- Reading parenting books will help prepare you for baby.
There’s not enough parenting classes or books in the world to prepare you for that little bundle of joy. While it’s a great idea to educate yourself on what’s to come – take it as a grain of salt. Every baby is different. If you do remember remotely half of what you read, chances are some of that stuff may not work for your baby anyway. Swaddling, shushing, swinging – whatever. Welcome to motherhood – you’ve got to learn to expect the unexpected and learn as you go.
- Motherhood comes natural
There will be times when you just don’t know what to do – and that’s ok! The baby is crying, they’ve just had a diaper change, they’ve eaten…what gives? Truth is, they’re little people and we all have bad days. You will not always know how to comfort your baby or why they’re screaming bloody murder at 2 am in the morning. This doesn’t make you a bad mom, it makes you human. Embrace it, roll with it and do the best you can. We’re all in the same boat. And any mom who tells you otherwise is just plain lying to you.
- Motherhood is amazing and wonderful and magical
There will be days when you get so overwhelmed that your eyes fill with tears because you cannot contain the joy and love you feel for such a tiny human. And then there are moments (sometimes mere minutes after your eyes fill with joy) that you want to pull your hair out and book a one way ticket to the Bahamas. Motherhood is not always neat and pretty; it’s messy, emotional, confusing and by far the hardest job you will EVER have.
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