Motherhood

6 Times Motherhood made me crazy

OK so there’s way more than 6 but we don’t have all day so I’ll keep it simple. I would like to thank the sleep deprivation but most of all the baby. It’s because of you that motherhood made me crazy.

  1. I cried in the hospital car park when my husband wanted to carry our 3 day old son in the console without a cover on, I was convinced he would catch something.
  2. I was crazy obsessed with routine when my son was first born. I made very small specific time frames for visitors, unfortunately he wasn’t on board with the routine so he was always asleep when they arrived.
  3. One time my husband touched the outside of a bottle I had just sterilised. I had a meltdown and sterilised it again.
  4.  If breast milk was precious then I was Gollum because I used to pour every last drop into the bottles. Unfortunately one day after a long sleepless night I accidentally poured 120ml straight into the sink. I went mental.
  5. I’ve lost count of the amount of times I frantically searched the bed thinking my son was under the covers. One time I woke up panicking because he was under the covers, I could feel him breathing! I managed to get him out then realised I was holding a pillow.
  6. I woke up shaking the lamp upside down. I thought it was the baby.

I’d love to know I’m not alone and hear about the times motherhood has made you crazy!

 

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I am so crazy I scrunched up this piece of paper.. or playdough, not really sure what it is.mad
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    kristin mccarthy

    December 13, 2016

    Oh yeah- the golden breastmilk! I hear ya

    Crazy how things have changed from our first born to our fourth!

    #twinklytuesday

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    Jo

    December 14, 2016

    Hey Emma, this all brings it back to me. I remember too being like that with the germs and the bang bottle. Every single item of clothing had to go through the washing machine BEFORE we put it on him. Even the best organic hand made cotton baby grows. Is that still a thing people do? Ps you have one cute baby. Jo x

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      Emma

      December 16, 2016

      Thanks Jo, that’s so funny, I hear you on that one. I washed all his clothes twice because I wanted them to be clean and smell like us! Thank you xx

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    jo

    December 14, 2016

    Also I remember the dreaded germs. There was always one mum at baby group who’d casually announce after the babies had crawled over each other that hers had a bit of a temperature. Jo #Anythinggoes

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      Emma

      December 16, 2016

      Oh god, I am always so nervous that he’s going to get sick. You should have seen me yesterday wiping down a high chair!

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    Mummy Times Two

    December 15, 2016

    Motherhood certainly can send us crazy at times! I once stood in the supermarket rocking a bag of tomatoes, I’d forgotten my grandma was holding the baby! #Sharingthebloglove

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      Emma

      December 16, 2016

      This made me laugh so much because I once had Will in the carrier and was rocking the trolley. Haha a bag of tomatoes, classic!

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    Cathryn

    December 15, 2016

    Haha yep to these! I am full on crazy about things. My husband once suggested to pour away milk as we had loads in the freezer! I went a bit mad haha.

    #SharingtheBlogLove

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      Emma

      December 16, 2016

      haha this made me laugh, they just don’t understand how precious the milk is! I always felt like there was never enough.

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    You’re not alone! I think every mother has these types of experiences. I still always hear my son crying when I’m in the shower and I’ll poke my head out and realize he’s playing quietly in his room! #SharingtheBlogLove
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      Emma

      December 16, 2016

      haha that happens to me too! Always hearing cries in the shower! Thanks for reading.

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    John Adams

    December 16, 2016

    Well I’m a stay at home dad so have a somewhat different experience to you, although fatherhood hasn’t yet made me insane. It;s tried, but we’ve not quite got there yet! The outside of the bottle thing made me laugh. Thankfully babies are tougher than we think. I don’t thimk your child was in any danger!!

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      Emma

      December 16, 2016

      I love how you say it’s tried!! haha the outside of the bottle… what was I thinking?! I should really change this to parenthood!

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    Anna (ToysPreschool)

    December 16, 2016

    I think every mum has done the panic search of the bed, to then find the baby fast asleep in their cot!

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      Emma

      December 16, 2016

      It’s such a relief when you realise they’re in their cot!

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    Rach

    December 16, 2016

    Can I go with everyday? #thatfridaylinky

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      Emma

      December 16, 2016

      haha yes you can!

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    Laura - dear bear and beany

    December 16, 2016

    I’ve lost count the number of crazy things I’ve done as a mum. My latest one is I keep thinking I’ve lost Alice when we are out and then I realise she is at school. I can’t get used to only having 1 child to watch. Thank you for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove x

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      Emma

      December 16, 2016

      Oh it must be so strange when they go to school!

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    Nige

    December 18, 2016

    Super post fatherhood can do this too really relate to sleep deprivation having twin girls Thanks for linking to the #THAT FRIDAY LINKY come back next week please

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      Emma

      December 18, 2016

      Thank you for hosting!

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    OMG! I cannot tell you how many times I woke up in sheer panic thinking that I had fallen asleep with one of my babies and was suffocating them. Should have given up sleeping with the cats during that time….(why the hell didn’t I do that?!?). #SharingtheBlogLove

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      Emma

      December 20, 2016

      It’s so scary and then such a relief when you realise they are safe!

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    Emma T

    December 19, 2016

    I’ve done the last one as well. Major panic when you think they’re in the bed and they’re not. Damn tiredness #sharingthebloglove

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      Emma

      December 20, 2016

      Thanks so much for reading! I think most parents can relate to that last one!

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    Lucy's Locket

    December 20, 2016

    haha, I blame sleep deprivation and baby brain! That saying about crying over spilt milk has no application whatsoever to breast milk – cry away! I’ve been there too! #GlobalBlogging
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      Emma

      December 20, 2016

      Haha yes, they definitely weren’t talking about breastmilk when they came up with that saying!

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    Brandi with Big Fit Fam

    December 20, 2016

    Oh man, this a great list, but i can’t believe you only have 5 times! #ABloggingGoodTime

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      Emma

      December 21, 2016

      haha I thought I would keep it short and sweet!

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    Katy - Hot Pink Wellingtons

    December 21, 2016

    I’m sure there must be so many breakdowns across the country over wasted breastmilk! I remember losing it with my husband after finding out that on my ‘night off’ when he was doing the night feeds that my son refused the bottle and instead of putting the milk back in the fridge, he poured it all down the sink!!! Suffice to say I cried a lot! Thanks for joining us at #SharingtheBlogLove

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      Emma

      January 2, 2017

      Oh no! They don’t realise how precious it is, they just think you can always get plenty more!

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    Random Musings

    December 24, 2016

    I can only imagine the relief that realising you were holding a pillow must have brought!
    Thanks for linking up to #AnythingGoes :)
    Debbie

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      Emma

      January 2, 2017

      haha yes, so much relief!

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    Grumpy Mum (@The_Grumpy_Mum)

    December 30, 2016

    Ha! Number 5 made me laugh, for the first month every time I started to go to sleep I would freak out because I was convinced Baby was in the bed… Pillows and folds of the duvet were constantly being fished out in a panic. I’d completely forgotten about it until I read your post :-) #brillblogposts

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      Emma

      January 2, 2017

      haha funny how many people related to that one, I still do it sometimes!

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    Emily

    December 31, 2016

    I can relate to so much of this! Our twins were prem so I was paranoid they were going to catch everything going when we finally brought them home. I made every one wash their hands before touching, holding them etc. They’re almost five now and I still check in on them every night before I go to bed. I think it’s just what parents do! Thanks for linking up to #ThatFridayLinky

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      Emma

      January 2, 2017

      I was so scared of germs from family members too! Thanks for reading x

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    Crummy Mummy

    January 3, 2017

    I’ve cried over spilt breast milk on more than one occasion – there’s a reason sleep deprivation is used as a form of torture you know! #twinklytuesday
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      Emma

      January 4, 2017

      haha thank you for reading x

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    Lucy At Home

    January 5, 2017

    Haha oh yes I remember those early days! I used to wake up most nights convinced that I’d fallen asleep on top of my baby, but she’d be happily dreaming away in her cot. I also was meticulous about the sterilising the bottles and remember it being a nightmare trying to assemble the thing with the sterilised plastic tongs rather than my fingers. Aaargh! #SharingTheBlogLove
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      Emma

      January 7, 2017

      I forgot about the plastic tongs! Because if you used your hands you would have to touch the teat part. haha thanks for reading.

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    Twin Pickle

    January 5, 2017

    Oh yes. I hear ya mama! I blubber like a newborn the second I left the hospital with the twins. I couldn’t stop. Was it cabin fever after five long days on my own in the same room? Was it pain? Was it relief? No idea but I couldn’t stop for about 30mins. I was also a bit of a sterilizing queen! haha

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      Emma

      January 7, 2017

      haha steralizing queen. Those newborn blues are so difficult! Thanks for reading x

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    Susie at This Is Me Now

    January 5, 2017

    Oh yes, this sounds familiar! I thought I’d fallen asleep with my daughter on me in bed once, but I had put her in the moses basket… I just couldn’t remember!! #SharingtheBlogLove
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      Emma

      January 7, 2017

      I still wake up looking for him in my bed and we haven’t slept in the same room for 7 months! x

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    Jaki

    January 5, 2017

    Sleep deprivation and let’s not forget them nasty ass hormones! I swear mine have never returned to normal – if they ever even were!! You’re not alone. We’re all cuckoo at some point during this crazy journey! #sharingthebloglove
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      Emma

      January 7, 2017

      haha Thank you for reading xx

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    Claire

    January 6, 2017

    Oh man, we never co-slept but (Or because of) with our first I’d wake up at least once a night for the first 6 weeks or so and sit up straight and rip the covers back looking for him! I was sure he was suffocating underneath! (He was, of course, safe in his moses basket!) #sharingthebloglove

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      Emma

      January 7, 2017

      It seems to happen to everyone! Thanks for reading x

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    Cal at Family Makes

    January 7, 2017

    I see that everyone is sharing your craziness! Me too! Especially the breast milk thing – when you can only squeeze out 1oz at a time, that stuff is precious! It doesn’t get any better as they get older – I often find myself frantically looking around as I don’t have a child on each hand, only to remember one of them is with his Dad or something!

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      Emma

      January 8, 2017

      haha so it never ends! Thanks for reading. x

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    Cal at Family Makes

    January 7, 2017

    p.s. #SharingTheBlogLove but even forgot that!!
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