Over the past week I have spent some time reflecting on the past (almost) four months. Life as an Eick has completely changed! My days have gone from revolving around John and myself to revolving around our family of three. Being a mother is so different than I thought it would be—in the best way possible!
Here are some thoughts I have/things I’ve learned over the past four months:
Henry’s joy is my joy. When he laughs, I can’t help but laugh. His happiness brings me more happiness than I knew I could possibly feel.
There is no such thing as too many kisses.
Celebrate the small victories. Nothing makes me happier than to watch Henry grow and develop day by day. It seems like every time I blink, he has learned a new sound or is doing something new and exciting. There is such sweetness in taking a moment to celebrate these little things.
Naptime is sacred.
Henry has a great Dad! Watching John become Henry’s father has made me fall in love with him in a totally new way. He makes being a parent so much fun, and I am so thankful for his love and support.
Some days are hard. Growing up my mom read us the story Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No good, Very Bad Day. It’s about a boy who wants to run away to Australia because he is having a bad day. The moral of the story is that “some days are hard, even in Australia.” We all have bad days, and that is okay. We just have to keep our head up, persevere, and keep doing the best we can.
I love being Henry’s mom!