It can be very easy to find joy in motherhood when babies are in the first six months of their life because things are more simple then.
However, there are also moments where finding joy can be very hard !
My son’s first 4 months of his life were actually the hardest months I have experienced so far.
I am not sure what your experience has been, but I am going to write this based on my experiences and I hope it helps!
You have made it past the newborn stage and hopefully you have or are in the process of establishing some kind of routine…
Just in time for that sweet routine to be completely thrown off!
(If you are a first time mom of a smaller baby and I just spoiled this for you-sorry!)
One of my greatest frustrations during this time was not having any kind routine or order no matter how hard I tried.
I even got the privilege of having a 30 minute napper
which meant if I ever managed to even get my son to sleep anywhere other than my arms,
I barely had time to do anything before he woke up.
Then there are the sleep regressions and developmental leaps.
Introducing solids and the affects of introducing those solids
and so much more!
Whenever you establish a good routine, one of the things listed above reminds you that there is no such thing.
Learning this was a hard lesson, but it helped me grow in many aspects!
If you are not a go-with-the-flow kind of person, motherhood will teach you to be
because motherhood is all about changed schedules and new routines.
I used to stress out whenever something like teething interrupted my perfect sleep schedule,
and I would try to get back to “normal” as fast as possible.
I was frustrated and defeated.
I found joy in motherhood during these moments when I gave up trying to have a perfect routine.
Don’t get me wrong…
Babies do need structure and need your best efforts to put them on a routine, but life happens and at one point or another they will fall off of that routine and you need to just roll with the punches.
If you can learn to do this, you will find more joy in motherhood during the first six months of your babies life.
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