I’ve been planning this post for awhile at the urging of some special people in my life who are about to become first time mothers this winter. But I’ve decided it will take more than one post capture all the things I know now that I wish I had known back when it was my first time. Just know, I don’t claim to have all the answers or know all the facts.
Lately I can’t even remember myself how to do some of these mothering things.
Like how often I should feed Amelia formula vs. solids vs. nursing now that’s she’s six months old and tries to match the insatiable appetites of her sissy monsters.
But there’s some things I do know, and some things I wish I had done differently, and some mistakes I made as well as milestones we’ve achieved.
The “we” is for us–Joshua and me. Because parenting is more than a one person job. Which is something I’m still working on everyday and what I have learned the most as a mom.
I don’t like admitting I can’t handle it all, but the truth is it’s okay to ask for help.
For some reason most of us moms get it in our head that we’re the only ones who know how to take care of that sweet little bundle of joy that’s been crying for 12 hours straight. That’s not true. What is true is that no one can love that baby like you do, but anyone can change a diaper or give a bottle. Just like anyone can wash your dishes, fold your laundry, or cook you dinner. No, it may not be done your way, but that’s not the point. The point is, it’s done.
Sure if you want something done right (i.e. your way) you have to do it yourself. But if you want it done so you can have more time to sit on the couch and cuddle with your baby while watching HGTV and eating Oreos, you let someone else do it.