My mom is a great mom, an amazing mom! She had six children and she always seemed to know what she was doing and she loved us all so much. She made us breakfast, lunch, and dinner, cleaned the house, made sure we didn't kill ourselves, got us ready for school and church, came to every game or recital, and was always there to listen to me when I needed her. Even though we're all grown, she still does all of those things for us; she's like a Supermom.
So I kept wondering, "how in the world am I supposed to do all of that!?" I don't know about any of you, but I have been putting quite the expectation over my head. First of all, I am only having one baby, not six all at once. Second, for the first few months all I have to do is make sure he or she is fed and changed and cuddled. Third, I know my husband will be a great dad and a great support to me. He has been so cute, and I know that we will be in this together. Lastly, I don't have to get anyone ready for anything unless I want to. I've realized that I need to let myself learn and stop thinking I have to be a perfect mom right off the bat...because I'll never be a perfect mom. But moms who love their kids can never go wrong.
"You never understand life until it grows inside of you"
- Sandra C. Kassis
I found a lot of comfort and confidence from talking to my sisters and friends who have had children. It's so nice to find people who can relate to how you are feeling as you start your new journey to becoming a mother. I also found some good advice on babycenter.com from the moms on the question and answer board.
How did you feel about being a new mom? How have you found comfort or confidence?