Our little man.
The little man that turned our world upside down.
He scared the hell out of us. We’d only been together a little over a year when we found out he was coming (WOAH right?). We did everything we thought we were supposed to. Got engaged (weddings are expensive, cut us some slack), bought a house and made a nursery. HAH if only I’d known what I know now.
He was born and we were SO not ready. He was 4lbs 5oz and we were scared to even touch him. They said we could take him home and we thought “..uh, are you sure?” Those first few months.. well.. they were total hell to say the least. No sleep, totally new schedule, totally new life. I couldn’t understand “the joys of parenthood” and why everyone made it seem so great. I was tired and miserable and my whole life revolved around being a mom and I thought that’s all I’d ever be again, was just a messy, shriveled, frumpy mom.
I was so wrong. It took a while, but eventually we got the hang of things. We worked tirelessly to maintain a sleep schedule (which still works GREAT to this day). We learned how to designate days for just each other and days for the whole family. He taught us patience and how to take time to take care of ourselves again. He taught how to be more than just parents, how to be the best versions of ourselves. He taught us that there will be plenty of laughs and plenty of fun. He showed us that phases will pass and we will miss the days of the hell we endured. Some days I miss it even now.
Most importantly, he taught us how to cherish every moment we have together, the good and the bad, the laughs and the cries. It goes by far too fast and pretty soon he’ll be all grown, but for now he’s our little man.
The little man that changed our lives forever.