Milestone ONE

I did it! We did it. Papa bear and I made it one year as parents to our amazing son. What a journey it’s been. Just reflecting back to the hospital room waiting for little man J to arrive to now, wow!!!!

Our son is still smiling, dancing, no longer eating his baby food but table food & he is walking. Having all this happen right before my eyes is amazing. He knows how to copy everything I do with one look, he knows how to clap and find his little nose and even put his hands up in the air. It’s so many different things I’m just thankful I’m doing a good job. (Yes! I will pat myself of the back) motherhood is no small task.

This has been one heck of a year and I look forward to Jaden’s greater development as time continues on. In no time sentences will be forming and I look forward to having mother and son conversations. I’ve got his learning flash card all ready. This is the sponge stage after all and it’s important to take full advantage of that whether its learning new words, numbers or even languages.

To think my baby boy is no longer a baby but a toddler!!!! (Of course, he’ll always be my baby 🙂

Quick advice I have for new “newborn” mothers & fathers just as I once was a year ago:

– DON’T FREAK OUT! You got this MOM and you can do it DAD. Enjoy the experience and enjoy your baby because they really do grow up fast. Since my son has started walking everything has become more challenging already because he’s more curious than ever and he doesn’t know how to walk slow but is ready to take off like Usain Bolt every minute 😅

– As I’ve said in some of my earlier blogs, it takes time to get your “groove” back but it will come. As mothers, our bodies might change but that doesn’t mean you should love your body less.
– Rekindle the love. This might take time because your newborn baby takes up all the time you have and you might not feel attractive which happens often in the beginning but don’t worry, eventually you will get routinely great at things and you and your partner will be able to spend quality time together once again (very important)
– Lastly, let your baby do them. Don’t compare your child’s development to another. Every single child is different & you will run yourself mad if you start wondering “why this child is doing that and my child is not.” Let them take their milestones when they are ready and you’ll be so excited seeing their first laugh, tooth, crawl, walk etc.

I thank God for giving me more patience, learning and understanding more than I have ever had in my life. I thank God for Jaden’s amazing father for being supportive 24/7 and of course I thank Him for our son Jaden. This little boy has brought so much pride and joy not only to us but to so many others who he has made smile from friends, family and strangers.

Motherhood is amazing and I wouldn’t give it up for anything ❤️

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year :)

I just wanted to wish all of my readers a happy holiday (Merry Christmas) & Happy New Year in advance from my family to yours.  Thank you for keeping up with Mommies New Leaf & sharing your feedback. I wish us all a great start to the soon new year & Congratulations to all of us parents : 2016 WE DID IT!!!!! May all of our wonderful children be blessed in growing and learning.

God bless,

Mama J

*New posts coming soon*

The Most Thankful Thanksgiving.

I’d like to use this platform to let you know how thankful I am for this year. It’s been an amazing year.

My pride and joy Jaden was born this year on March 7th. I am so thankful to God that I got through my pregnancy terms safe and sound. I’m so thankful I got to experience what it’s like to have a child kick you from the inside. I’m so thankful that although it was tough, I managed to deliver my son. I am so thankful that he’s such a happy baby that loves to laugh, smile, play, is such a quick learning and is so observant to everything. I’m so thankful for his father, my love who has been by our side since day one, who took the news of being a first time father well with a loving heart & didn’t decide to leave us like some cowardly men do. I am so thankful that we have progressed our relationship and I pray we be in each other’s lives forever. I am thankful for his and my own family for allowing us to share our blessing together. Jaden has brought happiness to so many people and he’s even brought people closer. I am thankful for EVERYONE who has helped us along the way and will continue to help (it definitely does take a village to raise a child) I am thankful for my supportive friends and lastly I am so thankful to God. He has and will always be number 1. He has taken my wild ways and turned them into wisdom ways, He chose me to be a mother. He has guided me step by step with His word and has giving me the strength to be the best mother I can be and I keep learning more each day. God is the greatest and with His blessings and Love & His son Jesus whose blood covers us ALL, I have faith that no harm will come toward us in His mighty name. I am thankful for my faith.

May the following years continue to be great with learning, teaching, growth, more blessings, stability, strength and patience.

Happy thanksgiving.