Ah, motherhood. Some thing that most women dream of their entire lives. We see these Pinterest boards full of gorgeous pregnancy photos, birth photos, and photos of mothers with their babies. I was that mom before I was a mom. I have a whole board dedicated to all the gizmos and gadgets that I thought I NEEDED, a board dedicated to how I thought motherhood was supposed to look. TRUTH BOMB: IT'S NOTHING LIKE THAT! *laughing emoji here*
Asher turns 9 months today. And while he is by far at the most fun age he has been so far, he's also a little turd! He is predictable and then completely unpredictable. There is no rhyme or reason sometimes to his actions or behavior and well, that just sucks. It's really tough not knowing the why's of your baby. Why is he cranky? Why is he awake? Is he teething? Does his belly hurt? Maybe he's hungry? Does he have gas? That alone is exhausting!
Then there's night time. UGHHHHHHH. Asher can sleep almost 12 hours straight one night and then up 10 plus times the next. The inconsistency really toys with your emotions. You wrack your brain at 4am thinking "What else does he need?" And the answer? You. He just needs mama. And that sucks when all you need is sleep! Feeling me yet mamas?
I guess there isn't much reason to today's post other than to just vent. I complain to my husband but when you're working 14 hour plus days and weekends, it's probably hard to relate to your stay at home wife who is complaining about being tired. Dads are a different kind of tired. There will forever be a battle between moms and dads and who does what and who is more tired, I'm afraid. At least in my house...haha. My suggestion is to find other mamas who just get it. Because that's the thing, the ONLY other people that will understand is other moms. Find your tribe. Because it's so insanely true....it. takes. a. village.
May your coffee be strong today. I know mine is. <3 xoxo.