My precious angel is FOUR months old. I tell ya, motherhood is a curious phenomenon. I spend half my time wondering if she's okay and the other half wondering if I'm doing all the right stuff. Still, even when she's not okay or I know I'm not doing the right things, I love being her mom. I have learned a lot about myself and how to shift my priorities to what really matters. Since having another human to care for 24 hours a day, the things that used to keep me busy don't seem as important anymore.
Some random thoughts about having a baby:
- You can never have enough burp cloths. We literally have at least 30 in our house, and quite frankly, I could use some more. Seriously, add loads of them to your baby registry.
- Why do strangers touch my baby? But for real. Not people I sort of know or know through someone else, but people I have never seen in my entire life have come up to us and grabbed June's hand or foot or leg. I know I am not alone in my experiences and feelings, so somebody tell me how to nicely shoo strangers away.
- I never imagined I would discuss a person's bodily functions so much. That's all I will say on that.
Well, we have definitely hit the 4 month sleep regression that everyone warns you about. Except, I didn't want advice from anyone, so no one warned me. Ha! Completely surprised me when June stopped sleeping about 2 weeks ago. Luckily, our moms have been a big help. One day, I slept until almost 12:30 while June was visiting with one of her grandmas. Bless.
These cats crack me up. The few times I've come home without June, they look at me like I made their day. "We have mom all to ourselves," then they proceed to follow me around the house.
My Juney doesn't stop smiling, even at 3 am. She is trying so hard to push herself up to sit. She has even rolled over to her tummy, but if no one is touching her, she won't entertain playtime for long. Also, she has the sweetest little voice. It's my favorite.
June is the best baby. She smiles constantly, coos, and snuggles. She is the only baby I could imagine wanting and she is perfect for our family. Despite our future struggles, I would want her to be exactly as she is 100 times over. I want June to teach others to understand that being different is okay. Most of all, I want everyone who meets her to learn about God and how He loves us all. I may not fully understand the impact her little life will make, but I believe it will be substantial. If you're a parent, I hope you feel the same about your child.