I'm linking up with Kelly's Korner and her Show Us Your Life Series: New Moms.
I am a new momma to a precious almost five month old baby boy!
Being a mom, especially to a little boy is the best. Not that I have anything to compare it to (I'm sure having a girl would be just as fun) but oh my word - little boys steal their momma's hearts.
I am happy to say that I have a "momma's boy!" no doubt. And there is no stronger bond.
I can also be real honest and say when I was pregnant, I really was hoping/wishing for a girl. Actually was rather shocked during the gender ultrasound when they said "it's a boy!" But God always knows what is best for us and I am so thrilled to be a boy mom.
My sweet boy will turn 5 months this coming Wednesday and he is the light of my life!
But my word being a mom is exhausting.......
I knew it would be tiring but I had no idea it would be THIS tiring. But totally worth it!
The topic of motherhood has really been on my heart this past week. Being a mom in general has to be one of the hardest jobs on this earth, but yet one of the most rewarding. I think it's so easy for us to get caught up in comparing ourselves with other mothers, comparing our babies, and just beating ourselves up over things that in the long run won't really matter. Like about that load of laundry that never seems to get folded and put away or the floor that never seems to stay clean.
There are also things I didn't really think much about until I became a mom...like the questions people ask. For example, I cringe when people ask "is he sleeping through the night?" or "is a good sleeper?" (and yes before I had a baby I was totally guilty of asking this) I mean come on...no, he isn't sleeping through the night and so what if he doesn't - I can't tell sleeping through the night is a character flaw. Sleep is over-rated anyway as a mother or so that's why I tell myself. And truth be told, those middle of the night feedings are the sweetest. Ones I cherish because I know soon enough they will be gone.
As a new mom, I often feel so "inadequate" at the end of the day. I feel like there were so many situations I could have handled differently or maybe I shouldn't have gotten frustrated when Brady wouldn't go down for nap. He is notorious for fighting his sleep! Or when I feel like I need a "small" break from.it.all. I get a sense from talking with other mommas that this is normal. It takes a lot out of us to be a parent.
Thankfully, I have an amazing and supportive husband who is willing to take on baby anytime so I can get a break!
But truth be told, motherhood while it may not be what I thought it might look like before I had a baby and while it may be incredibly tough some days, there is no greater job or love in this world.
To know that there is a precious little soul that looks up to me for all of his needs. To know that God created him perfect in His imagine. And to know that God knew my sweet boy before he was ever conceived...absolutely blows my mind.
Also to know that God trust me so much that he has entrusted me with a human life. God knew exactly what I needed when he made me a mom...and still does each and every day.
That's the beauty of it all. We aren't meant to be perfect people or perfect moms.
There is no greater joy than being a mom, especially a new mom. As a new mom, I think it is so important to just take the time to soak it all in. The saying about the days go by slow but the years quick couldn't be more true. And I don't want to look back and not remember the days...for these days are what make up the years.
Which is why the dishes and laundry can wait...they are only so little for such a short while.