I swear I just gave birth yesterday! I remember driving to the hospital in the middle of the night with my husband, it was so much fun and is such an amazing memory. Our son Adam is almost one now. Time just flies on by….
He has grown so much. He is crawling everywhere and practicing his walking, any day now he will take his first steps on his own. Just writing that makes me tear up.
As his first birthday approaches it does make me reflect on this past year. I really am blessed and grateful to have a healthy baby boy, an amazing husband and 2 loud dogs. haha.
I miss my maternity leave. Getting to spend every second with that little nugget was amazing. I learned so much about taking care of an infant and I am still learning as he grows. Three months off just isn’t enough, a year would have been nice so I could comfortably breast feed without interruptions, without having to pump at work. Breast feeding is an amazing thing that I have mastered and he has mastered as well, a big misconception is that babies are born “knowing” how to feed, but in reality they are learning too, it can take months for them to get the hang of it. We had our struggles at first but worked them out.
These days common questions I get “are you still nursing?” or “when will you stop nursing, when he turns one you can give him regular milk” These are great questions and I love sharing my story but as I said things are going by too fast, so what’s the rush to stop, we live in such a fast paced world and I feel like we just need to slow down and savor every second with our little babies. I could talk about breastfeeding all day but will cut it short.
Another thing I get a lot “is he sleeping through the night?” or “he should be sleeping through the night!” or “he should be in his own bed”. And of course from what I have seen and researched every baby is different. I see babies that sleep through the night from day one and I see babies that don’t. I don’t sleep through the night, I am constantly getting up peeing. And while I would love for Adam to sleep through the night in his own bed, I will take the snuggles and cries for me in the middle of the night. Why? Because he is my baby, I love him and want to comfort him, some day I will be missing his little baby snuggles but right now I am taking all I can get. And I wish other moms would just be compassionate of the fact that everyone is different instead of “shoulding” and being so opinionated. All I have is love for everyone.
We were in our backyard playing a couple weeks ago and my husband started talking about Adam getting married some day…. tears started flowing, wow I am always crying. LOL.
Moms, no matter what your story good or bad, lets lift each other up and support each other. xoxo