Good day my mom-gglers (sounds better in my head than outloud 🤣) ,
Let’s start off with this morning has been long & it’s only 8:56am. My 3 month old has barely slept a wink. I’ve been up every hour since 12am. The hubby works like a dog, so I feel terrible if I would ask him to wake up to put her back to sleep. My mommy intuitions are telling me her gums are bothering her 😥. It’s just one of those things you can’t really do much about but to comfort.
Some people might see the “comfort” you give your newborn as “spoiling”; constantly telling you “you’re holding the baby too much. You’re going to get her used to being held…” I personally do NOT mind spoiling my baby girl. They need to feel safe in your arms. There’s no better feeling in this world that to hold your baby & have them smile at you for NO reason. It’s like a warmth inside of me that makes me feel like I’m doing something right.
When all things seem to be a little chaotic, your kids know how to make you just relax & not take things too seriously. Life is all about ups & downs & the kids always have an innocent way to just make life happen.
My toddler is literally a walk, talking, middle finger. She just blurts things out & her energy is just phenomenal! I’d have to say that when I had just had Bella (the now 3 year old) everything was out of order, I didn’t have time for myself, didn’t know ANYTHING about what I was doing. I had a difficult time with a lot & I really don’t know why? Maybe it was PPD? Maybe is was lack of experience with children- but whatever it was, it made life HARD.
When I found out I was pregnant with my 2nd child, I didn’t remember all the hard times I had with the baby. All I thought about was, another blessing is about to come my way; as the days got closer & closer to meeting my littlest one, my mind started to panic, “how am I going to do anything? This house is going to be turned upside down! How would I do it with a newborn & Bella?!…”
& to my surprise, it’s actually been really easy. Bella is an amazing big sister, Abby is a normal newborn & I sometimes find myself wondering, “why was it a difficult with just ONE?” I literally have time to clean, wash clothe, get myself dressed & looking proper & get both girls dressed! NOW, I’m not saying it cup cakes & rainbows while all this is being done, I’m just saying that it’s not as difficult as I thought it’ll be 🤣.
Don’t lose confidence in yourself. A happy mom makes happy kids, which in return makes a happy life.