Baby's Crying, Pass it Back to Mommy

Spent some time with Hubby's family last weekend.

It was a fun, there were new babies, a bride-to-be, and ..well, heat.

But, that's summer for ya.

The babies were so cute, two new nephews in our family.

Well, 3 and 5 months new, but we had the pleasure to hang around them alot and learn about their early personalities.

They like to sleep and eat, and smile a ton.

What a life.

My biggest baby is almost 11.


It's nice to pass the torch to the younger in-laws and experience their little ones.

Play with them, change them, rock them...

...and when they cry a lot, pass them back to mom.

Oh and I forgot what it's like to literally hear a explosion in the diaper and then check manually and dip your fingers into the mess.

Um. Ew.

It's been 3 years, give me a break.

It's also nice to observe parenting styles and ask yourself, "do I do that?, are my kids getting away with too much? am I the mean mom?"

Remember what it was like to be a bride to be?

And sitting in front of 30+ people opening shower gifts, thumbing through crock-pots, woks, and china settings.

Kinda made me feel old.

But, experienced, and so glad that I'm in the part of my life that I am right now.


Like a good tri-tip.

Mmm. Tri-tip.

See, total side-track.

I am old.

17 supporters in group:

  1. Anonymous said...

    aww love holding babies.. but only when Mom is around :-) so I can hand them back over :-)

  2. Momto5 RachelJoy Photography said...

    you are so funny. I like your writing style :)

  3. Ash said...

    I totally had to Google tri-tip.

    I'm old, and a bad cook.

    Great post. I have a 6-week-old new nephew. Handing him back is the sweetest thing.

  4. Laura Marchant said...

    Seasoned- I like that and I am starting to feel this way too. All my friends are just getting married or just getting engaged. I've been with the hubs 10 years and I have two kids. It's like two different worlds.

  5. Shana Putnam said...

    I loved this post, now I feel like I am the older set also.

  6. He & Me + 3 said...

    I always wonder about my parenting style too. If I am a certain way.

  7. Krystyn @ Really, Are You Serious? said...

    I can't wait for the days to pass the baby back:)

  8. Unknown said...

    You change other people's kids? You may be the mean mom, but you are an awesome aunt! :)

    And weddings & babies make me feel old too. Been there, done that & got the t-shirt.

  9. Anonymous said...

    Seasoned I like that.... I can't wait. Right now I feel like I am being tenderized... not the best stage of life.....

  10. Julie D said...

    Wait til your baby is 18 like mine is. I feel ancient. Don't miss the poopy diapers though!

  11. Michelle said...

    I prefer to compare myself to a nice red wine - only get better with age.

  12. Mel said...

    I do enjoy the playing with the babies and then passing them back stage. Glad I don't have one at home because I rather like my full nights of sleep. Glad you were able to spend time with your family. There is something to be said about us seasoned moms.

  13. mama's smitten said...

    Love the analogy of the tri tip! I just went to my soon to be sister in laws bridal shower ! I know what you mean! I enjoyed it but boy have I experienced sooooo much since mine! Hope your doing well!

  14. Anonymous said...

    I know what you mean. Now I am hungry for Tri-tip tho! lol

  15. Stacy Uncorked said...

    I can totally relate - the friends we were visiting in Louisiana have a new was so much fun being able to hold her and play with her - and hand her back to mommy. ;)

  16. Kelly said...

    Hi Jen!
    How are ya?
    Its been awhile! :)

  17. cleon dann said...

    how r u? it's been... my sister's daughter is now 2 years and she's so smart... and clever...

    cleon dann

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