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How being a Mom changes your life!

In March of 2016, I realized I had missed my period and decided to take a pregnancy test. Yep, I was pregnant. I then went to my doctor to have it confirmed, and yep, I was definitely pregnant and was going to be a mom. I didn’t know what I was going to do, I was so overwhelmed and scared. I wasn’t sure I was ready. My boyfriend was super supportive and really excited. I was worried about living in an apartment with a baby and the fact that I had just switched jobs. Being a mom was going to change my life forever and that terrified me.

Me at 35 weeks pregnant! Photo by Jessica Ruxton

 

BUT, I wish I knew then what I know now. That this baby would change my life in sooo many ways! Mostly good! I understand how many girls feel when they first find out and they feel so panicked and wonder if they are ready for this or not. WELL YOU ARE! You might not think it now, but everything happens for a reason and yesss, this baby is going to give you some sleepless nights and there will be times of frustration. But the good moments farrrr outweigh the bad. By a mile. Seeing them smile and watching them grow and pass milestones is so rewarding! You made that little creature and you helped them learn and grow!

Now, I’m not saying parenting is easy because it definitely is not. But it is worth it at the end of the day. You could be having the worst day and then seeing your kid happy and laughing, somehow makes everything seem better. It makes you a stronger person being a parent and that is something to be proud of.

There will be hard days, really hard days. When they are sick, stubborn, make a mess, or you can’t agree with your partner on a parenting related matter. This is all normal, and someone fought through these issues to create YOU! So on those hard days, remember that.

I love being a mommy to my handsome, happy little dude and I CANNOT wait to watch him grow even more and see the kind of person he becomes. He has pushed me to be a better person in so SOO many ways. We bought a house, I stopped hanging out with toxic people and I speak my mind a lot more which was something I struggled with a lot in the past. I

My one year old son holding mine and my boyfriends hand Photo by Jessica Ruxton