Claire at 1 mo and things I’ve learned so far

Claire is 1 month! Actually in these pics she’s 4 weeks- almost 6 weeks old, but that’s life with 3 kids. My mother in law asked me the other day if 3 kids is as hard or easy as I thought it would be. Honestly, it is exactly as I expected it to be, a little of both. Some days I feel like super mom and other days I’m struggling to have time for a shower! Most importantly, this last month has taught me a lot.

  1. Be patient. Be patient with yourself and with your family. If I don’t get a shower until Josh gets home, or if the only thing I accomplished all day was keeping my kids happy, then that’s okay. I am learning to be patient with my new normal.
  2. It’s okay to ask for help. Bringing Claire home has been completely different than when I brought J or Lily home. Lily and Claire are only 16 mo apart, so it’s like having twins, but one is mobile and can attack the other one! For awhile I felt bad asking Josh for help, I pride myself on being able to ‘do it all’ but the reality is, I can’t. Which brings me to my next point…
  3. Be humble. You can’t, and shouldn’t, do it all alone. I’m learning to humble myself and accept help.
  4. Enjoy the slow paced days. Having a winter baby means LOTS of slow paced days because I don’t want to risk anyone getting sick. A friend said, ” you may have lots to do, but babies don’t keep.” I LOVE that! She’s so right. There’s always tomorrow, or Saturday or next month to get things done, but for now, I get to snuggle all of my children and enjoy each of their stages.

I’m so beyond grateful to be a mom and get to be home with them. I’m also grateful that they are patient with me as I navigate motherhood. There’s ups and downs, but I’m glad I have Josh on my team and these sweet faces.

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I was giving Claire a bath in the below pic, and after she was dressed I just couldn’t believe how tiny she was! I love this little peanut stage.

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J is still such a great big brother. He’s constantly helping me. These 2 have grown so close. the other day she was reaching for him and just wanted to snuggle on the couch.

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About Sugar Plum Runner

Welcome to the Sugar Plum Runner! I grew up in WA state, but currently reside in UT with my husband Josh, son Jackson, and 2 daughters Lily and Claire. I love running, but I have never been so inspired to run, race, and blog about it since 4 years ago after I had Jackson. I grew up playing soccer and cheered in high school. My favorite part of both sports(and yes I consider cheer leading a sport) was the conditioning. I found myself running after practice was over on my own. That's when I realized that running may be the sport I really loved.
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