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July 26, 2018

#RaisingBabyRose 3 Months Post Partum

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As you may already know Baby Rose has arrived! I could have never imagined that I would be someone's mother one day. For a long time marriage and kids were not on my things to do life list. But I'm so glad that God saw fit to change my heart and give me the opportunity to start my own family.

Being a wife and mother is the best gift I have ever received and by far my most important job. I'm so thankful that I have been able to be at home with my little one and husband. Adding to our family is obviously an adjustment but it's a blessing. Our journey thus far has been interesting so I wanted to share an update. #Godisgood


WHAT I’VE BEEN DOING

Eating, sleeping, breastfeeding, changing lots of diapers, and loving on baby Rose. I just love being with her even when I'm exhausted, looking a hot mess, and stinky. When I see her little face and she smiles at me, it's all worth it.

Babies are a full time job. I have completely surrendered myself to her schedule. Can I just say how thankful I am that prepared ahead of time. Working right now is out of the question and the furthest thing from my mind. Don't get me wrong I may do a little bit here and there but I am definitely not going to be pulling any 12 hour days like I use to do.

CARING FOR MY LITTLE ROSE BUD

What I've learned thus far is that having a baby is like having a beautiful ticking time bomb. You never know from moment to moment what to expect. But you quickly realize it's no longer about you. Being a new mother has definitely taught me and is teaching me to be flexible, because ya'll know I love a to-do list and schedule.

My showers have definitely gotten shorter, but thankfully I am able to take one daily. I have gotten use to eating cold food, which I use to absolutely hate. But when your breastfeeding on demand your on babies schedule around the clock.

Thankfully my body has adapted to interval sleeping. When she first got home I would try to sleep when she's sleeping. I didn't go to sleep every time she did. But now that she's sleeping for a bit at night I would say I'm getting at least 6-8 hours of sleep a day. So I can't complain.

MOTHERHOOD 

I can honestly say I am feeling good. Some days are obviously better than others in regards to energy level and rest. But overall I have a really good baby. Especially with some of the horror stories I've read and heard from other Moms.

My biggest priority in the first 2 months was really to keep Rose in the house as much as possible. Call me old school, but I didn't want to expose her to a whole bunch of people so early and unnecessarily. Plus I honestly enjoyed the seclusion. If it were up to me I would have only seen the hubby and Rose during our first 2 months.

I am definitely not one of those Moms that was anxious to let everyone see or visit her baby. Maybe it's just me but it hard enough to care for a little one 24/7 without trying to entertain guest. We haven't had much visitors at all and it'll probably be a while before I feel comfortable doing so.

But I'm sure that largely just me being me. You may not know it but I'm a pretty private introvert. I am definitely my Father's child because now that baby Rose is here, I really don't want people over my house. But to be honest that always been the case. I just feel like your home is a sacred space and you have to protect it. Three months in and I'm already a fierce Momma bear.

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