I’m back and boy was it a crazy couple of weeks! As most of you know I underwent my second laparoscopy, in the hope of having another baby (I’ll be sure to let you know how that goes).
The procedure and recovery went well and I am nearly one hundred percent back to normal. Thank you, so much, for all the well wishes and love.
The most challenging part of this time was being away from Master Hutch. He was with his Dad full time, for a week, and it was difficult for me to sit back, watch and try extremely hard not to question hubby’s parenting.
In saying that, I want to share some Mummy moments with you all that nearly made me lose my marbles:
My husband was under strict instruction to send through photos on the regular and in hindsight maybe this wasn’t the best idea…
The first morning I received this photo
The boys on a lovely breakfast date at 8am; its 16 degrees at 8am and Hutch is in a T-shirt! Now this might not seem like a big deal to some but being the control freak I am, I rang hubby straightaway… enough said.
Second day they adventured to a play centre and to be honest I’m just going to let this picture speak for itself:
By the third day I no longer received pictures, just short text messages advising me Hutch was alive and well.
And of course, he was, not only did he get to spend an amazing week bonding with his Dad but his Dad got to spend a week being a full-time parent which was the best thing to ever happen to me! My husband has a new appreciation for me, in ways he probably never would have before.
Hubby now understands how much attention, stimulation and activity one very active 11 month old needs; he realises how long it actually takes to get out of the house and why even when Hutch naps I am packing a nappy bag for the next outing. He also realised how extremely draining and exhausting being a Mum can really be… but he agrees it is by far the best job in the world.
I strongly recommend all Muma’s to take a few days off and let the Dad’s run the show (minus the surgery… maybe book a spa retreat) you will be amazed at the results.
BUT PACK A JUMPER IN THE CAR, NAPPY BAG AND ONE IN THE PRAM TOO, JUST IN CASE!