Learning to Let Go

by Heather on March 27, 2012

Thanks to this little man I’m learning to let go.

Learning to let go of rules, because babies don’t play by rules.

 

Learning to let go of schedules because newborns don’t know what a schedule is.

 

Learning to let go of my neat-freak-psycho-organization side.  Because there’s no time for that when you’re snuggling a baby.

 

Learning to let go of sleep.  Enough said.

 

Learning to let go of over-the-top cleanliness.  Keep everything sanitary and that’s the priority.

 

Learning to let go of technology and being overly connected.  I love it, but now’s the time to step back and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t feel a million times better because of it!

 

Learning to let go of searching for the next step and learning to live in the moment.  I can’t wait to see how Weston continues to grow but the one thing I can’t let go of is loving him exactly where he’s at right now.

 

Learning to let go of the fact that we’ve been peed on, we’ve both been spit up on, and had to wash the poop off of our hands too many times to count.  And rejoicing in the fact that we have a precious little baby who’s the culprit.

 

Being a mom has already been so much more rewarding than I ever thought possible.  Even through the sleepless nights, bouts of endless crying over a slightly dirty diaper, and the bodily stuff that happens when you have a baby I’ve learned that letting go of myself and focusing on the men in my life (Nate and Weston) brings the biggest amount of joy I’ve ever had.  Who knew learning to let go could be so great?

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Claire @ Live and Love to Eat March 27, 2012

Sounds like he’s teaching you so much! :)

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2 Kelly March 27, 2012

Such good lessons!! I am sure you are a great mom!

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3 Urban Wife March 27, 2012

It’s amazing how perspective changes with a baby. :)

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4 Jessica @ Dairy Free Betty March 27, 2012

YAY YOU HAD YOUR BABY!! I’ve been so busy I haven’t been reading!! Congrats Heather – he’s perfect!!

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5 Tracie March 27, 2012

Hearing the love you have for that sweet little guy just makes my heart happy!! xo

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6 Tina @ Best Body Fitness March 27, 2012

Kids are definitely the best teachers to life.

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7 Anne March 27, 2012

This is so sweet :) I love that you’ve learned to let everything go just to be with your guy!

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8 Cindy Wells March 27, 2012

Its amazing what our babies can teach us. We just learn more as they grow!
Love you all,
Aunt Cindy and Uncle Pancho

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9 Tasha - The Clean Eating Mama March 28, 2012

My Bubba taught me so much, too. And he is STILL teaching me things!
Children are amazing – we love them, care for them, give them the tools to succeed… and yes, they may make us a bit crazy at times… but they love us unconditionally – no matter our clothes, our hair or our weight. Bubba taught me that I really am beautiful… something I struggled with before I had him.
I hope things are getting a bit easier… they will after 3 months or so.
You are doing a FANTASTIC job Momma!!
Tasha

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10 emily (a nutritionist eats) March 28, 2012

Awww, this is so sweet. :)

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