A Few Thoughts On This Journey Of Motherhood

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I can hardly believe that it has been over 5 months since George was born. Today I thought it would be fun to share some thoughts about the past few months.

1. Say goodbye to sleep.  Sure, you will sleep at some point, you may even pass out straight up in your chair after being up all night with your little one, but that deep, no care in the world slumber is over. At least for me, I have yet to experience that again. Last Friday, I was so exhausted from George waking me up 5 times between 10:00 – 2:00am I sent him to my parents house to spend the night just so I could sleep. Is it sad to say all day I was so excited about getting uninterrupted sleep?! With that said, I still woke up 3 times, my mind immediately going to him and wondering how he was.  I’m sure the older he gets I will sleep better, but for now those lazy weekend mornings in bed are over!  Sleep is over rated right?! 🙂

2. Give  yourself grace.  There were so many things I had no clue about when I became a mom.  Nursing, sleeping schedules plus juggling life along side all that.  As a new mom, I have learned to let some things go. I love the house to be picked up but it’s not always super clean these days.  A made bed…well that’s a luxury!:)  Nursing hasn’t been easy and I have had to supplement with formula at times.  At first, I felt so guilty and felt the need to explain to every mom that asked if I nursed why I had to supplement.  Now I don’t feel the need to apologize basically for taking care of my child.

3.  Your relationships change.  After G arrived, pretty much every relationship is different.  I have found the hardest relationship to figure out post baby is with my hubby.  I knew this relationship would change the most.   We are both so busy and preoccupied with George that it’s hard to tear ourselves away from him.  We really have to be intentional about having a date night out and talking about other things besides G! It’s hard to do!  🙂

4.   Enjoy the moment.  Recently, I have tried to put my phone down and turn off the computer more in an effort to really focus on G and treasure the days with him.  I really can’t believe he is 5 months and that we are almost half way through our first year with him.  It makes me a little sad to pack up those newborn and 0-3 month outfits like I did this week.  The days definitely can be long but the weeks are so short.  I have a feeling the years will be too.  In our fast paced world, I want to make sure I have no regrets and know that I spent as much time with him as possible.

Every day I thank God for giving us this precious little blessing.  He has definitely enriched our lives more than I could have ever imagined.  If one thing is for sure, I have found that I need him as much as he needs me.

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