The journey of becoming a mother for the first time is both exhilarating and daunting. It’s a ride that entails a range of emotions and experiences, and it’s a learning curve. In this article, we will explore six things that women discovered when they embarked on their journey as first-time mothers.
Different Strokes for Different Folks
I learned that people will give you a lot of judgmental forceful advice in order to validate their own parenting decisions.
Babies Have Their Own Temperament
I’ve learned that babies come into the world with their own temperament. For the most part, it’s not you, it’s your baby.”
Babies Are Resilient
“Babies are pretty helpless, but they’re also actually pretty tough. Do your best as a parent. And don’t worry if you’re not perfect. The kid will be fine.”
Babies Change All the Time
“Babies. Change. All. The. Time. Especially in the first few months. One week they’re sleeping great and eating well then the next week, they’re refusing to breastfeed or only eating a few ounces at a time and their sleep sucks. The bad doesn’t last forever and the good doesn’t last forever. Just have to ride it out.”
Letting Go and Letting Them Learn
“I’ve learned to not hover as much as I feel like I should. A kid learning to walk is going to fall down sometimes… she needs to be able to climb on things to learn that skill, I don’t need to balance or hold her hand the whole time; scraps, bruises and cuts are okay and part of growing up. It took me until she was almost two to fully be okay with backing off and letting her get hurt every once in a while. Made her a much stronger and more confident toddler!”
It’s Okay to Prioritize Your Baby
I learned it’s okay to call out of work to spend time with your baby.”
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