My baby is officially four months! I cannot believe how quickly time as flown. I was thinking back to this time last year and I was just getting in the hang of pregnancy. I don’t think I had even announced to everyone. Now look at me. I’m a mom of a beautiful, baby boy!
For those parents of multiple kids, kudos to being able to manage an infant and toddler at the same time. I struggled with just keeping my baby happy! He’s recently decided he loves to roll from his tummy to his back any chance he gets. He also cannot sit still for one moment and is even trying to sit up. I literally cannot keep up with how quickly he is learning. I’m going to blink and he’ll be running across the room!
Although these four months have been such a blessing, motherhood has been hard work. First, we went from feedings every two hours around the clock. When I went back to work, AC had to learn how to use a bottle and be away from his parents. Then, we all had to suffer from spitting up. My whole family can attest to home much fun baby spit up is. This guy literally went through all of the outfits and bibs in his backpack within a few hours.
Now, we’re on to good sleep habits. The last couple of weeks have been rough. AC went from sleeping pretty much through the night to waking up constantly either from hunger, discomfort or the dreaded teething epidemic. My husband and I were exhausted to say the least. But finally, we gave in and let him cry it out for a bit. After a couple fits of tearful cries, AC slept! It’s been multiple nights of better sleep and we haven’t even had to use our swing. Hallelujah!
Despite losing a few hours of rest, I honestly don’t regret a second of it. My son will never be this little again. One day, he’ll be towering over me and refuse my endless hugs and kisses. Everyone tells me that it gets better as they get older and it has. But my advice is to embrace every moment, especially the rough ones.
Take in every sleepless night, every fit, every mess. You’ll look back on those moments and hopefully laugh. You’ll be able to share with other parents how you made it through and help them to persevere even through the most difficult times.