Hello Motherhood!

 

I don’t think anyone could have prepared me for how hard being a mom is. In my first few weeks of motherhood I’ve acquired some skills (some better than others). These include:

-Living on little sleep.

Seriously, this no sleep thing is hard! I have no idea how I am functioning, much less typing this blog right now. The other night I turned to my husband at three in the morning and said “Here, take baby J, I’m so tired I’m afraid I’ll drop him.” To which my husband responded… “Amber, you’re handing me your pillow, I’m already holding the baby.”

-Going about my day one-handed.

I can now do pretty much anything one-handed. Baby J likes to be held and swayed so I’ve learned how to cook, eat, clean, do laundry, and even type (yes, this blog included) one-handed.

-Living on someone else’s schedule

I thought marriage was an adjustment, going from your own schedule and bank account to your spouses, but marriage is nothing in comparison to adjusting to a baby’s schedule. Everything I do revolves around when my kiddo eats and sleeps. Right now my house is far from where I would like it to be. If I can manage to eat something and get a shower, it’s a good day.

-Waste management

I had no idea someone could poop and pee so much. Apparently our kid doesn’t like a clean diaper because as soon as he is changed, he messes it up. I feel like I have become a master diaper changer and have acquired skills in cleaning up after messes (one-handed I might add 😉 ) like changing sheets and changing pad covers, along with clothes for both him and me.

Its crazy how much your world changes when a baby enters. I know people told me that over and over again, but no matter how many times I heard that truth, I didn’t understand until I experienced having our precious baby boy arrive.

Though life has changed drastically, I wouldn’t change it for the world! I love our baby J so much and would do anything for him.

With this new phase of life, I have had a new perspective on the humility of Christ. I am at awe that God chose to send His Son as a baby.

Jesus chose to come in the most humble form possible for a human, an infant.

Just as my son is dependent on me to feed him every two hours, to change his diapers, to bathe him, to burp him, and to care for his needs, so Jesus was found dependent on the very sinners he would one day pay the price for on a cross.

I am amazed at the love of God for us.

He didn’t have to bring himself to nothing. He didn’t have to save us.

But He did.

Who though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Philippians 2:6-7

Hark the herald angels sing “Glory to the newborn King!

Peace on earth and mercy mild God and sinners reconciled”

Joyful, all ye nations rise Join the triumph of the skies

With the angelic host proclaim: “Christ is born in Bethlehem”

Hark! The herald angels sing “Glory to the newborn King!”

Christ by highest heaven adored Christ the everlasting Lord!

Late in time behold Him come Offspring of a Virgin’s womb

Veiled in flesh the Godhead see Hail the incarnate Deity

Pleased as man with man to dwell Jesus, our Emmanuel

Hark! The herald angels sing “Glory to the newborn King!”

Hail the heav’n-born Prince of Peace! Hail the Son of Righteousness!

Light and life to all He brings, Ris’n with healing in His wings

Mild He lays His glory by, Born that man no more may die

Born to raise the sons of earth, Born to give them second birth

Hark! The herald angels sing, “Glory to the newborn King!”

 

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