What I’ve learned this week:
- We got to spend a week with my mom, which made me realize just how amazing of a grandma she is! Jackson is a lucky little boy! She taught him many funny things…he says “ahhh” after every drink of milk/water and yells into any type of container to hear his echo. She helped me make homemade yogurt smoothie squeezables, which he LOVES. We love her very much and miss her already!
- Jackson amazes me every day. He’s a fast learner and extremely aware of his surroundings. I hung a new picture in his room today while he was napping and he immediately pointed to it when he woke up. Now he points and says “hi” when we walk out of the room! It doesn’t take many times for him to observe something before he can do it on his own. I think he’s a little smarty (but of course his mom is going to say that)! He makes me smile a million smiles each and every day!
- Jackson has a sweet tooth just like his momma! He ate ALL of his smash cake on his birthday! He loves smoothies, ice cream, graham crackers, and anything with sugar. Oh boy!
- I never thought I would say this….but I miss breastfeeding. Of course I miss the calm, relaxing, bonding time with Jackson. But more than that I miss the easy calorie burning. I was very lucky and lost all of my baby weight (and then some) pretty quickly after having Jackson. I know some of it had to do with the exercising I did while pregnant and as soon as I could after, but the breastfeeding contributed a lot. Now that I’m done, I find that I can’t eat whatever and however much I want. I’ve gained a few pounds back, things have changed elsewhere, and I’m definitely having a hard time adjusting. Slowly but surely I am accepting these things and realizing that I need to continue working out and being more conscious of what I eat. I calmly remind myself that I look good no matter what and it’s a small price to pay with Jackson as the result.
- I am going to enjoy these last two weeks of summer vacation and soak in this mommy and me time AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE!
“What can you do to promote world peace? Go home and love your family.” ~Mother Theresa