Let’s Pause Time and Breathe

Let’s pause time and breathe

Title image for blog post,Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

Hey y’all. Jess again ♥️

Do you ever stare at your child and think “LEAVE ME ALONE.” If so, this post is for you.

Take a moment and breathe first.

a lady in gif pretending Take a moment and breathe first, Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

 

Have you ever have one of those days when you just want your kids to go to sleep so you can have 2 seconds alone to breathe or drink some wine (no judgement! Cheers mama!)

drink some wine, a lady showing wine bottle, Have you ever have one of those days when you just want your kids to go to sleep so you can have 2 seconds alone to breathe or drink some wine no judgement! Cheers mama Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

Or maybe just take a dad poop (you know when they go and sit in the bathroom for 30 minutes and you wonder how in the world it takes so long!)?

why it takes so long expression gif, you wonder how in the world it takes so long! Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

I get it.

You know those days when blinking feels like a break? Your only break.

a lady eye blinking gif, You know those days when blinking feels like a break? Your only break. Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

I have had many of those days.

 

The Days are Long but the Years are Short

I have a baby who hates napping and will only sleep if I lay next to her. She is a stage 5 clinger and wants to be held 24/7.

cat a dog funny gif, Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

There are days when that annoys me so much and I feel like an awful person for being annoyed. Of course this only makes me more annoyed because that’s just how babies work and there’s not much I can do about it.

such hard work, a man thinking gif, There are days when that annoys me so much and I feel like an awful person for being annoyed. Of course this only makes me more annoyed because that’s just how babies work and there’s not much I can do about it. Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

Can you relate? Now, breathe. Babies are such hard work. SUCH. HARD. WORK.

We weren’t meant to raise children alone. We need others (http://blog.lilhelper.ca/how-to-pick-up-moms/). It really does take a village (http://blog.lilhelper.ca/finding-my-mom-tribe/). Pat yourself on the back for doing your absolute best everyday even if some days you’re better than others.

Pat yourself on the back for doing your absolute best everyday even if some days you’re better than others. Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

This past week, my daughter turned one. ONE.  Everyone told me that time would fly by. I had heard it and I thought I understood it. I didn’t. My daughter just turned one. HOW?

This past week, my daughter turned one. ONE.  Everyone told me that time would fly by. I had heard it and I thought I understood it. I didn’t. My daughter just turned one. HOW? Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

I know we are all shocked when our babies turn 1 or even 1 month. It feels like we blinked and time was gone. Time we can never get back.

I heard the saying “the days are long but the years are short” when I was pregnant and I would recite it to myself when we were having a rough day. It still wasn’t enough. Some days, I would still just feel empty.

tired in middle, Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

Savoring the little moments

Cut to this very moment.

I kick myself for not enjoying every single second more. For getting frustrated and wishing that time would go faster.

crying gif and text written WHYYYY, I kick myself for not enjoying every single second more. For getting frustrated and wishing that time would go faster. Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

For wanting her to walk so I didn’t have to hold her (not all the time. I love holding her but some days I just wanted to pee without a baby on my lap.). I kick myself for wanting her to talk so I could know what she was thinking instead of just babbles and moans.

baby falling gif, Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

All these things seemed so important and now I wish I could get those moments back and live them all over again.

Those days when all we did was sit on the couch because she was cluster feeding (http://blog.lilhelper.ca/cluster-feeding-survival-tips/) or the days when she didn’t want to be put down at all so I had to wear her (http://blog.lilhelper.ca/5-reasons-to-baby-wear/) while doing all kinds of crazy tasks.

I long for the days when she just wanted me.

panda gif where mommy panda holding baby panda. Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

These last couple of weeks she has become so independent.

simpson gif Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

I am so proud and so heartbroken all at the same time. I just want to hold her while I do dishes or clean up but she wants to walk and crawl and discover new things.

gif where text written let me love you. I just want to hold her while I do dishes or clean up but she wants to walk and crawl and discover new things. Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

The holidays are upon us

With the holidays around the corner, let’s all take a moment to breathe. Breathe and recite “the days are long but the years are short.”

Breathe and recite - the days are long but the years are short. Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

Enjoy those moments.

Those moments when they just want you. Those moments when they want to be held.

Enjoy those moments. Those moments when they just want you. Those moments when they want to be held. Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

Every. Single. Moment.

(Every moment you CAN. Let’s face it-sometimes they are monsters and nobody is enjoying a damn thing.)

unimpressed baby gif where one baby is acting so fast andother baby looking unimpressed. Let’s face it-sometimes they are monsters and nobody is enjoying a damn thing. Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

They go by too fast and once they are gone, they are gone forever.

They go by too fast and once they are gone, they are gone forever. Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

The holidays are not about gifts.

They are about appreciating everything we have. Breathe and appreciate mama. ♥️

sleepy dog family gif, The holidays are not about gifts. They are about appreciating everything we have. Breathe and appreciate mama. Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

Don’t forget you’re a BADASS

Even on the days you are completely broken, remember, you are a badass. You made a human from scratch. You gave a whole other person life.

Even on the days you are completely broken, remember, you are a badass. You made a human from scratch. You gave a whole other person life. Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

Adopted or are fostering? You are a badass. You care for a child that had nothing.

baby love gif, Adopted or are fostering? You are a badass. You care for a child that had nothing. Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

Whatever your path, you are a freaking queen.

queen gif, Whatever your path, you are a freaking queen. Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

Don’t forget to take care of yourself also! Even queens need a little self-care ( http://blog.lilhelper.ca/self-care-for-parents/)!

More importantly, let’s all remember that to that person, you are their whole world. You are the center of their whole universe. That is pretty badass.

Boom. More importantly, let’s all remember that to that person, you are their whole world. You are the center of their whole universe. That is pretty badass. Let’s Pause Time and Breathe by LilHelper.ca Blog

Are there moments you wish you could have back? What are they?

Share your sweet moments below!!

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