Just Leave Him 

Becoming a mom has truly been a dream come true. I am not sure what I did before and I could not imagine life without Atticus. He has change my life in so many ways and reminds me daily how blessed I am. 
It has been four months since my little peanut made his entrance into this world. Everyday since May 12 I have spent loving and caring for him. This journey has taught me so much about myself and how much life can change due to one tiny human. 

Since having him there have been good days as well as bad. Bad as in frustration with myself, exhaustion, and advice from people who have no idea what it is like to be a mom or from ones who think they have everything figured out. Do not get me wrong some advice is welcomed but the “you should do it this way” or ” when I was a mom…” is the kind of advice that new mothers get offended by.  

Everyone has asked me if I have left him yet. My answer is still no. When I say this you can imagine the reactions I get. “Oh my goodness, you’ve been with him everyday for four months?” Or “just leave him, you need some alone time.” The reality of it all is Nick and I tried for a very long time to finally have this miracle. We did not have a baby to “just leave him”. We wanted a baby to become parents, to care for him everyday, and not miss one second. Because in the blink of an eye he will be grown and on his own. 

To all the new moms out there: you’ve got this. No one will care for child as you do. When you feel like a failure or someone is pressuring you to do something you do not want to do , remember you are the mom and that little blessing depends on you. 

“Do what fits your family. Trust yourself. “- Unknown 

Published by Lacie

Lacie Ross graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Valdosta State University. She also has a diploma in Human Resources. Lacie is the former Miss Georgia United States 2013 where she served and currently serves on many local and national charity committees. Hobbies include working-out, hiking, camping, mentoring young girls, being a mom, and raising farm animals. Lacie met her husband Nick on an airplane and has been married for seven years. They have two precious boys, Atticus and Ander. They just welcomed their sweet baby girl, Addleigh Elaine this year.

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