4 Things I Want All New Moms to Know

Please don’t let your emotions drown you in self-loathing thinking that you have to hold it all together because trust me, even the most put-together moms out there struggle. It’s normal.

3. Find yourself again

In the very early stages of motherhood, you will become consumed with googling symptoms to researching the best types of baby products (even which diaper cream to use).. You will skip showers and go months without waxing your eyebrows. Your clothes will be dirtied with spit up or baby poop. Pretty soon, you will lose sight of who you are; you will get burnt-out and run-down. You may think to yourself: I’m just a mom.

I’m here to tell you, momma: find yourself again. Being a mother is an amazing gift, it truly is, but you are more than someone’s mother… find her again. Whether it’s starting a new workout regimen, joining a sports team, or a new hobby… do it. It will be so important to find (and actually make) time for yourself. A wise woman once told me: you can’t pour from an empty cup. And that’s the truth.

Take care of yourself so you can take care of the ones you love.

4. Hold that baby.

I’m sure you will hear a lot of people tell you to not hold your baby so much because you will spoil him or her. Momma, this is far from the truth; babies need our touch and reassurance, they need those cuddles and to be held. Hold your baby as much as you want. Snuggle that baby. I promise you this: you will never regret holding your baby too much. The newborn snuggly stage is too short to not enjoy it.

So, new mama out there, I want you to know that it will be alright. Right now, it may seem like a marathon of never-ending crying and madness but I assure you, one day you will feel normal again and your house won’t be so messy. It’s easier said than done, but enjoy these moments. They truly go by too fast.

Laura Bower
Laura Bowerhttp://excuse-the-mess.com
When she’s not chasing after her two tiny humans, Laura blogs about postpartum depression and struggles with motherhood over on her site, excuse-the-mess.com.

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