It is no secret that I am a new mom. I make rookie mom mistakes all of the time. Such as leaving a roll of toilet paper only one step up in the bathroom, discovered by Miss Chubbs, unrolled and shredded with her four very sharp teeth in the space of a few minutes. Such as Addison crawling over to the plants in the living room at every available opportunity and either scratching her face or eating some dirt. Such as the following video. Sometimes you can try your best and bad things still happen.
I would just like to say that I was told to practice this by Addison's therapist. BTW, Addison is rocking this exercise. Check out her arm strength:
I had to split this into two videos because my phone will only tape in 40 sec intervals. It was during this second video that Addison achieved therapy success and there were tears due to a new mommy/rookie mistake.
Lesson learned. The exercise "Climbing on the Cushion" must always include support on all four sides of said cushion especially when the reclining, successful baby decides to celebrate her climb with a delicious roll.
Her tears lasted for approx 10 seconds....after some cuddles they turned into laughter. She cried much harder earlier today when she got her synergis shot and bled all over Mommy's white Northface fleece (I'm pretty sure we were both crying...yet another rookie mom mistake)
Yes, I feel bad that she rolled off the side of the cushion, but more than that? I'm elated because she successfully crawled on top of it all by herself! She is so strong. She actually did this for the first time during therapy yesterday. The therapist tried it and Addison did it like she had been climbing her whole life. (Note: I read about it on her therapist notes, I was at work. I have no idea how she avoided the rolling incident...I'll check on it)
Anyway, after waking up this morning at 8, changing Addison's diaper, vomiting the breakfast I hadn't even eaten yet and almost immediately going back to bed- this is about how today has gone. I am still in the stage where I feel like absolute poo, my stomach is just starting to pop out enough to make me feel somewhat fat and it's early enough that it's hard to convince myself that there is a baby in there. Thank goodness I have Chubbs to remind me the result of all of this hard work. (If I can manage not to kill Chubbs with my constant mistakes)
I'm probably the only mom who would post such embarrassing proof of her bad motherhood, but I'm more proud of Addison's success (esp since she wasn't hurt) than I am embarrassed for my mistake. You know, Addison's sibling will have to thank her for getting so many painful occurrences out of the way for him/her. I heard the vicious rumor that second time Mommies never make mistakes.....Perhaps I will be the first to bust that rumor. Unfortunately, Mistake is my middle name (and here you thought it was Joy)