Things You Wish People Actually Shared About Becoming A Mom
Things you wish people actually shared about becoming a mom
Becoming a mom takes you on a roller coaster ride, Specially for first-time mom one that has lots of twists, turns, and unexpected truth bombs that explode only after you get on board! All through my pregnancy and motherhood, I have been doled out heaps of unsolicited advice (something that happens to every new mom) regarding every single thing under the sun: starting from the diet, the sleeping positions, the feeding positions, right to the color and texture of baby puke, pee, and poop! (Yes, apparently there is a lot of science behind the color of all three!) But, truth be told, there are so many other things that no one cares to tell you about; it is only learned as you chug along the bumpy ride called motherhood. So let us spill some beans for you all to burst that bubble!
- All kids are not the same. Not all of them sleep the whole day long (although, we mothers wish they do). Some (like mine) are night-crawlers who refuse to sleep no matter what.
- Colic problems can get very nasty, giving you (and your baby) sleepless nights. Before you get discharged from the hospital, ask the nurses around about the baby’s night routine, sleep habits, and the remedies/medicines required.
- Me-time, what on earth is that? Yes, forget about those moments that you took for granted before having a baby.
- Postpartum depression is for real. It can happen to anyone, at any point in time. Reach out to your closest circle or health care provider and talk to them. Talking about your concerns can help you get out of the muddle.
- Sleep when the baby sleeps- the only valuable advice given by relatives. I know this is hard to stick to; personally speaking, I never followed this, and hence, am perpetually sleep-deprived.
- The earlier you get your child into a set pattern throughout the day and night, the better it is. Be it their breast milk feed timings, sleep schedule, pee and poop routines, or anything, they learn routines and habits very quickly.
- You wish to return to your work after motherhood? Go for it after postpartum recovery . You want to work from home? Go for it. You want to be a stay-at-home mom? Go for it. There is no stopping you from anything. Do whatever gives you happiness.
- Most importantly, you got this, mommy! take a deep breaths Motherhood is undoubtedly difficult and overwhelming at the same time, but you’re absolutely nailing it. Don’t ever doubt yourself, or your motherly instincts because only you know your child the best!
No matter how much you prepare yourself by reading up every parenting book, jotting down all the advices, or even memorizing all the information, there will be surprises at every corner in your journey of motherhood. All you have to do is to take it in your stride and enjoy every moment!
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Vichitra Goel is a post graduate in English literature and has worked as a University Professor till the time she became a mother. Since then she's been busy raising a little reader, writing, Instagramming, DIY-ing, hoarding craft-supplies, and procrastinating decluttering!
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