Being a mom for the first time is as exciting as it is scary. You have likely read books, joined mom groups on social media, and listened to countless stories from nearly every mom you know. Then that day arrives. This tiny little life is placed into your hands. Overwhelming joy and love flow out of your heart and you are ready to fill your new role: Mom.
Before you find yourself shaking in your new kicks, it is time you take a deep breath and learn the five best pieces of advice for new moms.
ONE: YOU ARE NOT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.
Learn what you need to and adjust it to fit your needs.
TWO: LEARN TO TRUST YOURSELF.
Your motherly instincts will kick in. And, when they do, you will need to learn how to trust yourself. Be confident in the care of your child and everything will work out just fine.
THREE: DISCOVER THE POWER OF READING.
Buy some age-appropriate books or make going to the library a fun outing! Then, spend time together each day reading.
FOUR: JUST LET IT GO, WHATEVER YOUR “IT” IS IN THAT MOMENT.
One of the biggest frustrations? Unsolicited advice. Every mom is going to have some wisdom from her experience. And, it is important to remember that what you are feeling right now as a new mom, they are being reminded of – and it feels good to share. Let them talk, share their unsolicited advice, and move on. Don’t let it ruin your mood. Let go of any frustrations that come your way - you and your new baby don’t need them.
FIVE: ENJOY IT - INTENTIONALLY.
It may seem like one endless, sleepless night right now. But before you know it, your baby will be taking his or her first steps…straight into kindergarten! So be intentional and enjoy this time that you have with your little one. Create memories and capture them.
Forget about how you are not able to binge-watching the latest Netflix series or hit up every social event that makes the calendar. Instead, soak in all that your life is right now.
At Milky Chic, we love to connect to our readers. Tell us – what is the most powerful piece of advice you received as a new mom?