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Motherhood Lately

5.18.2015
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?
20 comments on "Motherhood Lately"
  1. OMG girl, he is too stinkin' adorable! Love that skull diaper! And his smile is so cute. Love that hes so smiley and laidback and that youre feeling better about everything! Im sure its a rough adjustment but youre a great momma!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  2. Oh gosh he is super precious!

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  3. HOLD ON. Your 2 mo old is sleeping through the night?!?!?! And taking consistent naps? Are you aware of how lucky you are? Henry didn't sleep through the night until 9 months. At the 6 month mark, he started to at least go from 7pm-4am, but we didn't get the glorious 7-7 sleep schedule down for nine. long. painful. months. At 12 months, I'm still sleep deprived from his first year!

    And I loved the skull diaps too. So adorable! Sadly, Honest diapers don't work for us anymore - serious leakage issues. But they were cute while they lasted! And are those Freshly Picked moccs? Love those too! Just wait until his little feet can fill them out - it's so cute!

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  4. He is so dang handsome! How could you not love being his mama?! I am so overjoyed for you and to see you embracing motherhood full force is just beautiful. You look so happy!

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  5. He is a doll! So glad he is sleeping and you are sleeping! xoxo

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  6. He's so precious, and so happy to hear he's giving mama some good rest. I can only imagine how amazing it feels haha! What a fun summer at the lake this will be for you all <3

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  7. Yayyyy! Get it mama! Loved reading this. And I so agree about how crazy easy it is that self sacrifice just comes naturally. So insane. And on that note I am way overdue for lunch because someone has been eating nonstop... :)
    Heart you and your mama heart!!!!

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  8. Aww, he is adorable! So happy to "meet" you and little Maddox today. I can't wait to hear more from you.

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  9. Could he get any cuter?! How's about we just go ahead and schedule an arranged marriage! ;)

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  10. Maddox is adorable! Your post really opened my heart and eyes to how neglectful I have been towards my husband. My son is five months old tomorrow, and it has been really challenging for me to balance my time with my boys. It is especially hard to put my husband first when this little life depends on me for everything, and he is so precious and fun. I feel like my husband is being selfish when he demands my time, but I have to remember that he will remember all of this time that I am devoting to our son over him, but my son won't have any memory of the few minutes I give to my husband over my son. Balance is so hard. I went back to work last month and that has made it even more of a struggle. Motherhood is challenging, and you are right, it is not a challenge to give of your body and time, but more so how to give to your husband and child.

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  11. oh my he is just the cutest:) My son Reece is 3 and I would say the hardest part for me was the first few months, he just did not want to sleep, myself and my partner often run on 3 to 4 hours sleep a night, we passed each other like zombies during the night trying to take it in turn but each feeling sorry for the other. I found that to be a difficult time (enjoyable still of course).. When he turned 1ish I would say that is when we got our sleep back... I would not have changed that for a single second though, it taught us so much. If i could change one thing It would be to have given my partner more time, for sure.XXX

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  12. Oh so sweet. I hope that as a reluctant someday mom... I am reassured the way you are when I have my kiddos. :) I think though, most of the time it works out that way. :) hehe I love that you mention remembering that you were a wife first. That's so so true. I try to keep that in mind pre-kiddos too. Just in terms of my day-to-day life as well. It can be a challenge but very worth it to work at your relationship. XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  13. Don't mind me and my late comment - blame the Bloglovin' issues! Maddox is seriously a gem - I can't get enough of his sassy little facial expressions! I'm glad to hear that you're both falling into a routine. I'm sure the balance between being a wife and mommy isn't easy, but knowing you, you will conquer that in no time. :)

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  14. Oh my GOODNESS, he is the cutest little thing!!

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  15. that diaper is awesome! so glad to hear ya'll are discovering your routines!

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  16. Amen! I felt the same "finding my niche" feeling when I had my son. I've always wanted to be a mom and I finally feel like I know what I'm doing and I enjoy it! I still work full-time from home and every day I just wish that I could be a full-time stay at home mom so I could do dishes and play with my baby!

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  17. Maddox is such a sweetie. I'm glad you're finding your groove, again.

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  18. i totally agree with you about remembering to be a good wife too.. i find most of the time both of our focus is always on the baby when it is good to remember to take a step back and pay attention to each other :) im so excited for family to visit next weekend so we can finally have a date together out of the house! xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  19. Oh my goodness gracious, Maddox is adorable! I'm so happy that you are enjoying every moment! Xo, Stephanie

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