What is it with me and my emotions when I have an eight-month old baby? Sometimes they get the better of me to the point I can’t enjoy the sweet little moments because I’m busy thinking they won’t be this small forever.
I did this with each of the boys around the same age as well. I think it has something to do with nursing coming to an end, hormones, and seeing her crawling and learning so quickly. It’s an exciting time, but also a time when I reflect and realize babyhood will be coming to an end. This one has hit me a little bit harder too because she is my last.
So I snuggle her during each feeding, smell her baby skin, hold her a little tighter. I know these emotions will pass, but I’ll still soak in all her babiness while I can.
Is there something emotional you are struggling with this week?
P.S. Here’s an interesting read on What Happens to a Woman’s Brain When She Becomes a Mother.
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Yesterday the doctor told us that our little daugther ( 1 year ) is gluten intolerant. It has been a big shock, in that moment, we realised that we can not protect our baby forever… We have to enjoy every minute we have and trust God that He will take care of our children.
I’m sorry, Luis. It’s great that you found out early that she is gluten intolerant, but I’m sure it’s caught you off guard. And thank you for reminding me to trust God will take care of our children. That give my heart great peace. I’m praying it’s an easy diet transition for your family.
I am 9 months pregnant and even though my first son hasn’t been born yet, I am worried I will go through the same emotions when he starts getting more independent and doesn’t need me :( Loved the article, very interesting.
Congratulations, Carolina! I saw your blog and you look amazing! Motherhood is emotional, but it’s also the most wonderful experience :) Best to you, Kate
It’s kind of funny because I just touched on this in a blog post. Mine is 7 months and I have been emotional about him growing up too fast. Just part of our sweet job as mommies :)