I want to start by thanking Belly Love Spa for allowing me to share my experiences, in addition to the readers who have joined me on this journey this past month. In saying goodbye, I thought I’d do a quick wrap-up of this 2-month period and some of its challenges, as without them, I wouldn’t be the mother I am today. So please join me one last time, as we recount some of the good, the bad, and the ugly of childrearing.
The parenting fails. No matter how responsible of an adult you are, much like the rhythm, sleep deprivation is going to get you. There was the time that Pat and I were grocery shopping, and I left him in one aisle to visit another section 3 aisles down. Minutes later, he appeared before me…without the cart. It took approximately 30 seconds of me giving him my best Jeffrey Dahmer impression before he realized that he’d left the baby in the other aisle. Or there was the time when we went to Disney World for the Epcot Food & Wine Festival. We had just gotten off a ride when I picked up the baby without first using hand sanitizer. Congratulations, mom, you’ve just given your child Ebola.