I love the 4/5 month stage! I mean, I've loved them all but this stage is less challenging. She started solids, faces outward in her carrier and is sleeping in her crib!!! Guys, this was huge. We were never the co-sleeping type and for the longest time that was the only way to survive. After feeling like a failure because A refused to sleep elsewhere besides my arms. Sleep training isn't recommended for babies under 6 months so it felt pretty bleak. What kind mommy can I be if I'm not resting well? I decide to take it one day at a time and clothe myself with patience and grace. We got a baby nest and that helped her transition to her crib. No, she doesn't sleep through the night. But she only wakes up every 5-6 hours so I will count my blessings and move on. I get a lot more done now than, well, ever! Isn't that interesting? Motherhood brings efficiency to the next level.
Being a mompreneur is hard work. No amounts of coffee can energize me through the multiple to-do lists I have. But things do get easier and stuff does gets done in a timely manner. My goals for this month have been to get organized and stay organized. I've been updating my workflow to benefit, not only myself, but my clients. I want to better serve my brides as a fine art film and digital photographer. I take my job very seriously and I'm always looking for ways to improve. My daughter inspires me to be better—I hope she learns to chase her calling and convictions with a strong heart, because I've chased them through unlikely circumstances and impossibilities in this season. For now, I'll Praise the Lord because she's sleeping on her own.