I'm pretty sure I had a real life smile from June this morning! It's a pretty big milestone and feels like the sweetest reward after making it through what may have been the most physically and mentally challenging month of my life.
Everyone tells you - "being a parent will be the best thing you do" - but they don't tell you how hard the first month will be. Yes, when you have a baby, it's amazing. But it's just so much uncharted territory. It's sleepless nights, crazy hormones and sore body parts. Also it's getting to know what it means to be a mother and adjusting to a new type of life. All of this together and it makes sense that the past month has flown by in a blur. But I have to say - this is the sweetest day. That smile made my everything. And we had a long walk this morning - that makes two in a row where she hasn't screamed bloody murder! I'll take it! And I realized I have a new favourite routine - around 11 am every morning we settle down with our shows, and June naps on my chest. And I rock her while she sleeps. And I want to do this same thing forever. I think we've stumbled on the sweet spot.