I have to admit that I was a little nervous starting all over as a mom to a newborn. We had a great little life and a routine that I could do in my sleep. Adding another little baby into the mix was a scary thought… and then Caroline was born.
I am actually a lot more relaxed as a parent this time around. When I was pregnant with my first child, I read all the books, I scoured the Internet day and night for information on how my pregnancy should be going. After he was born, I replaced the pregnancy books with infant books, instructing me on how I was going to create the happiest baby in the world.
This time around, I knew better. I never lifted a cover of a book. I threw my schedule out the window. I am so much more relaxed. One day, when my son was about 2 years old, I realized that I spent way to much time worrying about if I was a good parent. Instead of relaxing and enjoying my son grow up, I was constantly worrying that I was going to mess him up somehow. I was worried about what other people would think of my parenting. I wish I could do it all over again. I would have enjoyed it more.
I wish I listened to other people when they told me that they “grow up too fast.” It is so true. This time around, I am enjoying all of the little things that Caroline does as she navigates through the world. I am worrying less about keeping a clean house and more about getting the video camera out. I am taking monthly pictures of Caroline with stickers, documenting her growth. I am slowing down and enjoying her instead of trying to push her to the next developmental stage… she’ll get there in her own time.
One last thing, I have learned that I can not do it all and sometimes I need to ask for help. I wish I had taken my family’s offers of taking my son overnight more often than I did. A relaxed mom is a happy, less stressed mom.
As an experienced and savvy mom, I’ve learned to juggle multiple things at once, and do it well!
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