First 6 months of motherhood
I am pretty sure we all know the phrase “enjoy her or him” as a first time mom I struggled to understand this concept, enjoy what?…Here is this little precious one who is practically the boss of everything, calls the shots,calls you every hour, doesn’t allow tea breaks or lunch and I must enjoy??
It’s amazing how God created us women, we are born to do this. I for one believe that if you have children somethings, if not most, comes naturally but sleepless nights are the hardest. Baby N used to wake up almost every hour to feed. I remember myself and hubby making a decision that we going to teach her to sleep alone in the cot, my-oh-my, that was something else. I literally had to wake up when she cries, give her the boobie then when she’s asleep put her back in her cot, one day I got so tired of doing that I decided to sleep with her and it worked better for us, she slept longer and I got to rest. I guess there is no formula on how to raise your baby, some parents don’t believe in sleeping with their babies and it’s ok.
So like I was saying the first six months are the hardest, your hormones are still all over the place, you tired, you trying to make sure you do everything perfectly, you worried about your body, you got insecurities. I went through that, we all go through it. What worked best for me was knowing and believing that “I got this” but I asked for help, my husband is hands on and my mom’s advice and support had a huge impact.
Giving up your social life
This was not that hard, yes of course I was missing my dinner dates with my husband and going out with my friends and my glass of wine, but because I was so tired and I was trying to get this mommy thing I slowly started giving up and accepting that my social life will be on a pause or rather will take on a different format.
Yes we are Super women, yes we powerful, yes we can do this but it’s ok to ask for help when you need it. Anyway, mommies if you passed the first 6 months, well done…kudos to you 🙌
PS. We got this!