Love everything about motherhood, even the stuff you don’t love.
When you spend your days cleaning dirty diapers, putting baby down for naps, and endlessly entertaining baby, it’s easy to find everything baby related quite tedious. I am here to tell you to take it all in and love every second. Your baby will only be a baby for so long and soon the days of rocking your babe to sleep will be gone.
Believe it or not after being off duty with my wrist for 8 weeks I was upset. I felt like I was missing out on being a mom to Bennett. I really missed putting him down to sleep and I have even missed changing his diapers. I felt incomplete as a parent and I was so frustrated that I could not do something as simple as a diaper change to care for my child.
Sure it’s not always glamorous, but these are moments that I can never have again with Bennett. As of this week though I am totally back on duty, diaper changes and all. Things are still a bit awkward with my wrist not fully functioning, but its good enough. After being forced to step away I realized how much I loved even the things I would rather not do as a parent. So next time you and your partner are playing rock, paper, scissors to see who’s turn it is to put baby to bed, steal an extra turn and take in the quiet and enjoy.
Even love their mess.