They say having one kid is tough at first because you are just trying to survive and figure things out. They say having two is super duper hard because you are juggling a newborn and a toddler; it is comparable to having ten babies. They say three is like having three.
As a mom of three now, I would say they are right.
It's insanity. It's crazy. It's amazing. It's wonderful. It's fulfilling.
Motherhood changes you. For the better. Your priorities are reset. Your patience is tested. Your love for another human being(s) could never be any greater.
As I'm closing in on another season of motherhood, where my littliest is reaching the ten month mile marker, I've been finding myself feeling differently for each milestone as compared to my first born.
When he started crawling, I cried a little inside.
When he stood up for the first time on his own, I was deeply saddened.
When he was first able to sit in the big bathtub by himself, I was immensely distraught.
When he surpassed his sisters in the teeth count at 10 months, I quickly teared up.
My baby. He's reaching all of these milestone all too quickly.
As a mom three times over, I can say without a doubt I already miss the baby phase. I know there is a lot to look forward to. To all the mothers out there in whatever season you are in, whether you are trying to figure things out for the first time or you are now trying to figure out how to schedule your third child's swim lessons so they get the same treatment as their siblings, YOU are what your child needs. Your touch. Your smile. You won't find anyone that will adore you more at this tender age. To all the mom's out there, you are doing a great job. Happy Mother's Day!