This entry is for all those new moms who are having a hard time the first few months back from the hospital. Wow, too many details and a baby to tend for his or her every need.
Earlier today I was sitting with a few girlfriends. We were going over those first few months and we laughed at our inexperience, some of us remember constantly crying in the bathroom feeling overwhelmed.
In the baby showers people comment on the lack of sleep, constant washing, all the diapers and the physical exhaustion, but I guess somethings we have to live through to really understand.
I am going over all these specifics on motherhood beacuse I want to relate to all those new moms; I completely understand. I have been there and so have many of the moms that have visited my office for advice.
All those mixed emotions are completely fine; we need to embrace those feelings and grow with them. It takes time to assume a new role of so much importance; a person´s life depends on us not only physically, but emotionally as well. All new moms need to trust others around to help, you should not feel it is all up to you.
Take sometime to fix yourself up, eat a nice dinner. You may also invite friends over and have a nice get together. Exercise by walking in the park and you may take the baby in a stroller.
My suggestions rely on taking time to take care of yourself and understand that your life changed, but for the better. It could be richer, more exciting and new everyday.
Moms that go through a rough time the first few months need to accept their different life style, enjoy it. I remind my friends and patients that the first few years of their children are merely a moment in their lives, though tough and demanding, those years also pass by really fast.
You are not alone many have surpassed those days and can recall with great joy.
Congratulations to all new moms!