Motherhood is Not for the Weak

Four months in and I’ve learned everyday is a new challenge… on Saturday we celebrated four months of parenthood.  No matter what you prepare for or what others tell you the journey of parenthood can not be explained.  Here’s a few of the things I have learned so far …

You will forget the pain of labor

You’re baby will cry, a lot, more than a lot

They will cry in the morning, during the day, at night, in the middle of the night.

They will cry all the time.

You will feel overwhelmed.

You will get frustrated.

You will get angry

You will cry.

Its okay you’re not alone.

You’re a good parent even when you don’t feel like one.

Postpartum depression is common; talk to someone.

You will be so tired you don’t know how you will get up for work in the morning.

You will get up. You will make it through the day.

You’re baby will get sick.

You will not want to leave your baby.  But you must, work calls.

Maternity leave goes way too fast.

Newborn stage goes way too fast.

Your babies first days go way too fast.

Some days you will feel defeated.

Some days you will want to give up.

Some days you will think motherhood wasn’t made for you.

Those days will pass, the sun will shine and your heart will melt with love.

The baby smell doesn’t last forever, so savor it.

Even though its bedtime take the extra minute and cherish your angel.

Because tomorrow will come too fast.

I have learned that being a mother is not for the weak, its for the strong.  It is like anything in life, sometimes you will feel defeated, sometimes you will want to give up, but when its gets tough that only means every moment is worth it.

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10 responses to “Motherhood is Not for the Weak

  • Asta Burrows

    If I had read this before I had my little boy I would not have believed you! But it is all true, all the highs and the lows that describe! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  • jessplassmeyer

    Being a parent is nothing you can explain or prepare for, but no matter how hard it gets it is still amazing! Thanks for reading!

  • cole voors

    Great article Jessica! Keep up the good work.

  • Jessica

    Great post Jess! Motherhood makes us stronger and sometimes it is hard to know this but we are not alone. Tomorrow always comes to fast and the kids grow way to quick but good thing there are cameras so we can take pictures.

  • liz

    The world shifts in a way that is not fathomable. But then you are there, and it is your reality, and you figure it out day by day. It is amazing, yet I always found the early days to be such a struggle. The older they get, the better it gets, and you start getting some positive payback for the sleeplessness, tears and PPD. 😉

  • jessplassmeyer

    Liz – thank you for the comment, good to know it gets easier! Right now somedays its really tough! I dont think there is any preparing for what motherhood brings! Thankfully on the flip side it is also so amazing!

  • Pop

    It does get easier and the crying is replaced largely with laughing and you’ll still be overwhelmed, just with joy. Good luck! We’ve been at the parenting gig for 3+ years now and it gets better every day!

  • mommysparadise

    It’s so true what you are saying. I like to think back to the early months of my little one. And yes, you will get used to it. But every developmental stage will be a new challenge. I don’t necessarily think it will get easier but it will be worth it nonetheless.

  • jessplassmeyer

    Pop – I cant wait until the crying turns to laughing, the older he gets the more active he is and slowly I feel like I am getting the hang of the “mommy” thing …

    Mommys paradise – Thank you for the comment! Even when the days seem so long it is always worth it when I see is adorable smile!

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