Saturday, September 1, 2012

No one told me....

When Lance and I first started dating, he told me that he wanted 10 kids...I laughed and thought that was cute...4yrs later I ask Lance do you still want 10 kids....his response....(hesitant) I don't know lol...
Well it's been quite an experience these last 2 weeks! A roller coaster of emotions, physically draining, but lots of joy!!!
I knew it was going to be different and even challenging but no one told me it was going to be hard the first 2 weeks, and I know why....the joy that lil baby brings can wipe all that away in seconds!!!
I don't want this post to be negative at all but I do want to share some things that I learned that will definitely help me for next time.
1. Increase my fiber intake right when I get home and stool softners are your friend...say no more
2. When everyone tells you to sleep when baby sleeps do can really do some damage on your body from going to some sleep to no sleep!
3. Breastfeeding is hard painful...I wasn't prepared for that and  thanks to a friend I learned that medela lanolin cream works better for me than the lansinoh cream
4. Let people help if they want...Normally I feel bad when people want to help but let me just say having my mother in law here was such a blessing and having friends bring dinners was a huge help and blessing as well!!!
5.  You're gonna be emotional....No one told me that...the tiniest thing would make me cry lol.. like rejecting my cat because she can't sleep in my room anymore...
6. Your heart will completely be taken away... I didn't know it was gonna be like this and that I would feel the way I do but Bowden keeps stealing my heart

 People told me that having a baby would change my life and make me wish I would have had one sooner and that I would just absolutely love it but... those words are all one told me that I would want to look at my baby all the time and see the amazing creation of God at hand, no one said that my selfish ways would begin to decrease and the way I pray would completely change, that I would become so protective it almost makes me scared and I have to direct my mind to God right away to calm my thoughts, that when he looks at me he knows that I'm his mom and he knows I love him!! I have learned that this experience, this journey has had its ups and downs but with just one look at Bowden the downs begin to disappear and it makes me more excited for the future!

I just love this face!


  1. Congratulations, Olivia. Those little things you talk about are the reasons I want to be a mom one day. You're so lucky, and you and the baby look beautiful!

  2. Thank you Kate! Being a mom is definitely better than I ever thought it would be and such a privilege!!!

  3. Love it! And yes, those first couple weeks are DRAINING. And just depending on the type of baby he will be, it may get better quick and it may not. But, yes, NAP! My sis was the best person I had to stay with me the first couple weeks. She would come and take him from me in the mornings and tell me just to sleep. I called her "the baby whisperer" She knew all the tricks. Also, HAVE PATIENCE WITH YOUR HUSBAND. We have an instinct they dont. And we can be controlling and want things to be a certain way. When you are burnt out, TELL HIM. Let him know you need a break. And believe me, you will. Every mom I have opened up with agreed on the husband thing. At one point or another they had to sit down with their spouse and just cry because they were trying to be wonder woman. I'm so happy for you and love this little Warrior!

  4. Haha yes I agree with you Rebekah, I think lance has definitely picked up on me needing "a break" every now and then lol and I probably should be resting more! Love you!


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