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Dear Moms-It’s Ok

Dear Moms-

It’s ok. Sometimes we all need to hear it, right? As I was standing in my almost 4 month old’s nursery last night, tears flooded my eyes. I had packed away yet another onesie. Except this one, this one was special. It was his dinosaur footed onesie that I had dressed him in, time and time again over the past couple of months. This time I went to put him in it and realized that it would take some sort of a shoe horn to get him into it. Heaven forbid when I stumble in to change his diaper at 3 a.m. Tears flooded as I packed it away. My precious teeny tiny little boy, isn’t so teeny anymore. Time slow down! My husband rushed in and said two words…”it’s ok”. Sometimes we need to hear it, don’t we?

Because who wouldn’t cry when their little one outgrows these?

It’s ok…

It’s ok when you are getting ready for church, grab your baby up and have poop smeared down your “church clothes”, all over his bouncy seat and instead of getting frustrated-bust out laughing. 

It’s ok not to let anyone babysit them for the first year (or three) of their life. 

It’s ok to let your mom keep them when they are two days old for an hour…just so you can take a nap and a shower.

It’s ok to be a working mom. 

It’s ok to be a stay at home mom.

It’s ok to be a work at home mom.

It’s ok to breastfeed.

It’s ok when you can’t exclusively breastfeed for various reasons. Including a low milk supply. 

It’s ok to supplement with formula. Or exclusively formula feed them.

It’s ok to have a glass of wine. 

It’s ok to spend the day in bed, cuddling that sweet baby and not doing a single load of laundry.

It’s ok to rush around while the baby is napping just to try and get the house in some sort of order before you husband gets home. 

It’s ok to ‘shelter’ your baby just because you aren’t ready to share them with the world yet.

It’s ok not to have them on a ‘schedule’ at 4 months.

It’s ok to sleep when they sleep.  

Dear, sweet moms–it’s ok! We are all doing the best that we can. We love our littles. We would do anything for them. The last thing that we need to hear is ‘that’s not ok’. So, today, I am telling you-it’s ok!

5 Things I Would Tell My Pregnant Self - Loving. Living. Lancaster.

Monday 5th of September 2016

[…] It’s ok to be sad that your pregnancy is coming to an end. Toward the end of my pregnancy I was sad. I was sad that I would have to share this special little one with the world. I was scared that I wouldn’t be a good enough mom. I was scared that my delivery would be scary or not go as planned. I was sad and afraid of a lot of things. I also felt guilty for being sad about it. In hindsight, I realize that is normal. Feeling sad and anxious were normal feelings. Of course, I was excited to meet my baby boy, but those other feelings were nothing to be ashamed of. […]

Becky

Saturday 25th of June 2016

I keep telling myself it's okay to get rid of the baby bottles with my third child. It's so hard to say it's okay to be finished. Insert tears. ????

Marissa

Thursday 19th of May 2016

It is okay! Life can be so full of emotional moments - and it's okay to feel each emotion to it's fullest before taking that next step forward to see what the future holds.

Marie

Thursday 19th of May 2016

Wow! That was beautiful. I'm not a mom yet, but it really touched my heart. Blessings!

Jennifer DeFrates

Wednesday 18th of May 2016

I just wrote a blog about my only baby turning six!!! Talk about tears. There are lots of ways to be a mom and we should be faster to say It's ok and support each other for sure!

Loving Living Lancaster

Wednesday 18th of May 2016

Oh man! Time goes so fast, people say it, but I didn't really understand until we had our little one!