Mommin' is Hard

Oh hey! Long time no chat. The last week or so has been absolute chaos for me, so I'm extra appreciative of all the sweet comments you left on last Friday's post. While I never, ever want to complain about my new role I will quickly admit that it's HARD. Well, just being a mom in general is hard whether you work in the home, outside the home, whether your baby is 3 weeks old or 3 years old or probably even 13 years old ;) It ain't easy, I know that much. Over the weekend Jared was gone for 2 nights at football camp and I didn't know if I was going to survive on my own. Spoiler alert- I did, but it wasn't pretty.

So besides being completely sleep-deprived, forgetting to shower and obsessively watching the Olympics I have nothing else going on. Someone told me that as soon as you feel like you're getting in a routine with your baby they will totally change it up and throw you for a loop and that's exactly what's going on for us. T is fighting naps these days and/or only taking short catnaps which makes us both want to cry. He's sleeping great at night though so I'm hanging onto the hope that eventually we'll get both down pat.

Summer was kindof a wash for me. With a brand new baby I wasn't out and about at ALL and I've been hesitant still to take him to overly crowded places. It's been so incredibly hot and humid that lugging a baby and a carseat and/or stroller anywhere just sounded miserable for everyone. So you best believe I am looking forward to fall. Bring on the cooler temperatures, the football (obviously) and the fact that I feel like Jared and I will be able to get out more with T in the coming months. He's getting older (12 weeks tomorrow!) and I'm looking forward to enjoying the fall season with our squishy little boy.

I realized this post turned into just a giant diary entry, but I'm okay with that. Sometimes we just need to catch up on life and the post isn't pretty, you don't have Pinterest-worthy photos... the post just is what it is. Happy Wednesday :)

PS- Even though my blog has been stinking as of late, I'm still hosting the Football Friday link-up this Friday so I hope you'll join in. Any football topic goes!!

17 comments

  1. Lady, you're doing so great. Momming is SO HARD. My mantra for Gracie's first year was "everything is a phase." The bad, the good, all of it. As soon as you think you're going to lose it over the lack of naps, your kid will suddenly nap again. It always gets better <3 but seriously, it's so hard. Hang in there! The first 12 weeks were brutal, but after that I started to feel like I could breathe again.

    ReplyDelete
  2. There is light at the end of this tunnel! You will totally get it all figured out and be rocking it. On a brighter note, Fall and cooler temps are right around the corner :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. You are doing a great job, friend. A great, great job.

    ReplyDelete
  4. You are ROCKING that hard mom work. This blog can be a diary all you want or need it to be because all of us here love coming to it to hear about your sweet life--no matter what is going on :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Here's to hoping the weather will be better soon and fall will be upon us! You are doing a fantastic job!

    ReplyDelete
  6. You are an awesome momma!!! :) You'll get into a flow.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Look at you surviving your first weekend alone with a baby. You are a rock star! And I don't blame you for not wanting to get out in the oppressive heat. It is beyond ridiculous and no baby likes to be hot. Hang in there and hope that T finds his new routine soon and let's you both get some rest. Cant wait for Friday's link up! Go football! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Is it wrong of me to say I loved this post? Not for any of your struggles, but for being real! Being a parent, especially a mom is tough work! Some things do get easier, but it is always something else as they get older that you worry about or deal with. I am sure you are doing great :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love your honesty girl. Mommin AINT easy, and you're doing it!! I'm so glad Tyler is sleeping through the night for ya at least, since his naps aren't very long! Squeezing you tight from afar girlfriend. XOXO!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. i am sure (and i hope) life gets a bit easier as he gets older and you can get out and about more. i have heard the same thing about routines, womp womp. babies are hard! my bestie has a 13 year old and she said he was great between 10-12 and 13 is a whole new beast and he's all teenagery. hahaha.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I'm so excited that you're still doing the Football linkup on Friday! It's always so much fun to read about everybody else's traditions and what they love about football! I can totally see why you wouldn't want to do much during the summer with T. I hate walking around right now in the heat, and I'm not even carrying much!

    ReplyDelete
  12. We went through that no napping phase thing about this time last year. And let me tell you, it will end, you will get through it. My daughter was the same, didn't nap but slept through the night so I just kept trying to remind myself "she's sleeping through the night, she's sleeping through the night". Its hard though!! Momming is so hard! You are doing great and it just keeps getting better! Hang in there and please vent all your want!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. YES. Have to focus on the fact that little man is pretty much sleeping through the night/long stretches through the night which is totally worth it. Thanks ;)

      Delete
  13. I already have my Football Friday post ready! Can't wait!!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I went through the same. I cant tell you how many days I just cried and cried because I thought I cant do this, I cant handle this, and I just want to give up! But it does get easier I promise!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hang in there, mama! I'm sure you are doing awesome!

    ReplyDelete

Thanks SO much for taking the time to read and comment on my blog! I read each one and love to respond and chat with you! :)