It’s true, I officially have a toddler. I’m sure I sat in a time machine and flashed my way to having a one year old, well after the first few long months of course which I think a lot of new mothers can attest to. It’s true, you feel like you’re a human milk machine running on about 2 hours of sleep, all the while trying to get back to your “normal” life. The funny part is, that once “normal” life quickly fades and is gradually replaced with a whole new normal and you don’t know how or when it happened. One minute you’re wondering If you’ll get a solid nights sleep without wrestling the – oh so brilliant – idea of bringing babe into bed because you’re too exhausted to get up one more time, but somehow find just enough energy. And then the next moment, you’re humming your favorite tunes while making your husbands favorite meal and glance over and see your “toddler” entertaining herself by flipping through the pages of her favorite book. Which leaves you asking the all too familiar questions, “Where did time go? How did she get so big?”
Even with all the exhaustion, stress, and frustrations I can say it has brought me one most rewarding and enjoyable times of my life. Being a mom is one of the best gifts God grants us women and I wouldn’t trade one of those super overwhelming days for anything. God has blessed my little family beyond measures, and for that I am very grateful.
–A huge shout out and special thanks to Amanda Metz (www.amandametz.com) for capturing our little girl on her very special day! She was also the one by our sides the entire day of the delivery and we couldn’t be more thankful for her in more ways than she knows !