Dear New Mom, There Are Some Things I Want You to Know

new momDear New Mom,

If you’re holding your precious new baby in your arms and feeling immeasurably blessed and overwhelmed, you should know that you’re not alone.

As a newly initiated member of the motherhood council, you’re likely to have questions. Big, important questions, such as: When are things going to get easier? When will I start feeling like myself again? Why am I always so scared? You might be grappling with a vision of how things are supposed to be, what parenthood ought to look and feel like, and the kind of mother you expect yourself to become.

I had all those same thoughts and feelings when I started out, too. Take a look at my journal entry as a first-time mother of 1-month-old Boy Wonder, dated November 23, 2002: [read more…]

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