Yesterday Dana wrote such an incredible post that I asked if I could re-post it. So glad she said yes. But before we get to the nitty gritty, here are some very important pictures:
I can read all the books and ask all the questions I want, but I'm not going to learn what works for me or for Leah if I don't start doing (don't get me wrong- I will still read and ask because it's what I do, but I cannot take it as gospel). Sitting at home in my beloved Kansas sweatpants because I am exhausted, overwhelmed, stressed, and frustrated is not going to help me become acclimated to our new normal nor will it allow me to learn from my experiences at home or in the community (except for maybe what show is on what channel at what time).
I need quantity. I need to remember that it's not going to be perfect every time (or maybe at all) because it's all new for both of us and I need to practice. I need the opportunity to struggle and fail and troubleshoot. It's the only way I'm going to learn, and it's the only way Leah is going to learn. And you know what quantity leads to? Quality. I will be a better mom raising a better daughter to have a better life.
So here's to screwing up, not being on schedule, and disastrous trips to Target because we will learn and we will get better.