I have to admit, it feels really great being able to complete a blog post these days! I actually started this post two days ago… and here we are two days later and it still has taken me all day to write. Everything I do these days takes an absurd amount of time to complete to be perfectly honest. I kinda chuckle thinking back on the “new mom posts” I’ve read on other blogs. I don’t know what magical world they are living in but life with a newborn is a lot of work with a lot of highs and plenty of lows (like when I spilled a bottle of breast milk on my couch this morning).
Nothing could have prepared me for the changes Magnolia’s birth would bring and I wouldn’t change it for the world. Some days are really great and other days are really challenging. No day is the same, but I’m learning a lot and am becoming more and more comfortable in my new role as mom!
My life these days revolves around nurturing Magnolia. Plain and simple. Breastfeeding hasn’t been the easiest, but each day I learn something new which helps. Whether I’m Googling up a storm, talking to other moms, or just testing the waters, I’m learning quickly that there’s no right or wrong way and that ultimately I have to figure out what works best for Magnolia and me.
What I haven’t done the best job of is making myself a priority, but I’m learning! It’s funny how many times I’ve said to myself “I need to make myself something to eat” and the next thing I know it’s 2:30PM and I still haven’t had lunch. Eating enough has been tough, but I’m learning to ask for help, to prep food ahead of time, and to make the most of nap time.
One thing I’ve really enjoyed each day though is going for a walk with Neal, Magnolia, and Theodore. Most days we put Magnolia in her stroller but last night I tried out the Boba wrap which was awesome! It’s just so nice being able to get outside, to walk a few miles, and to bond with my family. It is something I’ve really treasured and will miss when we all head back to work!
All in all, my life these days is crazy but I’m so grateful for Magnolia, to be growing as a wife, and to be learning my new role as mom. It’s exhausting, I’m exhausted, but it’s a time I will forever treasure!