I decided to start a new series that I will do occasionally, not a weekly series, just a post here and there talking about what motherhood means for me right now, the good, the bad, the lot of it, basically things that I want to write down so I remember for later :-)
What motherhood means to me right now is:
That's all for now :-)
- My son is shrieking, not screaming but shrieking, a very high pitched shrieeek!
- I have come to dread the questions from people, is he sleeping through the night? At this time I want to respond with do you sleep through the night? I know that is rude but no, no my son who is 5.5 months isn't sleeping through the night. Also when you ask if my son is sleeping through the night, please don't tell me at what young age your son or daughter was when they were sleeping through the night.
- After the 4-month sleep regression/wonder leap, the changes I have noticed in my son is amazing especially how curious he is about his surroundings. He is putting everything, everything! in his mouth. He is watching what Sean and I do all the time and especially with a glass he wants to imitate us drinking from the glass (don't worry nothing is in the glass for him to actually drink).
- We got the sweetest gift from Red Envelope, a personalized weekender bag. Red Envelope reached out and wanted to provide Caleb a gift, which I thought was so sweet. They were an excellent company to work with and their customer service was great, very prompt and if you are looking for some great personalized gifts check out Red Envelope. (I wasn't paid to provide a review, this is my honest option of a great company)
- I love getting to be more interactive with my Caleb, taking him to the park, putting him on the swing, watching him sit up propped with the Bobby and reach for his toys.
- Motherhood has turned me into such a sap. I was watching Ladies of London last night when Caprice got her son via surrogate and did the skin to skin after he was born and it got me all teary-eyed remembering back to when I did with Caleb right after he was born. The tears these days come a lot quicker nowadays, this from a former self-described stoic person.
- I love the way his eyes light up when certain toys are placed in front of him, he definitely has his personal favorites that is for sure.
- There are certainly hard moments being a mom too like trying to juggle all that I have to throughout the day. There is a constant feeling of being overwhelmed nags at me most of the day, but then Caleb gives me a huge smile and then I realize he is the most important part of my day. If he is happy, if he is fed, if he is sleeping enough, then that is enough for right now :-) It is hard to remind myself of that but he is my priority during the day, all that other stuff that needs to be done can wait.
That's all for now :-)