Monday, March 28, 2016

3 Months In

So we made it to the 3 month mark already!! To say it's been a piece of cake would definitely not be the truth! I know a lot of mommy friends of mine always make newborns out to be super easy, "all they do is sleep", "he/she is THE easiest baby ever", "my baby never really fusses", etc... all I can say is that no one truly prepares you for your first baby. First off, Lake was VERY VERY colicky, which neither Blaze or I had ever heard of before. That was a fun learning curve that consisted of sleeping on the couch for what felt like weeks at the beginning. THANKFULLY Lake has slowly grown out of the colic and is just a fussy baby around 7pm every night. He still isn't the easiest though, for example... I cannot do anything without carrying him around with me. He only takes about 30 minute naps.. MAX every now and then throughout the day. He does still sleep in his rock-n-play because that was the only place he would sleep with the colic issue and now loves it because it rocks him all night. Don't take any of this as complaining about having a baby... I just want to inform people that babies are definitely not all cute pictures and easy times like some people think. Babies take A LOT of work, ours just more than others maybe!!

I will say that having a baby, especially a super fussy and difficult one like Lake will push you in your marriage. So my advice is if you are not in a good place with your husband, I would not even think about having a baby. We definitely had to get through the rough nights together that consisted of no sleep and us getting irritated because we had had no sleep. Blaze and I had prayed for months about Lake before I was even pregnant and we still make sure to pray together each night before bed. We pray over little Lake and his development and health, and that we, together, can be Godly role models for Lake and his future siblings!! I think that Lake has made our marriage stronger, especially as more time goes by.

These first few months have definitely been exhausting but I wouldn't trade them for anything! Sadly, this is my last week of maternity leave before I go back to work for 8 weeks (until summer break)!

Here are some products that we used to help his colic the best that we could!

Colic must haves

Here are some pictures from yesterday that I decided to take!

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