Thursday, January 20, 2011
Ode to the New Mom
Had I known how truly hard it is to ruin a newborn I think I might have put a little less pressure on myself. But all those books, all those DARN BOOKS. Not to mention those moms who pretend that it is a piece of cake. That they never, ever had thoughts like that. They're lying. Or, they're on serious anti depressants. :)
Because this is your new life. That isn't to say that you'll be sleepless forever, or that feeding and pooping will be your main concerns forever. But it is your new life. This baby IS your new life.
Now is the time to realize that you can do it. But you're not going to do it all today.
And most of all, now is the time to know you can call me any time. I've been there. I do this for a living. And I want to help out. There is no need for this to be a private war. The more troops the better, right? I wish I had reached out more. I felt so awkward saying this wasn't working. I had one friend who I spilled my soul to daily and she was so comforting. I actually can't even remember her name now, but she was amazing. A true gift from God at the time.
P.S. Maybe I just did this post to put some adorable infant P pictures up. What a cute bundle of goo she was. :)