I read this week that a newborn will double in size by the time they are 5 months old. I believe it. Five months is the blissful season.
I became a mother at 30. Up until then I really thought I would instantly know this little girl when I held her for the first time. I didn’t. It was an emotional mess. Push aside my own personal healing those first few weeks I didn’t really know my daughter. And she didn’t know me. All she did know is what she wanted. And all I knew is that I had to survive this season. I’m not sure why I believed it was a season and that this too shall pass. But I’m so thankful I did. All new things are hard. Just do it. The more you do something new the less new it becomes. The less new it becomes the more comfortable and confident you will be even if it is still hard. Relationships take time. This includes your relationship with your baby. You will have a bond unlike any other you’ve ever experienced. But it will take time. For me feeling her move and knowing about her existence was not the same thing as knowing her. Knowing her took time. Ten years later I can’t imagine not knowing her. As we enter the preteen stages I dread the hard stage of her pulling away to gain the independence she needs. But it too will be a season. And it too will pass onto the season of friendship that will outlast the parenting years. Lord willing 😉 This little guy is Major! He is brand new to the Tulsa area and the World for that matter! He is well loved by his Mom and Dad! His best friend and big brother is a little oblivious at 16 months but he’ll recognize the fun soon enough!