Being a Mom is pretty great. But there is one skill that until today, I had been unable to master.
You see, because of a medicine I was on when #1 was born, she had to be a bottle baby. That's just the way it is. Oh well. I have gotten SO fast at making bottles. This is out of necessity. Hod is most often gone working so we can have a roof over our heads. (Thanks, Hod!) This means when a bottle is running out, and #1 is still hungry, I can't send someone to hurry and make a bottle before she finishes the one she is eating. This results in an ornery #1 who is extra upset because not only is she unable to eat right at that moment, but I actually had the nerve to put her down in order to make her a new bottle. My speed has increased as I worked to improve efficiency in order to minimize the crying time.
Today, our lives were changed. I don't know if I have just become more coordinated, or if suddenly #1 has overcome the natural floppy-ness that comes with being a newborn, but I can now make a bottle while holding my baby! This does slow me down greatly, but #1 cries much less because she is able to be held instead of ignored in her time of hunger.
And slowly, the Bucket Family is becoming more like a real family with gown up parents who know how to do simple things. I feel pretty good about it.