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I can’t believe my baby boy is already one month old! It seems like just yesterday that he was born (read/watch his birth story here) and he’s already trying to grow up on us.
I’m a typical first time mom – I take a billion photos and videos of him a day, I can’t sleep at night without touching him to make sure he’s breathing and I’m trying my hardest to adjust to the new responsibilities I have. But this post isn’t about me, (I’ll be sharing some postpartum updates soon) it’s all about Marley!
Yesterday was my first official Mother’s Day and it was full of love and awesomeness!
I’d been talking about Mother’s Day for about two weeks straight because I was so excited to finally be able to partake in the holiday as an honoree and not just someone who was doing the honoring. Facebook helped me get even more excited after seeing everyone uploading photos with their moms, grandmothers and children. My news feed was so beautiful.
After over 41 weeks of anticipation, the love of our lives arrived on April 9, 2017. Baby Marley Elijah has been the joy of our world since his arrival and today I’m sharing his birth story!
I’ve included a YouTube video if you’d rather watch than read but I’m going to try my best to recap the whole process from the beginning.
My son made four weeks old yesterday and I’m proud to say that I’m beginning to get the hang of this motherhood thing. Babies aren’t that complicated and at his age, they don’t require that much brainpower. If you make sure they’re fed, clean and in a safe environment that’s really all there is to it. It’s all the other stuff that comes with them that makes it complicated!
I haven’t been active on social media much, my activity rate actually declined tremendously from the point I found out I was pregnant and it just seemed to totally change my social media habits. However, whenever I am online, I’m the typical new mom sharing something about her precious baby (sue me). Since Marley’s birth, I’ve talked a lot about how much happiness he brings me and how he is a reflection of God and all the sweet stuff you can think of as and when it comes to new life.
I’d be lying if I said it’s all rainbows and butterflies though.
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Even though stretch marks don’t have the same stigma about them that they used to have, that doesn’t mean that you necessarily want them on your body. As someone who has had stretch marks on my hips and arms since middle school, I’m familiar with how they look, feel and their way of making you a little more self-conscious in certain types of clothing.
My familiarity with them and my desire to want to wear crop tops during the summer really inspired me to take extra care to protect my tummy from getting any during my pregnancy.