Being a Mommy Is Hard Work.
I knew from the beginning it would be no piece of cake. Its exhausting and never ends....
but I love it, and wouldn't trade it for anything in this world.
The other day on facebook I came across an article that was shared by a friend. While reading the article, a particular quote stood out to me:
"Whatever Your Going Through, You Only Need To Make It Through 10 Seconds At A Time"
Night time is the hardest. Our sweet baby girl wakes up about 3 or 4 times. It never fails that she wakes me up right in the middle of a really good, deep sleep. Most of the time after feeding her a bottle, she goes right back to sleep, but occasionally she'll be wide awake.
Then there are times when she's having tummy issues. Its so hard when she cries and nothing you do helps. You don't know what it is that's wrong and all you want to do is fix it.
Those nights when she does nothing but cries, those are are the nights where I have to remember that I only need to make it through 10 seconds at a time.
Since we came home from the hospital, our little bit has struggled with gaining weight.
When she was born, she weighted 6 lb 5.4 oz. The following week at her appointment, her weight was the same. The pediatrician had her come back a week later to check her weight again....still not enough gained to put her where she needs to be. The DR finally put her on a 22 calorie diet to help increase her weight. That Friday we went back and she had finally went up to 6 lb. 11 oz.
We were so glad to finally see her growing!
Its so hard to believe that our baby girl is a little over 2 weeks old. She is growing so quickly.
Its also sad to think that there's only 4 weeks left of my maternity leave. Its going to be so hard to leave her and go back to work but I know she'll be in good hands with family.
Children are a gift from the Lord: They are a reward from him.