Dear new mothers,
I’m sorry to tell you that it does NOT get easier. As a new mother, you may hear people telling you that it WILL get easier, but I’m here to tell you that people are lying, and things may actually get worse. But don’t worry, there is some good news!
The first week of motherhood is quite the adjustment, you now have a tiny human that you have to feed every hour and a half to every two hours, a little being that constantly needs your attention, an itty bitty bundle that needs to be swaddled and carried, and you now have to change multiple diapers day and night.
You may hear individuals tell you that your baby will start to sleep through the night soon, or that you’ll be a pro at this parenthood thing in no time, but these are all lies. I mean, as a mom of four, I know that your baby will go through growth spurts, cluster feeds, sleep regressions, maybe even colic, and let’s not forget the teething! Oh, the teething! All of these will prevent your baby from sleeping through the night, and you will most definitely not feel like a pro during these phases.
As your baby grows older, you may find yourself struggling with the tantrums, the night terrors, potty training, fevers and vomiting, with worrying about your child hitting certain milestones, and maybe even bullying. So, you see, it does NOT get easier mamas.
Now, here’s the good news. Yes, things may NOT get easier, but you WILL get stronger! My dear beautiful mothers, you will find yourself with more strength than ever before; you will also find that your body can do amazing things, such as live off of very little sleep!
It’s important to know that getting strong does not mean that you won’t have days where you break down, or days where you want to run away and hide. In fact, being strong means that you allow yourself to show your emotions, to get it all out so that you can feel better afterwards. Being strong also means that you won’t give up, you will continue to be there for your child, and that you will allow yourself to learn and grow with your child.
As soon as we enter motherhood, our lives are forever changed; this change is both the most difficult thing you will have to endure and the most beautiful transformation you will ever go through! Remember that you are strong and that you can do this!
Peace and Love,