Strong And Gentle ?—6 Months + 3 Weeks
Coffee in one hand, confidence in the other. You didn't know it at first, but motherhood is actually a workout. A lifelong strength-training program to teach you just how powerful you really are. Give birth to a tiny human? Rocked that. Faced the achy, bodily fluid-filled obstacle course of the 4th trimester? Survived it. Handled sleep deprivation with gentle determination? You did it. Mama, motherhood is a strength, and we're in awe of your power.
P.S. Baby this week: Baby's growing stronger, too, as he learns to sit up on his own. Try this: If baby can sit independently, this week may be the perfect time to start bath time in the big tub! Bonus: A bath before bedtime can improve sleep and offers an environment to narrate, sing bath songs and teach concepts like "sink or float" and "wet or dry."