HOW HAS IT BEEN 6 MONTHS?! Sheesh. I don't even know where to begin buuuut I will do my best to compile all my thoughts into a readable post ;)
I'm not sure if I have expressed my feelings on the post part/newborn phase but, if I'm being honest, it sucked. It took me a good 3 months to come around hormonally and emotionally. And why that may not seem like a long time, when you're going through it, it feels like an eternity. New motherhood was not what I thought it would be and it was tough. One thing I knew, is I created this beautiful baby, and no matter how hard this was, I would fight for the rest of my life trying my very best for him.
Fast forward to today: 6 months in! Life is MUCH more enjoyable. Asher has such a fun personality and makes me laugh so hard! While my days are often not as productive as I would prefer them to be, I have to understand I'm raising my baby and that's good enough most days! While I love being a SAHM, I also balance running two businesses and our entire household so it can be pretty crazy sometimes.
But, I finally feel like we are all getting a hang of this new life together. Watching my husband be a father, watching myself learn things as a mother, and even watching our family pup Millie want to be around Asher more, everything is just wonderful.
I was worried during those first few weeks and months. I wondered if I would ever have my "old life" back, and the truth is, no- I wouldn't. But things got better, and we had a new normal. We have a new normal. Don't get me wrong, not everyday is easy. There are days I want to cry, I want a break, and I lose my shit. I'm certain it wouldn't be motherhood if I didn't feel that way. But the "about to lose my shit" days are much fewer than they were just a few months ago. And the fact that my son lights up when he sees me now, makes the "job" much more rewarding. Knowing I'm the reason he smiles + laughs = ugh, true happiness!
I'd love to hear any thoughts/advice you seasoned mamas have for this stage of life! I feel like Asher is changing every single day and any thoughts you have, will be so helpful! I can't wait to hear from you! xoxo