I was wanting to post this a little sooner but as we all know when u have a newborn and another child things tend to be put on the back burner. This is the reality of adjusting to changes you have learn that it’s ok to set some things aside so you can enjoy the little things in life. Centsibly Southern Chic will always be here, it’s my passion and it’s my dream. But, my priorities these days are a bit different and I wouldn’t change it for the world.
So, if you get a post that is a few day’s, weeks, or in my case months late. Please forgive me and realize that I’m here to tell you enjoy the little things in life, don’t sweat the small stuff, and squeeze your babies before they get to old, well… squeeze them even when they are old. Enjoy my late post…..
(The pictures show you how excited we were for this little girl to come into this world. Jeffery was and is so loving and so very supportive. I am so glad I have pictures to look back on because I feel like a lot of times I was in a fog and still am. However, I do remember Jeffery leaning over and kissing my forehead right after Lillian Katherine was born, I was overwhelmed with emotions and didn’t’ feel great, and Jeffery knew my love language and how to make me feel better simply by loving on me. And then I got to hold my sweet baby…what joy!)
I’m now 8 weeks in with my sweet baby lill and I can tell you that I’m loving every minute of it, but the reality of it all is I am exhausted!!!! I’m trying my best to wake up, put on make up, get out of the house a little, look semi- stylish…hard to do when you are 3 weeks post pardome (there’s a lot going on with your body ladies) and I am still trying to motivate all you ladies in return.
I know none of that sounds like much of a fashion statement coming from this southern fashionista, but let’s just say I will try my best inspire every mom to rock those adult and baby diapers the best they can. I feel like my body and my life have been turned inside out. That’s the beauty of being able to bring life into this world.
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I will say, it’s soooo worth it! It’s so worth putting my fashion aside for a few months, it’s worth feeling like a zombie bright and early in the mornings, it’s so worth waking up a few days with mascara all of your face and bags under your eyes, and it’s worth being 37 and enjoying my two little miracles in life. So, with that said ladies, if you are pregnant or have had your little sweet blessing and you are going through all the emotions as I am, it’s ok, make yourself feel better by doing small things. Take time to pray over your baby and your family, take time for yourself, put on a little makeup, it’s ok that you can’t fit in your clothes right now. Enjoy the time with your little one. I promise you will bounce back in no time. Love God, yourself, your family and your sweet new blessing. It will all pass in a blink of an eye. Remember ladies, when you talk to other women about your pre and post pregnancy not to be discouraged if your body reacts differently then others. Your body will heal with time. Some women you can relate to and others you can’t. That’s ok, God made each and everyone of us different including our bodies. So embrace and enjoy every part of it and the fact that you have or can carry that sweet blessing.