New mom, whose this?

Q: What do you get when you cross a tired, sleep-deprived mom with a full-time job and mom-guilt?

A: A wreck

Now that I’ve managed to get that off my chest, how’s your life going? I managed to make it through a whole, entire year without blogging. How’s that for setting world records?

Well if you must know, I’ve been trying to adjust to being a working mom who suffers from mom-guilt every morning when I drop my now almost 6 month old, off at daycare. I’ve been trying to get a grip on still being my awesome wifely self, while also trying to remember to wash my hair at least once every two weeks so that people don’t think I’m homeless. All that after hopefully managing to get at least 4 hours of sleep, in between my little Mr Sweetface waking up and wanting his mommy to soothe him back to sleep.

Of all the wonderful advice that everyone and their mother-in-law manages to dish out while you’re pregnant and then right after you’ve given birth, none of it could have prepared me for any of what motherhood actually is. It is LITERALLY like having your heart outside of your body, all the time. That little body that can turn me into a hot mess when I cant figure out why he wont stop crying or that sweet face that melts every ounce of my being as it lights up when he sees me for the first time when I pick him up from daycare.

I love seeing how smoothly my husband has transitioned into being a dad. From always being the one who pulls funny faces and beatboxes for amusement, to taking over soothing duty in the middle of the night when my efforts are futile.

My life is currently a mixture of sweet memories being made, tired tears and adjusting to what seems to be my new normal. My heart is full and I wouldn’t change a thing.

Motherhood is the greatest thing and the hardest thing

Ricki Lake

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