If I have learned anything in the first 6 weeks as a mother of two it is certainly the importance of patience. Being patient and calm (as much as possible) is what helps me through the day. Being patient with my two children, with my husband and with my body are a goal I have as we embark on a wonderful new year.
I need to be patient when both children are crying at the same time, when my toddler consistently is demanding for my attention while I am feeding the little one, when baby doesn't want to sleep in the middle of the night and I am exhausted after caring for two kids on a long 13 hour day (husband works and then coaches as a second job).
I need to be patient with my husband as he doesn't have boobs to feed the little one and soothe her like I can, I need to be patient with my husband when he doesn't read my mind or when he comes home after a long day and needs a little rest too.
I need to be patient with my changing and healing body. I love being pregnant, but once baby is out and you still have the pregnancy weight and post baby belly it is easy to feel discouraged-- however I remind myself that I did just birth a beautiful baby girl which is beyond worth any pain or weight gain. It took me nine months to put the weight on and that is why I need to be patient and allow myself nine months to take it all off.
I don't know about you, but for me, everything just seems better and easier with a little bit of patience :)