Motherhood is hard, y’all. But it’s also the most rewarding experience I’ve ever been a part of.
I’m sleep deprived, exhausted, and honestly sometimes irritable. But I’m also filled with joy, amazement, and peace knowing that this is OUR baby.
We’ve had our ups and downs since coming home from the hospital, mostly ups though.
Baby had his days and nights mixed up, so the first week home was especially difficult. I cried quite a bit, mostly from being so darn tired. I also laughed a ton, I cried tears of joy looking at my beautiful sons face, I stare at him in awe that something so tiny could capture my heart so completely.
I would be lying though if I said I haven’t mourned turning a new chapter in our marriage. It will never be just the two of us ever again. We spent months preparing for that, but once it happened it honestly shocked me a little. Don’t misunderstand me here, I am blessed beyond measure with our baby boy and I’m so thankful for his arrival. I have to be truthful though, that the transition has felt challenging at times.
Today we had our two week checkup. Baby is 9lbs 11oz, and 20.75 inches long. I feel like he is growing too fast and I need time to slow down.
Our favorite baby products so far:
- Dock A Tot
- Baby swing
- White noise machine
- Swaddle Me Velcro swaddlers
Goals for next week:
- Increase time between feedings by 30 minutes
- Actually finish the laundry