Look At The Time…

It’s crazy how Mommy Life is such a Fast Pace Highway. I find myself running around like the White Rabbit in The Movie Alice in Wonderland! I feel like I am Always on the Go & always looking at the time! If Cora isn’t napping, she is up & active. If she isn’t up & active, she is eating & if she isn’t eating then she is probably napping. A Baby is non-stop & it seems like the more Cora grows… the Busier I am. When I say “Cora is My Cardio” I really do mean it. So Protein Shakes & quick salads are this Mama’s Best Friend these days, & when I do get that free time it’s to take a shower or put in a load of Laundry Ha!

I am pretty active on Social Media. Mostly on my Instagram stories. I get quite a bit of messages through Instagram asking what My Schedule is like with Cora in the picture. The thing is… it’s not my Schedule. It’s Cora’s. I’m on her time now & Finally I feel like I know what I am doing Lol.

Cora as a Newborn just slept majority of the day, night & all in between. Ahhh…. those were the days. That’s when naps were still in existence for me. 7 months have quickly passed & Cora is down to 2 maybe 3 naps for the day. Her First is around 9- 9:30 ish & around 2 p.m. is her 2nd. The minute Cora wakes up in the morning she knows what time it is… Breakfast & Sesame Street Time. Thank God Sesame Street is Down to 30 minutes. That’s how long Cora’s attention span is until she gets bored. Yep! Babies do get bored just like we do. During Sesame Street I am already preparing her next activity & from that next activity, I am setting the mood to put her down for a nap. Cora’s Busiest day is Thursday’s! Those are her Gymboree days. I want Cora to interact with other Babies & other people so she can explore the little world around her. Summer Time, means pool time! So we try to get in the pool 2-3 times out of the week. That’s another fun activity we get to do & the pool relaxes her to the point she feels like a noodle.

Having a Baby on A Schedule makes Motherhood so much more easier for me. Babies love to know what’s coming next because they have something to look forward to. Cora’s Last treat before Story time is Her Swing. She loves that thing & for some reason it soothes her & calms her down. Not only that, the weather around 6:30-7ish starts to cool down & there is that nice Summer Breeze. Story time is when the 3 of us get together & hang out & unwind after a very eventful day with Our Little Cora. Story Time usually is something Disney… Our Favorite!

Cora is in her P.J’s & in bed by 8:15 p.m. Bath time before bed is her favorite because it’s Her & Daddy time. Bath time with Daddy has been going on since her first Bath. Daddy sings to her, talks to her & it’s the sweetest thing when she talks back. It’s super important that Cora has her time with her daddy & while that’s going on, I am running around getting Cora’s room & crib ready for the night. That’s when I say to myself “Look at the time”!

Where does the time go?! It seriously goes by fast when caring for your Babe. Not everyday is the same with your Baby. A Mama & Baby will have Good Days, Great Days, Bad Days, even “What the Heck Days” But With God’s Strength, We get through them. Having Baby on a Schedule is key though & it helps you plan your day ahead of you. Time may be flying… but I am totally enjoying every minute!

The nights are long but the years are short. I’ll treasure your Beauty & the Moments you fall asleep to the Rhythm of my Heart my Precious Little One”. – This Is Motherhood

Before I Was A Mom…

Today is Mother’s Day. I always wondered what it would be like to Celebrate such a Beautiful Day. I loved scrolling down my Social Media Feeds & seeing all the Mama’s with their Babies in the past years. I would always say “One Day. I’ll have my One Day”. Well, Finally this year I get to Celebrate My First! It’s still Mind Blowing I have a Baby of my own. This week I was going to finish talking about Cora & the week she came home on the Blog. But instead I took a week off & enjoyed her instead. Now, Here I am typing & I am looking at the Baby Monitor watching Her Sleep. Lately I have been asked the famous yet beautiful question… “So How does it Feel to be a Mom”? Apart of me wants to be dead honest & say “All I want is a Nap & More Coffee” But the First words that come to mind is “It’s the Best Feeling in the World”. I never knew what exhaustion was until I became a Mom. But I can tell you it is absolutely worth it.

Before I was a Mom I didn’t have to worry about being Pooped on, Peed or even Puked on. I had it “All together”. I was able to have a full nights rest. Before I was a Mom I didn’t have to hold down a screaming baby for their shots, I never looked into teary eyes & cried as well. Before I was a Mom I didn’t have to stay up late at night & watch a Baby Sleep & pick them up again so I can hold her just a little longer. I never got Super Happy over a simple Smile or a Grin. Before I was a Mom I never walked into baby stores & wanted to purchase everything in sight. Before I was a Mom it was always about Me this, Me that, I want this, buy me that. Before I was a Mom it was always about Me. Just sitting here, typing & reflecting, I can tell you My Life & mentality has changed Because now, it’s all about My Daughter. My Life will Never be the Same & I am completely okay with that. Before I was a Mom, yeah Life was Great but something was missing. Now with Cora here… My Puzzle is Complete. My Heart Is Full. God gave me a Best Friend for Life. Before I was a Mom, I prayed for this Day & Now… It’s finally Here.

Now Being a Mom, I am Amazed & Humbled at all the Mom’s That have Babies, regardless of their age. Mom’s, You’ve Sacrificed, You’ve Loved, You’ve Comforted, You’ve Prayed, You’ve Raised, You’ve Dealt, You’ve Cried, You’ve Inspired. Mom’s Today & Everyday Are Hero’s. Happy Mother’s Day to All the Mama’s in the World! Thank You Cora for Making me a Mama. You have Given me a New Purpose in Life & That’s to be Your Mama. Happy First Mother’s Day to Me.

The Moment a Child is Born, A Mother is Born Also. She never existed Before. The Woman Existed, But not the Mother. A Mother is Something Absolutely New & it’s the Best Feeling in the World”.