~ 2 secrets I wished I’d known as a new mom ~

I’m sure there are many more, but if I could go back to my younger self, kneel down and look that tired mama in the eye, here is what I would share with her:

<3 ~ Look, it seems, right now, that things will never be okay ~ it seems like your baby boy is going to go on crying all through the day and night, constantly needing something that you can’t provide because you don’t quite know what it is he needs… but trust me, the most important thing in this moment is not YOU figuring out the puzzle and providing the solution for him… the most important thing is YOU being here, holding him, talking to his sweet and angry, crying face. Swaying him, holding him, loving him… being there.

<3 ~  I know it feels like the world will crash down if everything is not perfect… if the house isn’t perfectly clean and every meal isn’t balanced. But honestly, it won’t! Time ticks by and those babies get older every second, every minute, every hour, every day. The most important thing is to make things safe and healthy, but let some stuff go. The most important thing (yes, there are more than one!) is to be there and to look into those faces. This is something that 9.5 years after becoming a new mama, I still need to read/write/hear and realize.



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Love & Sincerely, Katie


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