Molly Mathews

My name is Molly. I have been married for 5 years and have two children. A 10 year old step-son, a 2 year old daughter and I am currently 26 weeks pregnant with a boy! I live in the town I grew up in and have a large family that I see often. We all live close to each other right now and I hope it stays that way as we draw a lot of support from one another. I have been a nurse for 6 years, mostly in the emergency department, and I love my job. Since young childhood I dreamed of being a nurse and a mom and here I am both! I couldn't have imagined how difficult the journey would be but neither could I have fathomed the Joy that would come from both. Becoming a mom has made me into a better person in many ways and a bit of a crazy worry wart in other ways! Having support from other moms who have been there before or are there with you makes all the difference in the world!

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Violent Baby

Babies look sweet and are sweet usually. They seem so gentle and cuddly but in reality can be dangerous! Being around kids is amazing to me- they are people who truly don’t care what others think and they will be themselves no matter what. They are the essence of human innocence.

Babies like to grab things even if those things are on your face and are attached! I know what to say and do when my 3 year old is being too rough but what about Caelum (who just turned 1 today!)? So far I just nicely say “no-no” and redirect him. This doesn’t seem to work very well because he hits and grabs when he is excited which is most of the time because when your 1 pretty much everything is exciting!

It’s a minor issue that I hadn’t given much thought to until we had family over for his birthday and I noticed how he was slightly difficult for them to hold because it was like holding a circus monkey! I’ve stopped wearing earrings and definitely need to wear contacts instead of my glasses. His new thing is to slap your face as if you were a drum set and boy is that interesting.

Any tips on how to keep a wiggly monkey-baby calm?

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2 Comments on “Violent Baby”

  • Heather April 25th, 2014 11:48 am

    Hi there! My name is Heather and I was wondering if you would be willing to answer my question I have about your blog! Please email me at Lifesabanquet1(at)gmail(dot)com :-)

  • Molly Mathews Molly Mathews April 26th, 2014 10:03 am

    I would be happy to answer your question but would like to keep comments here on the blog. Thanks :)

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