Can I just vent for a moment? Then feel guilty for venting?!?

Jon broke his arm on Friday. I am not even going to type how it happened because it is so freakin stupid I will get really really mad and possibly smash the laptop. In fact I am going to cease thinking about it right now. It’s done, it happened and now he has a cast from his hand to his bicep.

So, in terms of baby care he is pretty much immobilized. I mean, he can’t even pick her up. He can hold her when I place her in his good arm and we’ve managed to devise a pillow system so he can feed her, but when it’s time for a burp, mommy takes over. And I also have to take over when it’s time to change a diaper or do pretty much anything involving her. She is, of course, such a darling that even when she’s pooping all over the changing table or spitting up all over my lap she’s a joy.

But. Back to the broken arm. This also renders any kind of housework impossible. He was able to cook dinner last night but I had to prep everything and of course, clean up.

So, to say that I am completely exhausted after only a day of this is an understatement. Lucky for me Ivy must have sensed this because she slept from 1:30 am to 6:45 am last night. I’m just incredibly grateful that I have a good network of family and friends close by to come and help me out. Because the Dr’s tell him his cast will be on for 4-8 weeks.

Which brings me to the part about feeling guilty for being so pissed about this situation. There are single moms out there who probably don’t have a great support system to help them with the baby. And what I have been doing over the past day or so they have to do every single day . When I let that sink in I feel like an ass for complaining. I mean, it’s hard work and I’m not trying to deny that but shit I only have to deal with this temporarily. And I have a sister 10 minutes away and a mom an hour away that I can call and they would be here in a flash. I couldn’t imagine doing this everyday with a new baby, not to mention well into her toddler years. So I would like to take this opportunity to give mad props to all the single moms out there and to be thankful for my strong support system.

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3 Responses to Can I just vent for a moment? Then feel guilty for venting?!?

  1. Anonymous says:

    Ouch!
    Hi Holly. I have off work for the next few days and I certainly can help out a bit. Call. Love ya, Dana

  2. Anonymous says:

    Broken arm
    Oh poor Jon! Sorry about his accident. I hope he gets his cast off sooner than the Dr. told him. Can he tattoo?
    You are a wonderful mother so you can handle the new situation. But then, Jill is close by as you said if you need a break.
    *A.L.

  3. tradbird says:

    been there…
    Derek broke his ankle just in time for Ruby to be a running mad toddler… We fought once, and I yelled, “I am a goddamn single mother!” Yah I had to apologize for that.
    Don’t feel guilty, it is totally a PAIN IN THE ASS to have to been without a 100% functioning partner. You are allowed to complain!!!
    -Alaina

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