Thanks to ZERO TO THREE for sponsoring today’s post. As always all content and opinions are my own.
I can hardly believe it, but it’s been two whole weeks since our family welcomed its newest member. Our house is messier. It’s louder. And everyday brings a new adventure. Everything about being a mom of three has flipped my world as a self-proclaimed OCD, A-type upside down.
But, my heart has never been so full.
It’s true what they say, all of those cliches about becoming a mother, your heart growing with each child, and how fleeting time is when you become a parent. My heart is bigger than I ever fathomed possible and each day seems to fly by in the blink of an eye. These three souls have captured my heart and I seriously don’t know how I did life before they existed.
As we continue to adjust to our new normal, I’m so much more aware of each moment and the fleeting early years of raising my babies. I couldn’t have imagined how big my heart swells when I see his older brothers smother him with their sloppy, wet kisses. Even their fighting over who gets to feed the baby brings a smile to my face. The way he looks so small in my husband’s arms is an image that I hope to keep in my memory for a lifetime.
This third time around, I’ve learned to let go of parenting perfection. I’ve learned to focus on the quality of time spent with my babies; to appreciate the time we have together and to live in each moment. Because it isn’t just about how long the baby sleeps or when I need to pump next. It is about the relationships of our new family dynamic. I’m more aware of the connections that my kids make with one another as brothers and the bond that my husband and I form with our newest babe.
So as our house fills with shouts and laughter, I remind myself how blessed I am to have my boys. And as our house gets messier and dirtier, I remind myself how it’s the imperfections that make this life so incredibly sweet.
These days of when my babies are actually babies will come and go before my very eyes. So as my heart fills with more love each passing day, I’m going to hold onto each moment for as long as humanly possible and cherish them in my memories forever.
As a mom of three, I’m so happy to partner with organizations like ZERO TO THREE who bring valuable resources to parents across the US. ZERO TO THREE provides support to our nation’s most vulnerable babies, toddlers and families. Their goal is to ensure that all babies and toddlers have a strong start in life through emotionally nourishing relationships that lay the foundation for lifelong health and well-being.
Are you a mom of three kids? Any advice for this new mom of three?