Thursday, August 1, 2013

How Parenting Gets Easier

You adjust. 

In the early days of just having a newborn you live on euphoria. The smell and the happiness is just all so wonderful. It fills you up and keeps you moving. Eventually exhaustion wears you down but you have to keep going. Your precious baby needs you. You start dragging and wish for a shower and a nap. Things get hard. You start thinking surely all new mothers don't feel like this. Maybe we'll just have one baby. You start imaging your family of three. 

Slowly you start making a routine that works for your family. Your precious screaming baby starts to sleep longer than two hours at a time.  During those early days you would never imagine being in the shower while your sweet baby was out there all alone. Then you take baby steps, realizing you can walk into the other room and they will be fine. Eventually you learn that you have just enough time to shower and brush your teeth until your little one gets bored with their bouncy chair. 

Things get easier with time. You start to feel like you have this mother thing down. You start dreaming of baby number 2. You think back to those long sleepy days and they start to not look so bad. You start telling yourself that it won't be as hard with baby number 2 because you know so much about parenting now. You wouldn't have to spend so much time on google. Plus you already know they will live if you let them sleep in their own bed. You think you got this. 

See parenting does get easier. It is never easy but it does get easier. Just give yourself time. There will be days when you are simply nothing short of miserable but those days will pass. Believe me, I know. 


Be sure to link-up with me and Leslie from Violet Imperfection next Wednesday for our new series Practice Makes Habit. It's all about making goals and reaching those goals together. Get ready to be a Finisher!

7 comments :

  1. Love this! I feel like I'm just about to that point where things are starting to make sense and we're getting a bit of a routine down. It's certainly not easy, but I don't feel completely overwhelmed anymore :)

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  2. hi there, I'm Hanna! I'm co-hosting the Aloha Friday hop this week and just wanted to stop by, say hi and follow you blog :)

    www.violetlulu.blogspot.com

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  3. It's so true! For the first two weeks (at least!) I was afraid to put Travis down in anything other than someone's arms! Seems like they're too fragile to just lay down somewhere. But now we know, they'll be okay. :)

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  4. Agreed, it does get much easier after the first few months! Especially once the baby starts sleeping longer and everyone falls into a predictable routine.

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  5. It does get easier. Then they grow up and you have new phases to get used to, but that gets easier too. :)

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  6. Hi there. Visiting from The Eyes of a Boy hop. I really enjoyed your post. Yes, it does seem if we can get through the first 3-6 months maybe it does get easier. Glad to visit.

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  7. And then you have two toddlers running around! :-) Just saw you're one of my Cara Box partners so I thought I'd stop by and say hello!

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