It's surely not true. Don't get me wrong, I'm happy, for the most part, to hurry the newborn phase along, and get to that three or four month golden mark, but it's crazy to me how fast our life changed and in turn how fast it's become the new normal.
Some random thoughts a month in.
(Also--all of these pictures were taken by my friend Lisa in our home. She's taken all of our family pictures--since Georgia was a week old. If you're local make sure to follow her on FB. She does some incredible mini sessions at her farm a few times a year that you'll want to get in on!)
1. I was terrified of being a boy mom. It just never felt like me--neither Chris or I really. But it's weird how hard that is for me to really remember now because Crosby makes me feel like little boys are absolutely as great as little girls--of course they are! And just like I felt with Georgia (as I'm sure all moms do) it's astounding to me how much you can fall in love with someone so fast that you didn't even know five minutes ago. Plus, I ordered my first pair of little boy leggings from Etsy which restored my faith in apparel for little boys.
2. People are so weird when you have a boy--like you finally have a kid--even though you already had a kid--and a pretty incredible one at that. "YOU HAVE A SON!" Yeah, I have a super awesome daughter and son. What is with that? Let's all stop that. Are there different fun things about having a girl vs. a boy and a boy vs. a girl? Of course--one does not negate the other.
3. I vow to never use the phrase "Boys will be boys." I could go on and on. Let's also stop that.
4. I appreciate Georgia's fascination with bugs so much more now than I ever did before. She can show this little dude the bug ropes like no one else.
5. I'm also so happy that her craft table in the kitchen is long and has two chairs at it. The two of them can sit for hours together making creations out of every.piece.of.trash.georgia.resuces.
6. I give Crosby about a year before Georgia pile drives him in the living room. She can't wait for another wrestling partner--and waiting for daddy to get home at 6:00 is just too long.
7. Being a mom the second time around helps you to understand why all the grandmas laugh at us first time moms quoting our baby books and writing down our feeding schedules. Sheesh. There are no rules anymore--just do whatever feels good. (But that being said--you do learn a lot the first time around from those books that resurfaces in more organic ways the second time--so you should still read them!)
Major props to my mom for helping met get Crosby's room put together the first week he was home. Thankfully, I'd painted those pictures above his bed back in July and had ordered a few decorative things that I knew would work for a boy or girls room. Sometimes a burst of motivation pays off.
9. Meals. Thank you to everyone who has brought meals. I want to marry you.
10. If you're going to be a new mom……buy yourself a really great hat that you can wear everyday and get out of the house. I'm a homebody through and through but being trapped in the house with a newborn for more than a few days in a row can make you climb the walls.
We're off to this little guys one month appointment where I hope to hear that he's packed on a few more pounds. Because we all know that more weight allegedly means more sleeping at night. Right? Just say yes--even if your baby weighs 80 pounds and doesn't sleep through the night just say yes.
What a JOY it is to follow your growing family! Thank you for sharing your journey in such a transparent way amd good luck changing all the boy-isims!ReplyDelete
Great pictures!!! Beautiful family!ReplyDelete
Oh Goodness! I love the pictures! Congrats on your bundle of joy! I'm super impressed by the room being pulled off!ReplyDelete