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🚨New Mommy…Week 26

My baby turned 6 months this week!!😊😊

I’m so excited and terrified at the same time! Watching him gain independence causes me to smile and be proud while simultaneously fast forwarding to the days he won’t need me as much.😢 Such oxymoronic feelings!! I’m sure moms understand!

AJ is full of life! He tries everything repeatedly, only allowing frustration to set in for seconds.😢 It’s so encouraging, oh to be a child again! I pray I never do anything to inhibit his imagination, deter his determination or discourage his effort.❤️ He reminds me everyday to keep dreaming! Keep trying! He has no idea how he motivates me.

6 months postpartum feels….better.🙃 I am certainly in a much more calm state of mind than previously. I cry much less. When I do, the tears are typically of pride and gratefulness. I never knew my heart could be so full. My journey yo motherhood was long, hard and heartbreaking. But it was all worth it.😍

Now, the hard part about 6 months postpartum?!?! My body!!😫😫😫 Initially I made amazing progress. Lately, I’ve hit a roadblock! I don’t like my body. I can’t figure out my “mom style”😳 I’m no longer comfortable wearing certain things. It’s odd. I’ll get through it, I’m sure!💙

I’m also dealing with becoming a stay at home mom. It’s truly and adjustment. Whew! I’ll talk about it more next time! Don’t wanna bore you! 😉🤣🤣

Until the next time…

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Week One: New Mommy

AJ is one week old today!☺️ I’ve officially been a mommy for 7 days. In true fashion of myself…lemme tell y’all about it!😂

First of all…I am TIED (that’s tired for my proper readers)😂

I had him via c-section and that experience is traumatic ok? I don’t care what anyone else says. 🤷🏻‍♀️

I have to care for him 24-7…..whew….take me back to my babysitting days. It was SO temporary. Lol!🤦🏻‍♀️

Don’t even get me started on breastfeeding!!!😤😤

I am the most emotionally exhausted I’ve been in my entire life. 🤦🏻‍♀️Who knew you could cry so many tears in a single 24 hour period?!?! 😱 AND, so many different tears?? One minute they are happy, then proud, then amazed, then tired, then feeling like “what have I signed up for”, then “I love my husband so much”, then “I love my son so much” then God knows what! I literally feel insane! 😫😫

My husband has been a trooper.😊 I honestly have a new found respect and wonder for single moms. How do y’all do it? How? Y’all so strong! I’ve cried in my husband’s arms so much you’d think I’m the newborn!😀 Y’all really are amazing!!

My pediatrician started our conversation reading my fertility and child loss history then preceded to state “Wow, you went through a lot to get him here. Thank God he is here”! 😭😭When I tell y’all I almost went into a baptist fit!!!💃🏻💃🏻 (ask your churchy friends what that is, lol!) He just didnt know what he said to me! LOL!

Overall, motherhood is NO punk.🙅🏻‍♀️ She’s actually a bully in my opinion! 😂😂 But I am so thrilled to have my son even when I’m overwhelmed (which is quite often at this point, lol!)

I honestly did not realize how strong women truly are until this phase of my life. We are EVERYTHING! 💪🏼💁🏻‍♀️💅🏼

Until the next time..

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