We welcomed sweet little Gray into this world on March 25 and have been smitten over here as we watch him explore life on the outside and as we watch Camden step into the role of the most loving big brother.
What have I been reminded of in these last two weeks?
Face that crazy fear that comes up and ask for help. Newborns are incredibly amazing and beautiful little miracles! They also introduce a bump in routine, sleepless nights and a need for extra patience. The stubbornness in me has always told me that asking for help is a sign of weakness. FALSE FALSE FALSE. Knowing when to ask for help and being vulnerable enough to do so is something that I am continuing to work on and when I do it - damn it feels good!
There is comfort and strength in community. It's simple - surround yourself with people who make you better and who are there through the good and the bad. A strong sense of community is a powerful thing that helps contribute towards overall well-being.
Transitions are uncomfortable... and our opportunity to grow. If we were to stay in our comfort zone our entire lives, where would that put us? The universe throws us curve balls, forces us to get uncomfortable and never lets a single moment replicate another for a reason. These are our times to shine, HAVE FUN and laugh amidst the chaos!
Pure gratitude is a beautiful thing.
Essential oils continue to amaze me in their power. I used oils through my entire pregnancy, labor, delivery and now postpartum and I am continually grateful for how supportive they are. Physically, mentally and spiritually they have been my foundation during this time. More to come on specific ways I've used them...
These bodies are incredible vessels, so take good care of them. The days of 20 minute nightly rituals, morning meditations and 3-4 yoga classes/week have come to a screechinghault... for now. Self care, however, is still discovered in small moments throughout my day. Whether it's five minutes of yoga on the living room floor [with crying babies and climbing toddlers] or 10 deep breaths to calm my mind or a quick face mask before my evening shower, self care is crucial and I'm finding my way back to it. One day at a time.
Thank you to everyone who has reached out and supported us through this time - I am forever grateful.