Family: 6 Months with Rush Atlas and what I have learned

6 months! I can’t even believe it. This one is really crazy to me because I truly can’t imagine what he will look like in another 6 months from now at his 1st birthday party.

It sounds so cliche every time I type it out or say it out loud to someone “time flies.” Everyone in the world can tell you how quick your little one grows and how quickly time passes and you nod your head and agree but it doesn’t truly stick until you have your own. I think that’s with everything though in this parenting world. Another cliche statement “I don’t know what we did before kids.” I really don’t know how we filled our days before Rush. I mean of course I remember it and I sure do remember sleeping 8+ hours of sleep every night (haha) but life is so much better with him each day.

In just 6 short months, Rush has taught us all so much but I know he has definitely taught me a great deal about myself and life as a new mom. The stressful job in the past that I thought was so hard, or a test in high school, or a bad break up from college doesn’t really even scratch the surface to how hard parenting is. It’s the exact same thing, everyone can tell you that it’s hard but you don’t get it until it’s here and you’re living it.

This has by far, been the most challenging 6 months of my life. But also and more importantly the most rewarding 6 months as well. I wish someone could truly prepare you for parenthood and mentally and physically haha! But no one can except our creator and Heavenly Father.

I’ll be the first to tell you, I have always worried about family and loved ones. Any situation, anything their going through, it’s just in me to worry about them. Even though, I am a woman of Faith and truly leave any stress or worry to the Lord, worrying still lingers around. Well, little did I know what worrying actually was until Rush haha! Is he eating enough? Is he sleeping too much or not enough? Why is his nose running? Cradle cap, how do I get rid of this? Etc etc etc. There can be so much and it can be so overwhelming in today’s world.

Finally, six months in and I am slowly learning to stop reading, stop researching, and stop worrying. The Lord will guide Reed and I as parents, he will provide as he always does, and he will continue to show us how to be the best parents that we can be to Rush.

Rush has taught me so much in such a short amount of time. A love I never knew existed and a love I am so happy to experience. He turns any day or moment upside down with his sweet smile and laugh. Slowing down, enjoying the moments, and embracing the small victories are so important in this house. Even though, I know every day won’t be perfect and there will be many things to worry about in the future, but I rest in knowing we won’t have to do it alone ❤️ Thank you for reading and hope you have a wonderful day

Xo Tesla

Happy 6 months on July 21st little man!

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