Dec 2, 2016

We are mothers… Hear us ROAR!

Ok Ladies, we are nearly the proud mother’s of newborn beauties, it is time to own it! It is time to prioritize and look out for number 1… our baby! It is time to make our nest our temple, and make our significant others the best damn team member we can, even if you are already separated. For those of you doing this on your own, YOU CAN DO IT! It’s time to delegate, direct and do the damn thing.



I am at 30 weeks today and I could very well have a baby in the next couple of weeks… God forbid of course! I need all of my days to get it together. I still do not have a nursery, my husband is still afraid of the idea of changing a diaper and I am putting way too many things and people in front of me. I am over doing it every chance I get and am barely sleeping thanks to the big belly and anxiety.

I realize from forums and emails I am not alone in this shit sandwich! I am right in the middle of the transition from “April the pleaser and peacemaker” to “April the Mother who will kick your ass if you try to hinder my ability to be the best mom I can be.” It is time to step up and start being more forceful, make a plan and stick to it, throw out the old to make room for the new. Put safety plugs in my wall sockets… ok, maybe that can wait a month or two…

Ladies… it’s time to make the best damn nest we can weave and fill it full of whatever the hell WE want and the baby needs. It is safe to say I have flipped my shit, and I invite you to join me!

Is your significant other being an asshole? Kick their ass! It’s time for Partner Boot Camp. I am going to make my husband watch parenting videos until he sees that poop does not climb out of the diaper and slap him in the face. I need to know I have a partner in baby rearing and he needs to prove to me he is up for the job. For those of you separated from your partners, it’s time to make a clear outline of what you will need and expect from him. Don’t do this the hard way through trial and error, you need some level of dependability and normalcy in the weeks after baby arrives. For those of you amazing Super Hero single mothers, find your support group, don’t be afraid to ask for help, God knows you will need it. Don’t be scared… my mother was a single mother of three and I think we all turned out great! Ladies regardless of the Partner situation, we have the ability to be amazing loving mothers and it’s time to stand up and do it!

Is your nursery nowhere near where you want it to be? Kick your own ass! I am making a list of everything that needs to be done and then calling in the troops. I have furniture that needs to be moved out of the room to make room for the new baby furniture. I have to wash clothes and create the most organized closet of my life. I need to do a lot of things to get my guest bedroom turned into a nursery. I am going to split that list up and set some goals. Shit needs to be done and dammit I am going to make it happen!

It’s time to make sure that we are as ready for Motherhood as possible. Especially because I hear there is no way to ever be ready, but if we can get some of the obvious stuff out of the way and in-line then maybe it will be a bit easier. I have this new-found rush of anxiety that is helping me to realize that I need to clear up some issues and baggage from my pre-mommy life, so I will be able to enter into Motherhood with a clean slate, conscious and a hell of a partner by my side. The only way to accomplish that is to actually take full control of my life and prepare myself wholly, no more half ass, or I’ll do it tomorrow… I don’t know how many “tomorrows” I will have before baby gets here, and let me just tell you if baby gets here tomorrow, I am full-on in deep doo-doo trouble! What about you? What if your baby gets here tomorrow, are you ready?

Ladies it’s time to emerge from the lion's den and roar! Lets grab our motherhood by the balls and stop being sissies, pushovers, peacemakers, lazy, excuse makers and start being the best damn mothers we can!

Two confused parents=One amused baby Hopelessly we are trying raise a baby who is clearly smarter than both of us. April is an award-winning writer and blogger. Her work has been published in over ten countries and four languages. From books to newspapers, to print/online magazines and everything in between, you can find her work. For more on April, Visit AprilMcCormick.com

6 comments:

  1. Amen! Lol this one is great =D

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  2. Can I get a WHOOP WHOOP!!! ;)

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  3. Thank you! I've been harping and ranting all week. I thought I'd better end with this one, my ultimate Roar... So far ; 0.

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  4. This is baby number two and I am not even close to "prepared" like I was with my first and she was born at thirty three weeks! I am at week thirty now and I need to step it up just in case this baby decides to make an early entrance.
    In a nutshell... You read my mind and have helped light a fire under this oversized pregnant ass.

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  5. omgeeee, I needed this! I'm only 15 weeks, but I was just sobbing about this whole thing: That I'll never be the woman I want to be as a mother.

    I'm not there at the "roar" stage, more like, "eep??" but I'll need this post later, that's for damn sure!

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  6. eep... Too Cute!!! sometimes an eep is all I have too. ;)

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