Being a mother was never something I felt like I needed, to feel “fulfilled” in my life. I didn’t desire it like most women my age do, but I never said I would never have kids.
When I found out I was pregnant, so many emotions came over me. I was so excited, because I love a good adventure. I was so nervous, I didn’t know how I was going to balance work and being a mom. I was also scared, was I even cut out to be a good mom?
I’ve learned that I was cut out exactly to be Evelyn’s mommy. I don’t know if I could be a good mom to ANY kid, but I will always work my hardest to be the best mom to Evelyn. Balance is something I’m still struggling with. Before Evelyn was here, my business was my baby. Let’s be honest, they both pretty much require the exact same thing; blood, sweat, tears and time. Lots of time. However, Evelyn has made it easier to see how life should be prioritized. Lastly, Evelyn has by far been the best adventure ever. My husband and I love to travel, try new things, and challenge ourselves. Evelyn has definitely hit all those marks, plus some. It’s brought our marriage to a whole new level of partnership and gratitude towards one another.
I’m not here to claim that motherhood has been nothing but rainbows and unicorn poops. To be honest, those moments can be few and far between occasionally. We’ve dealt with sleep deprivation at an unheard of level, acid reflux did a number on us, and there is the occasional diaper explosion that happens can bring one to tears or laughter (or both at the same time).
But life has never looked so sweet and promising. Evelyn has made the simplistic parts of life blissful and exciting again.
Never have I ever spent 2 hours watching someone else look at a bright light and felt complete content in that. Motherhood is actually…kind of amazing.
Having the baby around has inspired some new products! This is our newest name cutout round sign. Love the use of the negative space to spell out the name! Order one here, they make great gifts for baby showers!