Friday, December 2, 2016

Things I learned in the first month

I haven't been doing this mother thing very long, but during the short month and a half that I have been a mother I've noticed.

1. Give yourself a break. I don't mean sleep when your baby sleeps. I mean definitely try and do that, but don't be so hard on yourself. When we first brought little Ezra home I was trying to do the most that I could. I was doing my best to be the perfect mom because I had an idea of how this whole motherhood thing should look in my head.After the first 3 weeks I had to do some serious soul searching and I realized that I could not continue putting so much pressure on myself to be the best. I just had to be what Ezra needed.

2.It is okay that your house does not look like it is out of a pinterest picture. Sometimes social media sets these unrealistic expectations of what a mother and homemaker should look like. I must say, that as I sit here typing this. There is laundry in our bedroom right now that has been siting in a basket waiting to be put away. There are Christmas decorations still sitting in the box from 3 days ago that need to go up, and our bed hasn't been made by me since Ezra came home from the hospital. Ladies, it is okay to not have everything cleaned, put away, or looking perfect all the time. You're a human being and you get tired.

3. Treat yourself! This one is my favorite. I would definitely say that since having a baby I've spent less money, but at the same time I have treated myself to coffee (I quit coffee while pregnant). Do not be afraid to do something nice for yourself!

4. Accept help. My mom stayed with us for 2 weeks after Ezra was born and I have to say it helped us out a lot!!! My recovery was rougher than I thought so it was nice to have her here to help us out. Ezra wasn't sleeping and at first he wasn't eating. Having her here for support was exactly what we needed. Ezra had his first evening away from us so we could see a movie and as hard as it was, it was needed. When someone offers to help take them up on it!

5. Don't forget that you are married. Ladies, it is so easy to forget about your husband once that baby comes home. Especially if you are a new mommy. Take a date night, watch a movie he loves, or play that video game he likes. Just don't forget that he is there!

Enjoy some cute one month pictures of little EZ (Tim calls him this).

Isn't hr handsome?

Hard to get a good picture with him because he is always moving. I look psycho!

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