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?
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!