Thursday, August 6, 2015

Hey New Mama...Its OK!

To all the new moms, and moms to be-its okay. You don't have to have it all together. You are a GOOD mom, and God chose YOU to be your baby's mom. You are the mama he needs, and even when you feel like you have no idea what you're doing-you are doing a good job. Your baby is going to grow up knowing how loved he is, and that is the best gift you can give to him.
Sheesh. Am I the only one who sometimes needs to tell myself that over and over again before I believe it?! Because I do-often. But its okay to have doubts, its okay to worry, its okay to wonder what the heck you're doing. As a new mom, there is so much to figure out, so many new normals to get used to, and a new little person with his own likes and dislikes that you are trying to take care of. 
As a new mom, remember that it is okay:
...To let the dishes stay in the sink and the laundry sit in the basket unfolded and take a nap.
...To ask for help.
...To get back in bed with your baby and watch Greys Anatomy on Netflix when your baby won't let you put him down.
...To admit that being a mom is really hard sometimes.
...To leave the baby with Grandma and Grandpa and go on a date with your baby daddy.
...To ask for help.
...To stop apologizing when people stop by your house and its a mess.
...To choose to feed your baby however works best  for you and your family.
...To chose eating lunch over showering when you only have enough time before your baby wakes up for one.
...To have different opinions on motherhood and things like vaccines, breastfeeding, sleep training, etc. than your mommy friends-agree to disagree!
...To have your pediatricians phone number memorized because you call them so frequently when you're worried about your baby.
...Not have dinner on the table every night when your husband gets home.
...To still have 15 pounds of baby weight to lose at 6 weeks postpartum...or 6 months postpartum. Whatever! Your body did something incredible and gave life to another human-own it.
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