She can call me Mommy

6:50 AM: 3-Mile Run – COMPLETED

I had a rough night of sleep. Well, it was my fault completely. I got caught up reading one of my favorite Danielle Steel novels that I first read 15-years ago, The Promise. I don’t know what made me want to read this book again, but I read straight through from 6:30-midnight. Yeah, I finished it. Then I relocated into the bedroom where I finally dozed off at 12:30.

On the brighter side of things, Baby Sanchez was kicking away late. Even this morning. So I was happy as can be. I woke up and snoozed a few times, resetting my alarm but never really letting it go off. I finally peeled myself out at 6:20 and got our lunches together. Then I laced up for a 3-mile run. I was in a rush since I wanted to get to my parents house for breakfast.

I was so happy to see my oh-so-cute niece, and more happier that this time she wasn’t sleeping like she was on Monday. She was looking out the window and the Buzz Lightyear box that my dad threw out on the curb and pointing, “Buzz! Buzz!” Then we laughed and hugged.

She sat next to me while I ate breakfast. She took some of my cheese and pop-pop (what she calls my dad) was feeding her some sausages. Such a big girl. After, we went over to the living room to roll around and play. She was having a ball. My mom gave Baby Sanchez his/her first book.

As soon as Scarlett saw the book, she wanted it for herself. It was too funny. She took the book, and then mamala (what she calls my mom) took it away from and told her it was for the baby. Then she gave Scarlett her own book, but Scarlett wasn’t having it.

She took the book, sat on my lap and opened it up for me to read to her. I was teaching her shapes and colors and objects. She was having a ball.

She’s too cute. I kept asking her to smile for me so I could take a cute pic of her.

Initially it wasn’t working.

Still not convincing… and this was with me begging her to smile.

Much better (minus the crumb on her mouth). Scarlett definitely takes after her aunt Rachel when it comes to eating. I am notorious for having crumbs everywhere. HA!

When it was time for me to leave, Scarlett had a sourpuss face on and her lips started to quiver. She called me mommy and didn’t want me to leave. It broke my heart. Is this how it’s going to be when I leave my baby at my mom and dad’s house next Fall? I know I mentioned this in a past post, but wow… it was definitely hard. At least for now, I’m getting used to it.

I’m glad I started my Hump Day seeing my beautiful, precious, fun niece. She brightens my day.

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8 thoughts on “She can call me Mommy

  1. Aww! Such a great busy morning! Scarlett is too cute! I think it is so great that she loves you so much. You are such a wonderful auntie! And yes, it will be even harder when you leave you own baby. I told you I literally cried for the first couple of weeks I left Cayden. It still makes me sad to leave him and Justin has to drag me out of there a lot. 🙂

    • Awww, Don’t tell me that Allie. HAHAH. No, it’s okay, you can tell me. I know it will definitely be hard. I sometimes wish I could be a stay home mommy, but I mean, I’m sure work will keep me sane at the same time.

      Hopefully Pedro will be able to find a job as a Teacher by Fall, so he can be w/ the baby a lot of days! Ugh. I should have been a teacher myself.

  2. I’m not trying to be mean, I just want you to be prepared. I knew it would be hard but when I actually had to leave him, it was awful. I just want you to know so you are not surprised. 🙂 But yes, work is also a good thing and I really think babies socializing with others besides mommy and daddy is a good thing. Your baby will be with your parents and learn from Scarlett so that will be a good experience too.

    That is one plus of being a teacher–summers and breaks at home with your own kids! Problem is they don’t pay teachers very well….

    • Oh, I know you’re not trying to be mean. You’re being HONEST! If I could, I would be a stay-home-mommy! Wouldn’t mind poppin’ out babies for a living, if I had the means. HA!

      BTW, thanks for the tip on the breast pump. I put that specific one on my registry even though I have a feeling we will be buying it for ourselves. No biggie. I also want to buy a BOB stroller. I feel bad for people spending that kind of money on me…

      Did I tell you my dream? How I had the baby and had to breastfeed and it hurt like hell? ;o(

      • No, you didn’t tell me about your dream! I will tell you this–the first couple of times, it often does hurt. My first two weeks were terrible…until I figured out that Cayden wasn’t latching properly. Once we got that fixed, it has been wonderful. So, it shouldn’t hurt (may be a bit uncomfortable) but if it actually hurts, there is probably a latching issue. I highly, highly recommend the book “The Nursing Mother’s Companion.” That book has helped me SO MUCH.

        I agree about the big-ticket items. We put them on our registry but we did buy our pump. My mom and aunt bought our stroller which was so sweet of them.

  3. Oh, and I agree with you–being a stay at home mommy would be awesome if we were rich! I never thought I would want to do that but now that I have Cayden, I never want to be away from him! LOL

    • I meant to ask you which book you recommended for breast feeding. I am going to have to relay that to my girlfriend. I’m sure as the weeks get closer, I’ll be having more and more dreams that will freak me out — maybe the delivery. LOL So nervous about that —

  4. That is hands down the best book I have read on breast feeding. It is so helpful and even has illustrations to help you out. It has a lot of info on working moms and pumping too that I still find useful.

    Yes, those dreams will start up but try not to freak out too much. You are strong and fit and will be perfectly fine. Besides, you will be so busy wanting to see that baby that you won’t care about anything else. While I had a c-section and hope you don’t have any reason for that, I can still say that the pain and discomfort was not what I was thinking about. I just wanted my Cayden! You will feel the same way–you will just want to have that baby in your arms and you will deal with whatever it takes to do that. 🙂

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