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…]