It’s been awhile!
As you can imagine, it’s been a madhouse over here! Juggling the new life of mommy-hood and going back to work has been quite the challenge! I know there are other mommy’s out there that know exactly what I’m talking about.
Figuring out the days we need childcare, waking up in the middle of the night for a feed, and making sure everything is prepped and ready for the day, are just a few things that are high on my priority list. I know I’ve said this in one of my previous posts but I truthfully think back and laugh at myself when I thought I was busy, pre-baby.
Although sometimes it may feel like the most exhausting couple months I’ve ever experienced in my life (I mean lets be honest, it has), I wouldn’t change a thing. The happiness my little bundle of joy brings to me is unlike anything I’ve ever felt and because of this I am thankful.
This Thanksgiving was a very special one for me because I truly got to experience what it feels like to be grateful. Not to say I haven’t been in the past, but this year my gratitude was overflowing.
There are days I find myself consumed in the little things and then in return let negativity cloud my thoughts. So to help remind myself on those off-days, I’ve decided to share with you all just a few of the reasons I am so thankful this year. (BTW- I encourage you to do the same!)
1. My Husband.
It’s been a wild few months. These long days and nights have tested us, our relationship, our sanity (sleep deprivation is real), and yet I know I wouldn’t want to ever experience this with anyone else. He has been patient, understanding, and as helpful as he could be. This experience is very new to the both of us, which makes it exciting, scary, but most importantly it has brought us closer as a family.
I now know what Unconditional Love feels like. She is my world.
3. My Family.
I don’t know where I would be without my Mom. Not only is she a fantastic Mom, she’s an amazing Grandma. The rest of my family is pretty amazing, too. 🙂
4. My Health
I’ve been pretty hard on myself postpartum for not losing the baby weight quick enough. It’s been a rough 5 months mentally because I truly didn’t think I would struggle as much as I have. However, I am continuously reminding myself that I made a beautiful human with this body of mine and that I need to be thankful for that. The weight will come off when it’s supposed to and I am happy to say I’m on the right path.
5. My Career.
I am so thankful to have a job with such flexibility. I can pick and choose when I want to work and when I want to be home with Brooke.
6. My Friends.
The support I’ve had postpartum is exactly what any new mom needs. The stress a mom can feel is overwhelming and it’s extremely comforting to have an encouraging group by your side.
I have so much more to be thankful for, however I didn’t want to talk your ear off on a Monday morning!
What are you most thankful for this year? Lets chat down below!
Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.