14 Weeks Old

Katie and I were at the Yoga Mat Sanctuary last week for new mama group because they opened a new outpost in Plymouth and We Are Thankful For That.  When the instructor had us go around the room for introductions, instead of sharing our child’s age she asked us to share how old we were as mothers.

I am a 14 week old mother.

I will say it again.

I am a 14 week old mother.

That is a truth that hit me so hard, friends.

When I tell people that I have a 14 week old baby, we laugh about the fact that Critter doesn’t quite know yet how to put himself to sleep, and that when babies arrive they don’t even know how to eat!   Babies!  They are so defenseless!  We have to teach them everything!  They don’t have it together, and for a good long while they don’t even know that they have hands, but it doesn’t matter!  They’re fresh and new and we must be gentle with them!

And yet it’s still so easy to forget all of that when it comes to being gentle to myself.  So this mother’s day, I am going to remember that I am a 14 week old mama.  That it’s okay that even though every day is easier than the last, that all of it is still hard and all of it is work.

All I wanted this mother’s day were some sprinkle donuts and an orchid (which is actually all I wanted for Valentine’s Day as well).  I accomplished both of these gifts and truth be told, I really didn’t need anything else.  My best mother’s day present is our boy baby.  On his sunny days and his stormy ones.  When he smiles good morning, and in the middle of the night.  Every day for the rest of my life.


3 responses to “14 Weeks Old

  1. Pingback: It Was TOO Much – Up North Urbanite

  2. What a great post. I’m a 9 1/2 month old mom, and I definitely needed to read this today.

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