The Whole Truth about the First Year of Motherhood
Many people believe that pregnancy is the most difficult period in woman’s life. But in reality, the most challenging and toughest time for a woman begins after baby’s birth.
Here is the whole truth about motherhood.
You will be a different parent every morning to a child who will also be different, sometimes changing in just hours, or minutes, or before your eyes. There will be good days and bad days, good minutes and bad minutes, good choices and not so good ones. You will do some things, probably a lot of things, wrong. Be gentle with yourself.
Your body needs to rest: you made a human. Now make your peace. Eat good food. Walk around when you’re well enough. Listen to the people who tell you you’re beautiful.
Your baby is the only one of herself who has ever been, and you and your partner are the only experts on her. Your baby will not behave like the books say, won’t like what she’s supposed to like, and that’s normal and great and perfectly okay.
We live in a culture that equates ease with value. The easier it is, the better it is; if it hurts you, something is wrong. Reality check: sometimes things that are hard and painful are also really, really good.