Dear newborn momma,
This season of your life is probably a combination of beautiful, joyful, wonderful, miraculous + overwhelming & exhausting. That’s totally normal! Taking care of a baby is a full time job...it requires all of us, pretty much all the time. It is truly the.most.incredible thing & also sometimes can feel like the hardest thing.
Let me assure you, every momma gets overwhelmed sometimes! [yes, even those of us who waited & longed & fought with everything in us to experience motherhood get overwhelmed in hard moments]
Some days, weeks & months, you won’t be able to do much more than hold your baby, feed your baby & try* to get your baby to sleep. If that’s you, please know it’s okay (& to be expected) that you can’t do “it all!” You are giving all of yourself to what is most important right now, your precious baby! Everything else can wait, truly.
Don’t rush getting back to “normal” life, instead, learn to slow down & embrace your new normal. Take some pressure off of yourself. Give yourself permission to take as much needed off your plate as possible in this season of life. Accept help when it’s offered & ask for help when you need it. Rest whenever you can & seize those little moments of you-time in whatever way you need most...a shower, a nap, a meal, your favorite tv show...isn’t it funny how the simplest things can refresh us these days?!
I know it doesn’t feel like it now, but it won’t always be this all consuming! One day soon, you will get into a good rhythm & learn how to find room & time for yourself again. In the meantime, be kind to yourself & soak up every sweet moment of this special season. Babies don’t keep & trust me, before long you’ll be looking back at this time wondering how it flew by so quickly.
You’re doing SO great & you ARE a wonderful mother! Go kiss those yummy baby bellies & soak up every sweet smile...drink it up friend, it’s the good stuff!