Guest Blogger Spotlight: The Joy of Parenthood
Parenthood has by far been more crazy, more exhausting, more tiring, and more wonderful than I could have ever guessed it would be. Aiden has just now hit his year and a half mark, and some days I wondered where has the time gone? Where is my sweet little boy that was so small. Well he is still sweet but not so small anymore. With Aiden it was love at first sight, he brought new joy and love to my life. The first three months were hard if you are not used to having to get up every two hours, and there were times when I wondered if I am doing this right. But do not fear if you are a new mom because I learned that there really is no “right” way. Every kid is different and you are doing what is best for you and your child. Also it gets easier after the first three months.
As he gets older it really just gets funnier. He can now play games with me, read books together and my all-time favorite is when all he wants to do is cuddle up next to me. Times still do get hard, let’s face it he is going into his terrible two, but when the tempers fly and the tears start to cry, we just start to play games, distract him and he is happy. He loves to play with his cars, and go swimming. But most of all he loves to be chased around the house by his daddy. With having a toddler you never stop – it’s always play time, feeding time and if you’re lucky, nap time.
Being a mom is the biggest blessing and joy that I ever could have asked for. And now, I am working on baby number two that will be joining the family just in time for Christmas. I am so blessed to have this little fire cracker in my life. Being a mom and a parent is, well, it’s more than words can ever say. I love you my sweet little boy, I can wait to see the man you will become.
Katie is a wife and stay-at-home mom to a little son (and will soon be a mom again to another little one!). She loves baking, dancing and hanging out with her family, as well as sharing advice and information on baby products on her blog, Mummy Knows Reviews.