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16.9.10

The best bits are the little bits: part 1



When Maxi-Taxi was born he was the worst sleeping newborn in the history of the world (really, the entire history, I swear). I'd had a 40 hour labour (that's a whole working week right there!), was recovering from a couple of complications from the resulting CS and about 2 winks of sleep in as many weeks. 


Ah, welcome to motherhood, you'll like it here.


When LOML went back to work after 2 weeks, my mum stepped in to help me out.  She was the best.


One night she was sitting with him curled on her chest (you know, the standard newborn position) and sent me off to bed at 8pm. She said she would wake me when he was due a feed at eleven. Well, at 4am she came and woke me from the longest, most replenishing sleep I'd had in weeks. Mum had sat there with that child in her arms for 8 hours through the dead of night. Patting him back to sleep when he woke hungry, shooshing him back to dreamland.


When I said to her "Mum, you don't have to do that, really!" she simply said "Bronny, you take care of your baby, and I'll take care of mine." 


Still brings a tear to this day.


It's true that the little bits make up the best bits of memories! ♥




[Image by cassia ]

51 comments:

Naomi said...

what a sensational mother - brings a tear to my eye too! sleep sure makes a difference after a baby and kindness touches the heart too! Beautiful - thanks :) Naomi

Mrs Woog said...

Oh my god that is just the most delightful story I have heard for a long time. Your mum is a legend!

Megan said...

Oh that's beautiful!

Ebonie's Mummy said...

Tears down my cheek as we speak. I dont have a great relationship with my mother so think that your mother is an absolute gem!
Beautiful story
x

_vTg_ said...

Wonderful! One of the best lines in grandparenting history :)

(Given MaxiTaxi was born before our Big Bro I will let him claim world's worst sleeping newborn for that time.... ;-) )

MMBB said...

Good one you bloody made me sniffle! I've been really emotional lately..

Tamara said...

I am so sending this to my Mum for some tips prior to Number 2 arriving....

flowerpress said...

Aaah, tears in my eyes :-)
(ps. claiming worst sleeping newborns over here. Might have to call Guinness Book to adjudicate!)

Kassie said...

oh, what a great mom!

Jasmine said...

That's just beautiful! I love those little reminders that we never stop being someone else's child - even when we're raising our own.

life in a pink fibro said...

Aw shucks. And I get to have her as my mum too.

Becky said...

Just beautiful. What a lovely thing your mum did for you - thank you so much for sharing.
(and you'll have to fight me to claim worst sleeper ever ;)

Kelly said...

Reading the part when you wrote what your mum said to you made me tear up. Your mum sounds so special.

Mira Narnie said...

OMG so literally burst into tears when reading that! Didn't see that one coming and am so sickie ickie right now and so are the little ones that I just totally get that feeling!! Thanks for sharing!

Christina said...

Your story brought a lump to my throat. How beautiful.

My mother and sister had a month long overseas holiday planned when I fell pregnant and ended up leaving the country a few days after my first was born. I hope I get a chance to spend more time with her when we have our next baby.

:)

Squirt Baby said...

That's a beautiful story! And to have such wonderful support when you are at your most vulnerable. Lovely.

Kylie said...

Oh that just brought a tear to my eye. Mums say all the right things!

MultipleMum said...

What a cute story! Mum will be happy :)

Toni said...

AWWWW goosebumps the size of pingpong balls.... your mum is awesome!

Frog, Goose and Bear said...

I honestly don't know where I'd be without my Mum. What a special Mum you have.

DancingInTheRain said...

A beautiful reminder that someone loves us as much as we love our children! Thanks for sharing (and for stopping by my blog!).

Little Ted Canvas said...

Well! That has just brought tears to my eyes & I have goosey's all over! That is just the sweetest, kindest, most loving thing a mama could say...blessed you are! I adored it when my Mum came after our 1st was born, she was the only one who really knew exactly what to say, what to do & how to take care of me, God love her...

BabyMac said...

I like this VERY much. It's the simple things. Mum's are the best...let's hope our own kids think this one day! Thanks for sharing and bringing a little smile to my face and a little warmth to the cockles in my heart :)

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Lizeylou said...

I love your blog .... every post is just wonderful. You make me laugh, you make me cry, you make me think - thank you!!

Bubby Makes Three said...

my god... that is beautiful. If only I had a mother like that, I need her RIGHT NOW!!! I want to be that mother to my own children, one day....

Angel.Pearls said...

Thanks for sharing! Love your cute picture of 'Heart'! Eva Sweden

NINA said...

Beautiful story. It brought tears to my eyes. And I'm at work...embarrassing!

Heather said...

YOu told me that a few years back and I have never forgotten it. I have told many people since. The devotion of a mother never fades. Reading it again makes me teary. Beautiful. xxx

Christie said...

That is a beautiful story! What a special memory.

Louisa said...

Oh I am properly crying! That is the most gorgeous story xx

Melbourne Mumma said...

Oh, what a wonderful Mum! Mine is the same - selfless and has been such a huge help right from when I became a Mum myself. So lucky to have that support!

Catherine said...

What a truly beautiful Mum you have. Mum's like that are very special to have in your life. xo

Hazel Williams said...

That is a gorgeous story! Brought tears to my eyes, with a relationship like that you are bound to have a tight relationship with your children too! :) Hazel

sean the prawn said...

My Maxi Taxi is 7yrs old & was one of those very unsettled endless crying babies from day one.. My mother was always there for me as well, travelling 80kms in the middle of the night to support me & pick up the pieces.
Your mother sounds like a total gem.
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Cat from Raspberry Rainbow said...

Oh that is so lovely! I'd be lost with out my mum too, she is so hands on.

Vic said...

how beautiful! 40 hours?! i thought 12 was bad! have a good day:)

April said...

following you from Thursday Blog Hops! loving your blog already! i'd love if you came and joined my blog, too!! this story is so lovely....

best,
april

www.marineparents.blogspot.com

Big and Little with Odd Socks said...

mums really are the best thigs ever!

Momma of Three {Kenna} said...

Following back! Thanks for following me:)

~Dawn~ said...

New follower here. :) What a sweet post. I don't know what I would have done the first few weeks after bringing my little ones home either if it weren't for my Mama. :)

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Belinda said...

What a beautiful story!! Beautiful tears

m.e (Cathie) said...

i must be super emotional today because that made me cry.
what a sweet post, what a sweet mum!
mums are the best!!!
have a fab weekend Ms Maxabella ♥

p.s now I have to check out sean the prawn ;)

Belinda said...

What a lovely story. That is the essence of motherhood right there ..

Stacia said...

Moms are awesome. Makes me wish mine lived closer so I could give her a big hug!

Amy Paul said...

Thanks for sharing that story. What a wonderful mama.

xx Amy

Anna Bartlett said...

That's the sort of mother/grandmother I want to be. You're a very lucky girl and that's a gorgeous story.

Cat said...

I just cried. A timely reminder we will always be our Mama's babies and our babies will be the same to us too. Thank you for sharing.

Veronica said...

Simply beautiful.

Good Golly Miss Holly! said...

Sounds like something from the mouth of my own mummy. We are very lucky daughters indeed!
x

Glowless said...

Oh so lovely!
I didn't have a good relationship with my mother until I became one. Now she is my rock so this post makes my heart melt... excuse me I have to go call my mum now.

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