Motherhood is a journey, that’s for sure.
When you are expecting, you are entering the un-known- fielding advice from well-meaning friends, filtering tips from books, blogs, and facebook groups, and soaking in information from your doctor or midwife, all while trying to eat well, keep moving, and avoid foods/activities that could be harmful for your baby.
Weekends are filled with registry shopping, product research, and of course, nursery planning!
It’s busy and exciting and terrifying, all wrapped up in a soft and lovely muslin swaddle.
The day of delivery arrives and everything you have been pre-paring for is suddenly knocking down your front door.
Labor and delivery can be magical and dream-like, terrifying and life-threatening, or somewhere in between.
At the end of it all, you end up with a teeny, tiny, crazy little thing- your baby! Somehow, the doctors and nurses let you take them home without an instruction manual (AHHH!)!
Life starts to return to a new normal. You learn to function on little-to-no sleep. You learn to help furbabies and human kids acclimate to their new sibling.
You learn how to feed your little one, and get A LOT of practice, because they are just ALWAYS hungry!!
Life shifts. Priorities change. New stresses bloom. Amazing miracles take place. Simple actions make your heart explode with joy.
The days are long and the years are so very short.
This Mother’s Day and everyday, we hope you are able to sneak away each day even for 5 minutes to care for yourself, to reflect on your amazing accomplishments, and know that you are kicking ass!
Happy Mother’s Day!