Can you believe it's only five more days until Mother's Day?! In honor of the occasion I am sharing ten lessons motherhood has taught me:
1. Sleep, where did you go? I was an epic-sleeper; weekends were all about sleeping in, naps were my bestie. I can sleep in a moving car at will (that I can still do but the opportunity doesn't arise as often anymore.) How is it that such little babies interrupt your sleep so much? I may have to inject here that we are a co-sleeping family so both Kinsey and Brielana have been in our bed up until 2.5 years old. And by that count, Brielana's days are numbered. Yet I doubt that all-consuming s-l-e-e-p will ever come back into my life and I'm actually okay with that- maybe that's a sign of growing up ;)
2. Mulitasking is the only way to get things done. I'm pretty sure I was good at multitasking before but I have since upped my game like, whoa. At any given minute I'm thinking about what I'm doing, what needs to be done, who's where doing what and what they should be doing, and what the heck are we going to eat? They say multitasking isn't actually "a thing" but I say whoever said that isn't a mom.
3. Being concerned about someone else's bodily functions is real. 'Nuff said.
4. I have a new respect for my body. It has gained thirty-plus pounds twice, grown my babies, went through labor and delivery and though it isn't the same (things just don't seem to be in the same places anymore) I have a greater appreciation for how amazing a woman's body truly is.
5. Boobs have a greater purpose. Along the same lines as #4, I may never know what it'll be like to have big boobs but I have dedicated almost four years of my motherhood to breastfeeding my daughters and it is a beautiful experience.
6. Since being a mom I understand my own mom more. But that doesn't mean I want to parent like her and that's okay.
7. Some days are hard. But by the grace of God I get through it. Tomorrow is always a new day.
8. There are as many ways to parent as there are parents. All ways are good. I dont get shaming or looking down on other methods? Lets all congratulate each other for surviving!
9. Finding your Mommy Tribe is essential. From texting and play dates to just knowing what your'e going through, having a support system makes those low days tolerable. And then you can laugh about them together later.
10. Nothing will ever prepare you for how much love you will feel for your child. It is a scary, fierce love that can move mountains or cars if need be. And that feeling just keeps growing. And then you add another baby to the brood and it grows even more. It is an never-ending spring of love.