Photos by Bespoke Photography
I did not think I could love a baby the same as I did with my first born or my second born.
First borns steal your heart, and rock your world.
Second borns rock your world, and try to stay your baby as long as possible.
Third borns, as soon as they are born, charm you into thinking you could do this baby thing again and again and again.
When the 2 month smiling milestone hit, well you’ve seen Adeline‘s beautiful little smile, she erases the first trimester of intense morning sickness I experienced. And trust me I was vowing in those 3 months that I did not think I could survive another first trimester of morning sickness. Not even 2 months later I have baby fever from my charming, little baby!
The first few months of having a newborn are hard – there’s little sleep, in the first week you will cry for no reason, your social life goes out the window, your postpartum hormones are insane, you want to guzzle coffee but if you’re breastfeeding that is not an option, you still fit your maternity clothes but you long for cute pre pregnancy clothes. There’s a lot going on that causes me stress.
I’m in an amazing Beth Moore Entrusted women’s bible study at my church, and from the first meeting one of the older women told us each morning she prays and gives her day to God.
She asks God to give her the energy and focus she needs for that day’s tasks, the compassion and patience for others she’ll meet. Now every morning I give my day up to God, and I add in patience with my children because the Lord knows I need more patience!
Do you feel the pressures of motherhood?