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.