree with them all! You're the best!!!

  2. These are great milestones!! So very true! You sound like a great mommy. I am glad to know that other people think like me (maybe I am normal when it comes to this stuff). I didn't know I was a germ-a-phobic until I had kids. Thanks for the blog!!

  3. I laughed out loud reading these Joy... especially 5 and 7.

    I think you have done a great job... I wish I was there to see you with Selah. I know you are the BEST mommy. I know this because I always felt you took care of me in a weird, maternal way. I love you!

  4. I love this! It made me laugh, congratulations on making it one year!
    p.s it only gets worse with two, I sleep with 2 baby monitors by my bed ;o)