This sweet boy is 4-months-old! I think this stage is my favorite. He’s developing a personality, learning to sleep longer than a few hours at a time (finally) and each day our bond grows closer. I still can’t believe he’s mine and some days I have to remind myself how amazing this journey is, even if I’m covered in spit up and haven’t showered in days. Life is good and I’m starting to feel like I’m getting the hang of this mom thing. Here’s what’s been going on...
If I am being totally honest, creating a “wish list” for myself was really hard this year. It was such a big year having Ford and growing our family that I didn’t feel like there was anything I truly needed. But after my husband and a few family members hounding me, I pulled together a few items I wouldn’t mind having…so, I thought I would share as a way to possibly inspire you, if you are also struggling to come up with ideas or need inspiration for someone on your list!
You guys. If I am being honest, sleep has been the biggest struggle as a new mom. You never truly realize how wonderful a full night of uninterrupted sleep is until you have a baby. Am I right?
I just don’t think there is anything that can prepare you for the feeling of sleep deprivation. But I do think it’s possible to teach your baby to learn to sleep on their own and to love sleep. This has been one of my biggest goals with Ford and I am finally ready to share what has worked for us, so far!