Everyone says it, but its true. It goes by so fast.
I can’t believe LJ is six months old. Half a year. Now I know why people keep having kids!
LJ has changed my life. I mean, life was good before, but now it’s even better. Who knew?! He’s funny and has the best personality. Every day it’s something new, a new discovery, it’s like I’m seeing the world from a new set of eyes. I love it.
LJ loves laughing. sweet potatoes. yoga with mommy. long walks. books. playing “under the sea”. being a sous chef. putting his feet in the grass. airplane trips. grabbing his toes and sticking them in his mouth.
As for me, I’m feeling good. I had a healthy – and pretty easy – pregnancy. With breastfeeding, lots of walking, and the occasional run, I’m a little less than pre-pregnancy weight. Things are still a little more squishy than I remember, but I know I’ll get there. All in due time. I feel like I’m learning something new – about life and myself – everyday.
Here’s what I’ve learned in the last six months:
- I had no idea could function on such little sleep. Don’t get me wrong, most days I feel like a zombie. But at least I’m a functioning one.
- If you can, breastfeeding is the way to go. I love the time I get to spend with LJ. It’s special to me. Our time to bond.
- Listen to your body. I thought I was going to start running the second I was cleared by the doctor. Instead, I waited another 8 weeks before I attempted to run. It worked for me. I know what works for me might not work for you but honor your body. It’s been through a lot!
- My life is completely and totally different now – and I love it. And not just because I’m not going to happy hour anymore.
- Write things down, take pictures, write your baby a love note. You think you’ll never forget anything. But you do. Not because you don’t want to remember but because there’s so much that happens in one year, month, week, day that you can’t possibly remember everything.
- Being a mom is the most wonderful, miraculous blessing in the entire world.
And as I approach (and celebrate) my first Mother’s Day, I couldn’t be more thankful for all of the beautiful blessings in my life. Happy Mother’s Day, moms. It’s amazing to feel what my mom felt for so many years!
What did you learn after having a baby?
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