To the mama out there who is struggling. I get it. This thing called motherhood is hard. Harder than you ever imagined. Harder than anything you have ever gone through.
There were so many nights that I googled “Motherhood is hard” or “Advice for New Moms” at 3am. I needed to know that I was not alone. That I wasn’t the only one that was struggling. It was honestly the first time in my life that I felt like I didn’t “have this”. There was no manual for this thing called motherhood.
I felt like my friends and family didn’t talk about how hard it was. This confused me because most of them had been in my shoes, they had babies. It was almost like it was taboo to show someone your struggle. Every time someone asked me how we were doing I would answer “pretty good”. I didn’t want to seem like a failure. But really what I meant was “I’m barely making it. Can you please come over and hold my screaming baby so I can take a nap?”. I wanted so badly for someone to say “I know that this stage is SO HARD. I know that you are struggling. Just hang in there. You got this!”
So I want to say that to you-mama. This stage of life is hard! But try to soak it in because it goes so fast. Before you know it your little one will be three months, one year, five years old. He will be smiling and cooing. He will bring you so much joy. I know it seems forever away, but I promise it’s not. It will be here in the blink of an eye. And when it is you can be proud. Proud that you made it. Proud that you kept your little one alive. You are raising him! You are his everything and he is yours.
You got this mama! Soak in the good and the bad! Do the best that you can. This phase will be over soon-and you just might miss it. Check out more of my advice for new moms in my New Mom Survival Guide.
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