Breaking the Habit: 8 Things I Stopped Doing as a New Mom
I think I'm finally starting to understand why such a fuss is made over a baby's first year. It is truly amazing how in just 365 days, these little guys go from wrinkly little aliens to walking, talking little people. Of course there are many more changes and milestones beyond year one, but at the beginning each month can feel like an entire year of changes and developments all of its own.
Cullen has grown up so much in the past month or two. Truly, an unrecognizable baby both in appearance and personality. When I think back to those first few months with him, I realize that my parenting has also changed drastically. Gone are (most of) those new mom anxieties and worries, and my confidence in my own parenting and ability to meet his needs is, thankfully, much higher. Truthfully, I've also gotten much lazier. We've settled into our groove, and I've stopped racing around boiling pacifiers and sanitizing everything in sight. We've made it to seven months and we're all still breathing - high fives all around!
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