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Those are the three things I’m bringing to the forefront of my days. Things had gotten rough, as I shared last week (link here), what with baby teething and all.
Less pressure on myself. I’m going back to newborn days. Days when stopping was ok. When me stopping seemed ok, to me. Lower self expectations. Less frustration.
Not liking the mom I’ve been at times lately. While Baby’s been suffering with teething, I’ve been angry, frustrated, tired.
Moments of calm, joy, and acceptance have been low. Frustration has been high. Anger has shown its face. Shame and guilt then creep in.
Any moments have been short-lived. So short I haven’t seen from one to the next. Frustration has been right on the heels, often intertwined in any moments that have been.
Slow down, just slow down! That’s what I have to say.
Acceptance and calm reveal themselves when taking the time to be. A return to newborn times in my head.
Two teeth have broken through. We can see and feel them both. The little ridges (and growing length) of Baby’s first teeth are here!
What have you missed (or almost missed) lately? It’s quite alright. Stopping, slowing down, and breathing can happen at any time.