Over the past month or so I’ve had more than one friend say you are the “perfect mom” and although I’d love to think that, and I do strive to be I know I’m not. So here is a real picture! I insisted on going to the zoo last weekend because here I am with a newborn and major mom guilt about my other two not doing “enough” what does that even mean?
So, I am breastfeeding my 2 month old basically an all day affair, my 3 1/2 year old refuses to take a picture because she wants to see more animals and my 1 1/2 year old is upset because well frankly this kid is a bottomless pit and if he’s not eating he wants to be snacking 😂
I remind myself daily that I wanted a big family and try to laugh at the chaos. Some days at breakfast I’m looking to see when nap time is and sometimes right after nap I’m looking to see when bed time is. I’m drained completely and yet filled completely with love.
It’s incredible that the very reason I live and breathe is quite possibly the same reason I want to run and hide in the bathroom for 5 minutes alone so no one is hanging on me, crying, screaming mommy or refusing to listen to me.
I have days when I swear they are plotting against me to see if I can crack. I negotiate with a 3 1/2 year old over naps, take 5 more bites,ok 3 bites, ok lick the chicken nugget!!!! I repeat please don’t climb on that buddy to my 1 1/2 year old to the point that I am not even in the same room yet some sick mommy sense knows he’s headed to stand on something!
It’s the best roll of my life the most important thing that I do each day but that doesn’t mean I have to be perfect at it. If we could all be real about the struggles and the hurdles we’d probably be able to laugh more. Being authentic is a choice and once you start to own that you create a freeness about yourself as not only a person but a parent. When you realize it’s ok to not always post the perfect picture with the perfect tag line you are allowing yourself to just be. With that comes a weight lifted off to not be “perfect” #3babies #momof3 #mom #positivevibes #postpartumbody #postpartum #csection #momlife #fitfam #authentic #whole30 #yogi #organic #breastfeeding #mom @postpartum