Breastfeeding. It’s beautiful, super convenient (once you get the hang of it) and good for you and your baby. You are not spending your time warming up and cleaning up bottles and it’s free. MQ has been a star student, and I am so deeply thankful for this experience with her.
Yesterday, I hated breastfeeding and anyone who couldn’t lactate to feed my child.
Yep, I said it. 🙊💁🏼♀️ Some days it’s just hard....and if you are one of the fortunate souls who has high milk supply, your baby latches without issue and is an efficient eater (I count my blessings everyday)- it’s still hard.
There’s no switching off during the night or alternating bed time routines with your spouse. Your tiny human you created solely depends on you for life. Whoa...talk about pressure. And in order to try to do said things you need to introduce a bottle which requires you to pump. Then your worries expand from clock management into oz management.....oh and then you have stuff to clean up.
We can glorify it all we want but the truth is anyway we choose to take care of our babies takes sacrifice. Last night, all I wanted to do was fall flat on our bed and sleep for 3 days like the boys seem to 😅
As my eyes were crossing from emotional exhaustion, Marley looked up at me from my lap and gave me the biggest, sweetest, pull at your heart strings gummy smile. While the boys were sleeping, I was the one experiencing the first of many intentional smiles from our sweet daughter.
Someone I used to be really close to before I moved here always said, parenting is not for the weak. Your children know how to make you proud and boil your blood in the same 5 minutes (this morning it was making his own breakfast then complaining we had the wrong syrup) and fill and break your heart with one look. 🌀
No matter the struggle or challenges life is presenting you with, At their youngest of their days, our children know how to keep us grounded giving us the strength to fight to do our best another day.
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