Tuesday, December 11, 2012

10 Months Old

My sweet baby boy turned 10 months old on November 25th and he just had his well visit yesterday.

I dread taking him to the doctor.

Yes, I AM that Mommy…

Don’t act like you don’t know her, because you know you do (and don’t give me shifty eyes if you are the person I am about to describe)…

She can usually be found in the waiting area…clutching her child as if he is next in line for abduction…

…She is the the one who has bitten her nails down to nubs and is STILL BITING

…The Mommy who is sitting there sprouting a glorious sweat mustache and who can’t stop kissing her little one…

I cannot STAND seeing him get shots. I HATE IT. Even just typing out those words makes me feel like I am simultaneously going to throw up and/or cry.

When the Doctor turns to me with that sweet, saccharine smile and says “I see it’s time for little guy’s shots!” I want to drop kick her right.in.the.face like POW!!!!!

Except, I can’t and I don’t because I know…this is for Ethan’s good…and it doesn’t hurt that much, right?...and he may cry but he won’t remember it, RIGHT?!!!!

And then I hyperventilate as the nurse sweetly tells me to lay him down on the table. He looks up at me with those big, beautiful brown eyes and I feel he can see right through my forced, plastic smile. I kiss him and make funny noises and cross my eyes and stick out my tongue and it works…until I see that moment in his eyes when something suddenly HURTS and he looks at me and those huge, drippy, wet tears start flowing and I say “I’m sorry baby” over and over until they stick him again (BASTARDS!) and he cries again ANGRILY this time as if to say, “REALLY MOMMY?! TWICE?!”

As soon as the band aid is on, I scoop him up in my arms and bounce him up and down and wipe away tears that are too big for such a small face. I kiss him a million times and stroke his curly mess of hair as he lays his head on my shoulder.

It’s the worse feeling in the world and yes I know I am ridiculously theatrical, but that’s what it feels like every time I go to the doctor’s office. No lie, I usually BEG someone to come with me so they can hold him down and I can close my eyes and kiss him while THEY get to be the bad guy.

Its terrible Mothering and I know but whatever. ;)

In other less dramatic news, Ethan is growing like a little weed.

Fun Ethan Stats:

1.)    22lbs and 29 inches, or in other words, my little fatty.
2.)    A mouth full of teeth (he looks like a little monster).
3.)    His favorite things to do are bite EVERYTHING, make grab hands like “gimme gimme”, throw blankets over himself and laugh, give open mouthed kisses, eat anything and everything, smack me excitedly in the face and grin when I come home from work, pull himself up and sit back down on his butt, over and over again.
4.)    His dislikes are sitting still and the new bathtub. He loves to bathe, but ever since we moved, he HATES the tub!!!!

And most importantly, he is 10 months of wonderful perfection <3



  1. Aww. I imagine I, also, will be THAT mommy! It's like I was there with you. I can't wait to have a baby of my own, but I wholeheartedly am DREADING those doctors visits. You're right. He won't remember them after they stop hurting, so don't beat yourself up too much! Hugs!

  2. i get you because i'm a little bit like that mom. AOI had her 12month jab last thursday, i wouldn't even take her to the playgroup because i thought she was too delicate, lol. i breastfeed her right in front of the nurse to comfort my baby

    1. Omg! When I was breastfeeding full time, I did the SAME THING. As soon as the needle was out, I whipped out my boob, male doctor and all. E's father used to belike "really?!" And I'm all "HE NEEDS ME!" hahaha <3

  3. OMG he is so cute !I found you through the Aloha Friday Blog Hop, feel free to visit my blog anytime :-)

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  4. He is so adorable, it's no wonder you're a nervous mommy!! I was errr....am...a nervous mommy even now, 10 years later. I've lightened up a bit but still I worry. :)

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  5. Aww it must be so hard to see him get a shot! :( He sure is adorable though!