Today I had one of those mommy days that is going to stay with me forever.
I have been a mom for nearly one year and I can say it has been much easier than I thought it would be. I don't know if it is because I was a nanny in college or that my child has a very happy disposition but I have never really felt overwhelmed in the new mother process. (I know a lot of people might be rolling their eyes but just wait for what's coming next.) Today "the Incident" blew that out of the water.
I was at the mall with my mother and Pyper doing some last minute vacation shopping and my day was perfectly ordinary. We had lunch, bought some things, Pyper was in a great mood and then It happened. In the middle of American Eagle my daughter threw up.
Not a little spit up, not even a big throw up, a full on projectile Exorcist disaster.
It looked something like this ( don't you love my amazing skills in paint? I know, masterpiece)
I finally get it. When Pyper was born people I knew who were already parents were always making jokes about what I was in for, telling me how challenging and overwhelming it can be. I always knew what they were saying was true but I didn't KNOW it until today. My mom says I finally had my initiation.
Today reminded me that no matter how prepared I try to be I can't plan for everything. Life is going to throw me curve balls and I just have to roll with it. At least I have a good story to embarrass Pyper with when she gets older. The pediatrician says Pyper most likely just caught a stomach bug and that most children recover in 12-24 hours. She is already back to her perfect happy self like nothing ever happened. Maybe this was all just a bad dream...wait...just saw the laundry....definitely a nightmare.