So here is the truth.
Taking care of a newborn is some repetitious work.
There are lots of things that you WANT to be doing, but are physically, mentally or emotionally incapable of doing for a while.
Well guess what?
It’s totally ok.
You don’t need to prove to the world that you are a super mom.
Just to your baby.
And the best way to prove that is lots of snuggles, feeding, and binge watching a funny show on Netflix so you can laugh and feel somewhat normal while that sweet baby sniffs and snuggs all up in your arms.
If there are other children in the picture, this may have to be after they are finally in bed and it’s just you and the new night owl chilling together.
Whatever your routine, know that you don’t need to apologize for letting go of the little things and letting someone else step in and help you out while you kick back and recover.
I got a little carried away there. With my little dude number 2, life was very nutso. We closed on our first home purchase the week before he was born. It was a fixer upper. Basically my dream house. I love diy projects and being involved in them. But guess what? I just had a baby and found myself sitting amongst boxes in a half-packed up house with two little guys while everyone else worked on my new place without me. I was bummed, to say the least, that I was helplessly sitting around doing mundane mom stuff every day at our old place, rather than being part of the excitement, progress and decision making at the new home.
So you know what I did?
I watched Gilmore Girls.
Everyone always told me how funny it was, so I gave it a shot. Sure, it isn’t for everyone, but I think people who have struggles and victories and have weird people in their lives and witness a little bit of crazy drama here and there can relate to Lorelai and Rory, and it did cheer me up and distracted me from my bummer summer sitch.
So that is what inspired this onesie, and I feel like a lot of other little mothers can possibly relate.
-peace and love-