It has been 232 days since Bear and I became parents to the love of our lives, our son, affectionately referred to as Knuddi in this post.
Never have we experienced so much joy and love in our lives. We have never been happier.
There are wonderful days when we feel our cup runneth over, and there are days we question if we are doing everything the ‘right’ way. Either way, our lives now have a greater purpose.
There is no right and wrong way.
Our way is the way that is best for our family and our son. The past month has been filled with lots of milestones for Knuddi. Talking more, saying new words, crawling, getting up in his bed and playpen!
All things so hard to imagine a half a year ago have now become our reality.
We are so excited and looking forward to many more great moments that will fill us with joy and pride.
Everyday is another blessing. The hugs, the giggles, the grins, the laughter. When Knuddi is happy so are we. We are able to rise to any occasion while stretching ourselves beyond any and all limits.
There is rarely a dull moment.
Being a parent, as you know is one of the most difficult and challenging jobs in the world, however, the most rewarding indeed.
bear and I learn a lot from him. He teaches us not to take ourselves too seriously, be the best versions of ourselves as possible (Insert PATIENCE here, lol).
Also, being a parent is a twenty-four hour job so we are at Knuddi’s beck and call 24/7/365.
Children are active learners: trying, talking, touching, ( since he started crawling and running around in his walker, NOTHING IS SAFE!
Our mission this weekend is to make the house as safe and secure as possible!
We are looking forward to him sprouting his first tooth, celebrating his first birthday, meeting baby friends at daycare and so much more.
The list is endless with a lifetime of milestones and proud moments heading our way. BLISS!
Suggestions for new parents?
- Take Personal Time
- Maintain A Social Life
- Accept Help
- Tag Team Sleep
- Spend Time With Your Partner (yes! it is possible)
- Take Care Of Your Health
- Take Yourself Less Serious
- Don’t compare
- This too shall pass
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The one most important piece of advice I can give is TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS. I cannot stress this enough.
Trust what your gut and heart are telling you.
The daily inspiration and love is like no other and we are so glad he chose us to be his parents.
We are ever so grateful.