If you and I were to sit down to coffee…
I would… drink a decaf drip coffee with almond milk and a splash of maple syrup. I’ve been back on the coffee wagon a few times a week, more for the flavor and change in season than for the caffeine. But nonetheless, I’m enjoying every coffee morning I have. I even tried making my own pumpkin creamer at home, which turned out okay – but nothing to really write home about.
I would tell you… how things feel like they’ve magically gotten easier being a new mom, but really – I think I’m just getting a little better at it. I’m getting better at realizing that my to-do list can wait and there is very little in the day that needs to get done other than taking care of myself and my baby.
I would tell you…that my time breastfeeding my son has become my favorite parts of the day. Even though a good majority of the time, I peruse my phone or read a book on my Kindle, I love the moments when I can look down and see pure satisfaction on my son’s face. Even better are the post-meal snuggles.
I would tell you… that getting out of the house is getting easier. I worry less about him having total meltdowns in public, because I understand that I can actually comfort him in those situations – either by boob or by bouncing him around in my arms. It’s absolutely crazy to me that a little person can (almost always) be comforted so easily. [Read more...]