Mom’s Under the Influence

Quianna Anderson

Cheers to all of the mommy’s and mommy’s to be! Motherhood is the hardest, most rewarding job and we all deserve a nice cold beer or glass of wine whenever the hell we want. Sit back, relax, take a sip, and enjoy while I take you on a rollercoaster ride about my own experiences within motherhood. It’s about to get real. 

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Baby On The Move

Updated: Mar 24

Y‘all, it’s a whole new world now. My little person is the most adventurous little person known to man. It’s crazy to see the change from newborn to mobile. He truly impresses me daily with how much he’s learned and is continuing to learn. It’s so much fun around our house now and then some days it’s not so fun. With his newfound growth comes constant exploration, changes in his temperament, and so much more. Let me give y’all the scoop on life with a little one on the move: the good, the bad, and the ugly.

This is truly one of my favorite milestones yet (probably because Noah still has yet to say mama but loves to scream dada but that’s a conversation for another day). When your baby crawls for the first time the excitement is real. They’re one step closer to becoming more self sufficient and it’s amazing. Noah explores all day everyday and it’s so much fun seeing what has his attention. I encourage all parents to get down on the floor with your little ones. It’s incredibly fun seeing things from your baby’s perspective it’s probably also fun because Noah is seriously the silliest. However, with this exploration comes a big task for the parents, babyproofing. In order for me to feel confident and comfortable that my little human is safe while exploring we had to take the extra step. Baby gates and socket covers will save your life y’all. My number one goal is to give Noah the freedom he needs to explore comfortably and in order to do that we need to make sure there’s nothing in his path that can harm him. He pushes the envelope with every movement and it drives me nuts. He pulls himself up onto any and everything and his crawling is equivalent to a speed racer. So making my house safe for him is necessary.

Don’t let the cute little face fool you! It’s all fun and games until you tell your mobile baby no. Mommy doesn’t care when he explores the safe avenues in the house but Noah thinks it’s okay to pull down and knock over everything in his way. It’s a constant battle we have because I’m never going to stop saying no and he thinks he’s always going to be able to throw tantrums and have his way. Noah is not ready for the wrath that’s waiting for him when he starts acting up because baby when he’s of age he will know the consequences that tantrums bring. AHT AHT! I feel like the house has become more messy and hectic and it’s been a struggle trying to keep up. It’s not just the mess that’s a hassle. It’s that Noah is on 10 all the time, even the days that I’m on a solid 5. He does not sit still until he’s sleeping. So when he’s on the move that means I’m on the move and that’s hard sometimes. I can literally turn around for 5-10 SECONDS people, actual seconds, and he’s into something he has no business being in. I love and hate the mobile stage. It’s the best and the worst. I’m still learning everyday about being a mommy and all the stages to come with my growing baby. It’s so fun and so frustrating and I think that’s just the ins and out of motherhood. God knew exactly what I needed and when I needed it and I’m enjoying the good, the bad, and the ugly that’s here and what’s to come.



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