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Oh yeah, you read that right, TGIFF. You can edit your own vocab for that second ‘f’!

It’s been one of those weeks.

Motherhood is tough, exhausting and has brought me to tears more than once this week. For all you bloggers out there who babble about the bullshit of it being the sweetest moments of your life, I think you need to get a life. More on that later, though. When I’ve had a few glasses of wine and can let me thoughts on early motherhood fly. I’m hoping what everyone says is true- that the memories fade to bliss over time!

Don’t get me wrong, I love the ‘Madster’ to pieces, so much so that I washed all of her new clothes from Gigi immediately, with the jeans that she peed all over, and promptly turned them all light blue. I need a laundry fairy in my life real bad…

Yesterday, while traveling, we had quite an adventure- having her strapped in the Moby wrap, sound asleep and trying to figure out how to pee, pull up my pants and wash my hands… With a crammed full diaper bag, a stroller over my shoulder and a sleeping baby strapped to my chest. Oh lord, honestly, I cried more than her. She slept through the entire trip with only one little peep as we started the decent.

Now we are at the GPs, while Maddie gets maximum attention and Momma fades into the background with her wine and iPad for a mental break! One I didn’t know I needed until I got here!

The blog has been quiet this past week, cause Brian’s been working hard, I’ve been working hard, and the Madster is working to make chaos!

My hairdresser asked on Tuesday if ‘I’m loving motherhood?’…

Truth: I’m more exhausted, more emotional and more stressed then I can ever remember. My jeans button, but not comfortably, my energy is lagging and I’m freaking out about going back to work full-time.

There I said it.

I love my daughter, I love seeing my husband as a Daddy, and I’m looking forward to all of our adventures to come… But, I could use a few more hours of sleep, fewer hissy fits, and a few pounds to melt away…

So on that note, I’m going to enjoy watching Maddie get spoiled, while I enjoy a few quiet moments, a laundry fairy (who is already working on the blue clothes!), and a big old’ glass of wine on the deck.

To all you Mommas out there, I raise my glass to the amazing job that you do, however you do it and whatever you do to make it work for you.


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  • #1
    Posted by Jane/Chilly Hollow on June 21st, 2013 at 10:30 am
    I’ve not used these but I’m told they work great at keeping colors from running in the wash.
  • #2
    Posted by Bev Lancaster on June 21st, 2013 at 11:38 am
    Meredith: I’m pretty certain you remember me. I’m Jared Lancaster’s mom and have known you and your family since you moved to Frostburg way back when….I love reading your blog. I don’t even remember how I stumbled upon it. But while you are writing about your experiences on being a new mom, others are seeing themselves in your words. Many, many times when my kids were first born I would think…oh can’t I just get some sleep! But just know that it does get better, much more manageable. Time flies by so quickly that before you know it, your little girl is in school, developing friends that will seem much more important to her than you are, but she will then realize that family is everything….keep up the good work and I’ll keep you and your family in my prayers!
  • #3
    Posted by Mer on June 21st, 2013 at 11:48 am
    Thanks, Jane! Lord knows I need all the laundry help I can get! Will try ASAP!
  • #4
    Posted by Mer on June 21st, 2013 at 11:49 am
    Hi Bev! So glad you are reading and enjoying! It started out as a fun pastime but has grown to be my soapbox for new Moms- saying what they might be thinking but afraid to utter out loud! Appreciate the support and thoughts!
  • #5
    Posted by Liz on June 22nd, 2013 at 12:52 pm
    I recommend Shout Color Catchers. It’s a sheet like a dryer sheet that you throw in the wash with anything new or dark, and it just sucks the excess color out if the water. It’s awesome!
  • #6
    Posted by Mer on June 26th, 2013 at 6:04 am
    Thanks, Liz! Sorry I didn’t respond sooner- my blog program thought your comment was SPAM! I guess it doesn’t get the importance of laundry tips to a new mom! I’m going to buy some of these today, since I can’t really afford to keep buying new clothes after every laundry load.
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