During the first 3 months of having this munchkin, motherhood means carrying him everywhere I go. He needed to be rocked to sleep, carried while sleeping, and soothed after waking up. I spent a lot of time sitting in that rocking chair, listening to some audiobook or scrolling down Instagram. I couldn’t nap, which I desperately needed. I couldn’t workout, which I still don’t do.... I remember watching YouTube videos of how to teach your child to go to sleep on his/her own, and counting the days when I can start sleep training. I remember all I wanted was to NOT having to carry him.
And then, one day, out of no where, he fell asleep on his own. He was 3 months old. I was shocked. Everyone said they won’t do that until 6 months, or in some case, 3 years old. But ever since then, he rarely needed to be held to fall asleep. And guess what, of course I miss the hell of holding him and rocking him and watching him fall asleep in my arms. Today was one of those rare days that I got to do that again. I wanted to capture this moment, and remind myself: never wish they grow up fast. Because they can. And one day they will. .
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