Earlier this evening as I was sitting in my bath I began to think about how my life has changed since I've become a mom. Not too long ago I was hanging out with my friends, going to bed early, and getting my nails done. Well now I'm lucky if I get a straight 3 hours of sleep and the closest I get to having a French manicure is getting Destin stuck under my fingernails (for those of you who aren't familiar with Destin, google it). Now don't get me wrong, these are not complaints.
My blog is most certainly going to be all about my family because that's my life. Every blog will probably consist of what Christians doing next and how many hours of sleep I'm getting. So where do I begin!? Well for starters Christians almost 6 months old now and is doing everything from rolling over to sitting up on his own (still working on that one). It is so crazy how the time has flown by. I read this quote recently and it said "The days are long but the years are short." It hasn't been a full year yet however I can totally relate to that quote. For the past few months I haven't been getting the most sleep. My little guy has been getting teeth and growing like crazy. At first this was so exhausting but now in a weird way I like it! Its nice having someone wake up and want nothing and no one but you.
People always told me that everyone would have an opinion on the best way to mother a child.. Ya, well they weren't kidding. Everyones favourite question seems to be "is he sleeping through the night?". Truthfully he wakes up every 1-3 hours at night but not for long periods of time. I have had someone tell me not to feed him at night because he's getting to attached. I honestly like this person and have a lot of respect for them but I was still a little shocked to hear that one. Well to each their own! I can't really find it in me to make him "self sooth". In one of my classes from last year there was a group discussion on self soothing. Personally I never really believed in it but I would never judge someone for doing it either. If theres one thing all moms can agree on its that all babies are so different! My teacher asked us to raise our hands if we had a significant other. I raised my hand and she went on to ask us if we would rather be cuddled by that person or ignored if we were scared, sad, or in pain. That was definitely the moment I decided not to let my future children self sooth.
"We never know the love of a parent until we become parents ourselves." -Henry Ward Beecher