It’s been a long time since I’ve blogged, and I’ve missed you all. But honestly, who has the time? I wish there were more hours in the day, but there aren’t. And more often than not, time gets away from me.
#Momlife at 9 months
I’ve learned that being a mom and wife, working a 9 to 5, and trying to maintain my home is really fucking hard work, and it takes a lot to balance it all. Even with B and my amazeball support system, it’s still hard for me to find a healthy balance.
P turns 9 months today, and 9 months later, I’m still finding my way. And since I know just how hard being a mother is, I just want to take a moment to give a round of applause to all of those single parents. You deserve the world! And I salute you. I fucking salute you.
These past months have been really hard on me. I’m on an emotional roller coaster. Up and down. Angry. Happy. Sad. Tired. Every emotion you can think of, I’ve felt it. Bouts of mommy blues come and go, but I’ve decided that mommy needs to find her balance. She needs to get her mojo back. I need to dedicate some quality time to me whether it’s girl time, winning FitBit challenges, reading, blogging, selling some of P’s old things, my shoes, and some new baby accessories, or attempting to start and finish that romance book dying to get out of my brain. I’m telling you that from here on out I’m choosing to be happy. I’m on that #happylifediet. That’s right! Momma’s back.
In the words of Jay Z, I guess I got my swagger back.
I’m determined to make the most of every moment. I looked at my resolutions and realized that I haven’t really done much about them. But… there is no time like the present to start. I revisited my vision board and put it out in the universe that I’m ready to slay my life. New job! More money! Better health! Tidy home! Finish book! Stress-free! Awesome mom! Happy wife! Happy life!
I’m saying yes to all of my dreams. Saying yes to being happy! Saying yes to all things that bring me joy!
I’m cultivating me and curating lots and lots of happy moments.
And in the words of Beyonce:
I see/I want it/I stunt yellow-bone it/I dream it/I work hard/I grind til I own it…..Sometime’s I go off/I go hard/Get whats mine/I’m a star/Cause I slay
She’s my bright spot. She’s awesome, so freaking awesome. I can’t believe that she’s 9 months already. Where has the time gone?
She’s growing like a wildflower and pulling herself up. She’s cruising on the couch and crawling any and everywhere. She said her first word, and yes, unfortunately, it was dada, which broke my heart. She has the cutest laugh and now has four teeth. She’s fascinated with lights, and whenever we pick her up, her face lights up.
Her resume includes:
- Changing table gymnast
- Professional hair yanker
- Decision maker: Should mommy wear her glasses or nah?
- Talented linguistics: She knows dada, mmmmmmmm, screaming, ahhhhhhh, and advanced gibberish
- Expert hand waver in training
- Music lover especially the ABC song
- The Lion Guard fanatic
- Mini bookworm: Dada is still her favorite.
- Master iPhone swiper: She practices with the Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Learning Letters Puppy App if you were curious.
- Nap fighter by day
- Elephant lover (I’m so sad to say this, but at least, the elephant is pink)
My mini me brings me joy, and her dada has a new favorite lady in his life. We are so grateful for our little P, and I cannot wait to start planning her very first birthday party!
P.S. Both P and I are on snapchat now. We love playing with the filters. Check us out @pearls_peacocks!
Anywho, I thought her 9 month birthday would be the perfect time to say, I’m back…..