Don't mind me, I'm just over here blowing the dust off my keyboard. Seriously, how has it been.... oh I don't know... forever since I've blogged? Oh right, I'm a mama who is learning how to balance life and it's only taken me roughly two months to finally fall into a groove! I really have missed blogging so I'm excited to finally get back into the swing of things full time again. What changed? Maddox has fallen into a nice little routine and is sleeping through the night PLUS taking two decent sized naps during the day. I am no longer sleep deprived and I have time to get stuff done, y'all! This lady is a happy camper.
Since it's my first post back I figured I would share a bit of motherhood lately and also let y'all know that I plan on coming back to posting full time with the exception of Monday's. During the Summer months we spend so much time at the lake on the weekends that I can never get my act together Sunday night to have a post up Monday morning. And you can bet your bottom dollar I won't be organized enough to have it prepared before then. So I will be posting Tuesday - Friday each week (with the exception of today of course). Or at least that's the plan :)
On to #momlife -aka- the best life in the world!
Being a mother has rocked my world. I absolutely loved being pregnant, but having my little man in my arms now is now the toughest, but most rewarding job in the whole world! I feel like I have finally found my niche. God made me to be a mother. My heart has always known that, but I've been reassured upon having Maddox.
He is the best kid y'all. So laid back and all smiles! I will be sharing more about what's he doing and how he has changed on Wednesday for his two month post. Que the tears!
I struggled the first month feeling like motherhood was way harder than I thought it was going to be. The first 4-5 weeks seem to be the hardest for many women that I talk to. But we quickly crossed that hurtle and now I'm just enjoying watching Maddox become his own little person. So full of life and charisma. His little personality is really starting to show through so it's a lot of fun to be with him all day. We have some of the best conversations now that he is cooing :)
sleeper || Old Navy
It's funny what is difficult and what isn't about becoming a mother. I thought being selfless with my time and body would be hard, but that came easy. As soon as he was born I no longer put myself first. His needs always come before mine even if that means holding my pee for an hour because he is napping on my chest and I can't bare to disturb him.
The hardest part for me has been to remember my husband comes before Maddox. The first few weeks of Maddox's life were such a blur. I felt like all I did was feed, hold, rock, change, bathe, repeat that I had no energy or time for Jon other than to ask him to hold Maddox while I wash the spit-up out of my hair. Now that Maddox is older it's a bit easier, but I still find myself tending to Maddox or playing with him when I should be focusing my attention to Jon and letting Maddox chill in his swing contently. I'm assuming this will always be a constant struggle, but it's SOOOO important to me to remember I was a wife before I was a mother.
What about you? What has been the hardest part of motherhood thus far and how old is your child?