Notes From Motherhood: Motherhood Moments

Notes from Motherhood is written by Tali & Maya’s Mom, Bunmi. Bunmi is the BornFree Social Networking coordinator for North America.

Last night I had a definitive “Motherhood Moment.” My 3 year-old woke up at 3:45 AM saying she was hungry. My husband and I looked each other. We have very different philosophies about nighttime eating. He thinks that if a child is fed at night they’ll get used to it and wake up often asking for snacks. I tend to agree with him, but having such a petite little girl who goes between the 5th and 10th percentile for height and weight, I’m really just doing whatever I can to make sure she will one day be able to reach the gas pedal of a full-sized automobile.

Half a cup of chocolate milk (I know, I know) and a banana later, I hear a strange sound and immediately knew what it was. I suppose bananas and chocolate milk aren’t an ideal 3:45 AM snack, or maybe she ate too fast.

A million comforting cuddles, one bath, one new pair of pajamas, and one new pair of sheets later, I found myself exhausted on the living room couch watching something on Playhouse Disney with my happy, energetic daughter who was now asking for cereal and chocolate chip cookies (we don’t have cookies). As tired as I was, I knew it was one of those Motherhood Moments that I’d never forget.

What is a  Motherhood Moment you’ve experienced recently? Post in the comments! I’ll reply.

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Maya with her newborn sister

– Bunmi

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4 Responses to “Notes From Motherhood: Motherhood Moments”


  1. 1 kristen November 18, 2009 at 4:43 am

    My motherhood moments are during the 5:30pm drive home with cranky baby in the back seat. I know his mood always drops after 5pm but getting out of work earlier than that is not possible. Some days he’s in a pretty good mood but most days he’s tired, cranky, and hungry. I do anything to try to get him to laugh or just mumble with me (he’s 7mo). He LOVES the song “If You’re Happy and you Know it” – it’s my last resort but i use it often, and have sang it for 15min straight just to keep him happy. I like that I can make up words that make us happy. And happily we drive home- to a bath, to food, and to sleep. I’m sure some day I’ll miss these driving moments.

  2. 2 bornfreebottles November 18, 2009 at 5:08 am

    Aww! So sweet! Driving with cranky kid is stressful. That’s awesome that you have a song that you know will shift the mood- even if you have to sing it for 15 minutes straight! Thank you for sharing!


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