Birthing a child is a lovely feeling; you see your little one looking so innocent and quiet, and you’re just so grateful that you could carry your baby for the full length of the pregnancy up till the point of delivery. However, you need to know what it’s like to be a new mom. For many first-time mothers, the experience is a difficult one. Many mothers read a lot before delivery but end up not knowing what to do because they’re scared that they’ll hurt their tender ones.
However, a lot of women have also been where you find yourself today and have been able to overcome the fear of not being capable enough to handle their toddlers. We will be tapping from their wealth of knowledge to make you understand what it’s like to be a new mom.
- Things may not go as planned
It might seem difficult to hear, but it’s the reality. No matter how well you prepare for your baby’s arrival, things might not go as planned. Every child is unique, and while you might have a perception of what that child might need, the child might have other ideas of his/her own. So, if you’re prepared, it helps calm your nerves, but it is not a guarantee of a smooth sail when the child comes.
- Boding might take some time
A lot of us mothers go on social media following pages of people with their new babies, all mushy with the baby all over the mother and expect that you and your baby will get along fine from the first minute; I’m sorry to tell you this new mom, you’ve got a big surprise coming. After your baby has screamed at the top of his lungs for no reason and you finally get them to sleep, the only thing you might have in mind is how much sleep you’re losing. We see mothers complain that their babies are fine with just about anyone holding them without a certain bond to them as mothers. It’s natural to feel that way, but you have to understand that while every case is different, bonding takes time.
- Breastfeeding is hard
Breastfeeding is important, and you’re going to hear a lot about the importance of breastfeeding. However, it does not mean it’s just as simple as the AD we see on television. From baby wanting too much all the time to depleted supplies and the pain that comes with your baby sucking on you, breastfeeding can sometimes be a big drag.
- Your relationship will take the heat
If you’re lucky to have a great husband who is always ready to support you and help whenever he can, you might hate him altogether. Now, do not panic; this is normal, and it is what it’s like to be a new mom, and this feeling will pass at some point. The truth is that you might feel overwhelmed about everything, and things might not change until you begin to feel like things in your life are starting to get normal again.
It’s good to be prepared, but it’s also good to understand some of the things to expect and that some of these things might not go the way you expect most of the time. These are some of the things you need to know as a new mom, and no matter what happens, you’re going to be just fine.