Cooper | 6 Month Update

Cooper | 6 Month Update

Well, it's here y'all. My baby is already HALF a year old. How did this already happen?! I swear it was just yesterday that I found out I was pregnant with him.

These last six months have been one heck of a ride. When I first brought him home, I struggled so much with finding a connection. Not with him, but with the twins. I felt like a bad mom, I was overwhelmed with this tiny little human and two toddlers. I know I started off with two kids, but for me it felt like Cooper was my second. The twins are all I've known since I became a mama. We had a routine, a relationship, a history and suddenly there was this new tiny person in the mix. I threw all my energy into Cooper and put the twins on the back burner. Thank God my husband was such a HUGE help.

It didn't help matters that I was suffering from baby blues and the start of postpartum depression. No one ever talks about it, but it happens to so many mamas. If you're reading this and going through the same thing, just know you're not alone. I was right where you are now mama. Hold steady, there is a light at the end and ask for help!

After a few weeks I started to feel myself and really started working on finding a balance. Here we are six months later and I'm STILL working on that balance, but instead of that anxiety I was carrying around, I have such a full heart. I know God chose me to be their mama for a reason.

Cooper is growing like a dang weed and loving mama's milk. We've officially made it six months exclusively breastfeeding and I'm not only proud of myself, but of him! We had a rough start, but I was determined and we made it through. This was the first goal I set for myself and I'm so happy that I've stuck to it. My next goal is to make it to nine months breastfeeding.

He just started to sit unassisted, although he's still a bit wobbly. He gets stronger everyday! He isn't exactly crawling...but he scoots and drags himself around and man is he quick. He loves his walker and feels like he can run with the big boys anytime he's in it. He's definitely a mama's boy and we're currently going through some separation anxiety (yay) and he refuses to sleep through the night no matter what I try (also yay...) so we're working on a sleep routine and hopefully he gets it down within the next month. He also adores his big brothers! It's the most adorable thing I've ever seen. It melts my mama heart every time I see them giggle to each other, or see the twins try and comfort him when he's upset. I couldn't have asked for better helpers.

Big boy is weighing in at 17 lbs 4 oz and is 26.75 in tall!

My sweet Cooper,

I've loved every moment of watching you grow. From the time I first laid my eyes on you, to right now watching you sleep peacefully in your crib, I've loved you. I didn't know my heart could be any fuller than it was. You're so funny, sweet and smart. I love watching you bond with your older brothers, and the way they try to take care of you already, melts my heart. You're sitting up now, scooting around on the floor and learning new things everyday. I can't wait to see what this next month has in store for you. I'm soaking in every cuddle, every smile and every giggle. I can't believe how fast time is going. Please slow down. This mama isn't ready for you to grow up. I love you sweet boy.


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