Unlikely Martha
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Milestones

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October 14, 2015 marks 10 years that I’ve been working at this parenting gig. The retirement plan is up in the air, I haven’t gotten a raise and my hair is turning gray but my baby boy is living, breathing and thriving.

I remember that February day, it was the 14th to be exact and I knew something wasn’t right so I slid out of my cube and ran over to Target to get a pregnancy test. Let me say, Target back then isn’t like like Target now so I was in and out. Got back to the office, went to the bathroom downstairs and all I remember is telling myself to breath. I suppose I was completely discolored when I came back upstairs because my cube mate mouthed are you pregnant? All I could do was nod my head.

After an emergency C-section, 40 hours of labor and a whole lot of cuss words all in no particular order we were blessed with his presence.

 

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I knew we were in for a ride but had no idea. We were just getting on our feet and just this week my son overheard us talking about how we need a new mattress because the one we have we got when I was pregnant with him. We told him that we literally were sleeping on two mattresses on the floor because we were saving our money and he replied with, ” Y’all were poor? Look at all this.”

These kids have no idea of the struggle. N O N E.

As I round a new decade of parenthood, parenting has become a little bit more challenging yet familiar at the same time. He just got braces and she is starting to talk back, this here gig isn’t for the weak but I finally feel able to call in sick when I don’t feel like it, and give it everything I have the next day. After all I’m pretty sure on those days when I completely drop the ball my hugs and snuggles fix everything.

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Here’s to my sweet baby boy and his entrance into the double digits!

Oh…and the girls are starting with that nonsense already. I’m not ready.

No. Just NO.

 

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8 Comments

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    LaShawn
    October 15, 2015 at 7:46 am

    Whhhhhhhy does he look so grown?!?! Whhyyyyyuyyy
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    Farrah
    October 15, 2015 at 10:05 am

    I feel like I know you but I don’t but I can definitely tell you are doing a AMAZING job with your kids 🙂 He is so handsome!!! I don’t have kids of my own but have five nephews and I’m like you…. I don’t have time for these lil fast girls!! They already know auntie don’t play about her boys! Zero tolerance!!

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    Raina
    October 15, 2015 at 12:26 pm

    He is so handsome! I’ve enjoyed following your journey through motherhood over the years. Happy Birthday to your big boy and happy push day to you!

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    Tiffani G
    October 16, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Your parenting journey and early start remind me that anything is possible. Congrats to you and dad for making it to veteran status in the parenting game.
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    Law_Fal
    October 16, 2015 at 11:47 am

    Wow!!!! This makes me feel old as dirt. Wasn’t he just five picking apples? Keep up the good work!!!!!!! Onward and upward little man!
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    K. Elizabeth (YUMMommy)
    October 16, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Where does the time go?! He’s such a little man now!
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    Carla
    October 19, 2015 at 10:33 am

    I hope he had an amazing birthday! (:
    They grow up entirely too fast!
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    Stephanie
    October 28, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Wow, your son is really growing up. Happy birthday to him and congrats on your many years of parenthood.

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