From my posts on breastfeeding to lack of sleep to feeling frumpy nonstop to weight loss struggles, becoming a new mom has been challenging at best. If you're one of those lucky ladies who found their groove with new-mommydom right away, good for you. Maybe I'm a bit slower on the learning curve, but it took me
Looking back on when Henry was a brand-new-born is bittersweet. He was so tiny and those moments were precious; but I would not return to the newborn phase if you paid me lots and lots of money. I was exhausted and my nipples hurt and my abs weren't in the same place and I didn't know what Henry wanted when he cried and I wanted to take our dogs to a shelter because caring for them was nearly too much and I was Just. So. Tired.
Now, motherhood is a completely different story! It's enjoyable. I know what Henry wants before he even starts to fuss for it because we have a nice little routine going. He coo's and "talks" and responds as opposed to just lying there with all kinds of needs. Mornings are the absolute best, because this little guy is always in a good mood, and we play and talk together as I sip my coffee.
|Morning giggles in our jammies|
The dogs have adjusted to having a baby in the house too, and are back to their normal, well behaved selves. Henry has just started to notice the dogs, and I can't wait to see them play together!
A lot of "mommy blogs" fall into two categories: the "It's All Sunshine and Rainbows" camp where they only share all the lovely, wonderful parts of motherhood. Their children are always well dressed and their lipstick is always on. Yeah, right! Or the "Scary Mommy" camp, where they jokingly complain about all the terrible parts... But they complain nonstop. From vomit to diper-blow outs, they make being a mom sound like a nightmare! Also not true. My goal for Mommy Monday posts was to be as real as possible, and share the struggles along with the bright spots.
|Henry has gotten good at afternoon naps while mommy blogs|
Well, the newborn phase certainly had many, many struggles for me, but I'm so happy that Lil' H and I have found our groove, and the vast majority of days are indeed full of sunshine, rainbows and butterflies these days.
I'm going to enjoy it while I can because those "terrible two's" are going to come up quick!
|"Oh, me? No way, I could never be a terrible two year old!"|