Am I The WORST Mom EVER?!

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So last week I was sleeping soundly in my bed and was abruptly woken up by the sound of a loud bang on the floor, followed by intense crying coming from the nursery.

I run into Danica’s room and she is out of the crib, face down, on the rug on the floor. She is crying hysterically (good sign) as I rush to pick her up. The nurse in me is doing a full head-to-toe assessment, checking for head injuries and feeling for broken bones.

Thankfully, she is 100% totally fine. However, I cannot stop thinking about the “what ifs?”. She proceeds to eat, play and carry on like nothing happened. I immediately lower the mattress in the crib, realizing that we should have done it a while ago. Hindsight, right?!

First of all, I felt embarrassed and like the worst mom you could ever have. But then, much to my relief, other parents started to tell me their stories. It turns out that I am not the first mom ever to have their child fall out of the crib! And that other parents have their own stories and experiences.

So, while we all may feel like the worst parents at times, we are actually not! I mean, our kids have food, clothing, shelter and endless love given to them. And someone told me that even the fact that I feel like the worst mom ever, that makes me the BEST mom I could ever be for Danica! Parenthood does not need to be isolating, we are all here learning as we go. So keeping open lines and talking to other moms and dads really is a great thing to do in this wild ride of parenting!

XOXO Jo Jo

Life Changing

IMG_1440Hello! Here I am. Can I say it?! I am so proud of myself for just doing this! I have talked about it and dreamt about it, but finally I am doing it!

What am I going to blog about?! We shall see! But coming from the nurse life of hospital shift work, to being a full time mom at home, life has shifted gears.  And for the better, I must add!

How can one little being change the whole world for two people? Our little 8 month old girl is our world. Every laugh, every cry, every poop and everything else in between! Being in Canada, and being fortunate enough to have a year of maternity leave, is quite amazing! How will I go back to work?! Maybe I won’t!!!! A girl can dream, right?

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Danica, my beautiful eight month old daughter, is everything that I dreamed of and more! Basically, I wanted to get it out, into words, on paper, and on my blog, just how over the moon happy I am!

Since having Danica, I am now really trying to find ways to work from home, instead of going back to work! I mean, if there is any chance for me not to miss these first years of life, count me in!

So, as I continue on my blog, I hope to get some followers, success and, most importantly, just enjoy the journey!

XOXO Jo Jo