I have to say after pregnancy it feels weird counting months now instead of weeks! Piper is five weeks today and celebrated her one month birthday last Wednesday! It has been a festive first month of life for little Piper June between Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Years we’ve had a lot to celebrate! She’s met a lot of family, friends and babies that will be her future best friends most of which she slept through. 🙂 We haven’t gotten the whole schedule thing down yet but we feel lucky we’re beginning to have more 5-6 hour stretches of sleep at night and less of the 3 and 4. But all in all, she’s a great baby. Besides witching hour we’ve only had a handful of the OMG how do I get her to stop crying moments. Praise the Lord for gas drops and The Windi!
The first month hasn’t been easy but I expected that. I knew sleep would be in spurts and coffee would become my best friend but I didn’t anticipate feeling like I never get anything done. I know, I know. What new mom expects to be productive during the first five weeks?! Don’t get me wrong I’m soaking up all the baby snuggles but when she’s sleeping I expected to get much more accomplished that I have. It sounds crazy I know. I’m used to going a million miles a minute and slowing myself down is really tough. I can’t even remember the last vacation I didn’t work in some capacity. Not that the first few weeks of motherhood compares to a vacation by any means but you get what I’m saying. Another new mom I follow on Instagram shared this article the other night and it brought me to tears (cue postpartum hormones!) This part put things into perspective for me:
The most important job I’ll ever have is being a mom to Piper and God her future brothers or sisters. So this week I’ve tried my best to go with the flow and letting go of my to-do list mentality. I might get “nothing” done some days but that “nothing” is the most important of all. So here’s to working when I feel like it not when I feel pressured, snuggling with this sweet baby and finding a new series on Netflix to binge watch!