Today, I've got Terri here from Rambling Momma to share with us. So, I'm just gonna let her take it away...
Hey Lovelies of While He Was Napping- thanks so much Krista for allowing me to come by here and share some mommy thoughts, I love Krista's blog and so glad I follow her :)
Congrats to her on her new baby
Being a mom is tough
Being a working mom is tough
Being a stay at home mom is tough
Being a MOM is tough
When I was first married, I couldn't wait to get pregnant to become a mom, to have that beautiful face look up at me and give me a little smile, a giggle and a coo, then there were days when I had no idea what you needed me to do, you cried and screamed, there was no consoling you ...
Motherhood is a major learning curve. One minute you're pregnant and the next you're a feeding, swaddling, diapering, soothing machine, an instant expert in basic infant first aid and the art of latching a five-point harness. At the same time, you're way out of your depth, struggling to navigate a stormy sea of new emotions that are unique to moms — from exhilarating pride to nail-biting frustration. Mastering the bottle is one thing; it's much more complicated to finesse the emotional hurdles of motherhood, especially when they morph and mutate as your baby reaches each new milestone.
There is no course in school that will teach us all we need to learn and do, they say it will just come when you become a mom, well who ever they are, I'm sorry but there were many things I had no idea what I was doing, many times I wanted to scream and give the baby to hubby and leave the house...
but I am a Mom
I dealt with it
I listened to the cries
I changed the diapers
I fed her one more time
because she is a part of me, a part of me that I never thought I could love as much as I do, a part of me that would do anything for this child, she means everything to me.
Now she is 10 and a beautiful young lady who loves life and completes our family. So Mommas, it will get better, I promise.
Thanks for the reminder, Terri! Motherhood is hard. But it's the best thing I have ever done. My boys are frustrating and infuriating sometimes, but I wouldn't trade them for anything and can't imagine life without them. Visit Terri at Rambling Momma!