Learning to Adjust
My youngest daughter has just reached the ONE year milestone. She’s walking around non-stop ooooh’ing and aaaaah’ing all day long. She’s not that keen on nap time anymore and she doesn’t enjoy being held in my arms as much as she used to.
She’s got this sudden determined spirit to walk around the house all day long, emptying out every cupboard she can and finding all moms hiding spots of those ‘off limits’ items (like moms makeup) which she finds anyway.
My baby is officially a toddler and I’m not sure I’m ready for this.
It’s amazing how we watch our kids grow from milestone to milestone and they seem to handle it in their stride. We’re the ones left with our head spinning, thinking ‘What’s just happened?’
My little girl is growing up so fast and I feel so unprepared. Truth be told, I’m feeling a little lost. Four months ago, she was barely crawling and now she’s taken over the house. This year has been a bit of a whirlwind and I find myself having to sit down and try and catch up with all that’s happening. I haven’t yet. I’m still trying. I’m still stuck in January trying to plan my new year with another baby on the way and now I have two toddlers and I’m already over 20 weeks pregnant. Half way already. Wait. What?
My head is spinning. I just can’t keep up.
So I’m burying my head low and carrying on with life, enjoying the exciting moments and taking the rest one day at a time. Soon there will be five of us in our home. And that’s a whole different story. Wonderful. Exciting. Different. Adjustment.
They say that the first 1000 days of a baby’s life is the most important days and the most critical time of a humans life. The most development takes place, and it really sets the stage for ones life. I reckon those first 1000 days are as critical and influential on a Mom as it is on her baby.
So here are a few tips on how to adjust to your child’s never ending milestone development that leaves your head spinning because you can’t keep up with how fast it all goes:
1. Be calm
2. Enjoy the moment
3. Take lots of photos
4. Cry later
5. Cry some more
6. Take it day by day
7. Enjoy this Mom journey – before you know it they’ll be out of the house 😭
8. Remember, you’re shaping lives – which means, you’re pretty darn amazing!
9. It’s not easy. It’s not meant to be.
10. Drink lots of coffee!