First 30 Days Blog

05 dec

Navigating New Motherhood

I am experiencing the biggest change of my life – the arrival of my first child. Although I read baby books and took child care classes during my pregnancy, nothing prepared me for how hard this is. And it isn’t just the lack of sleep or constant feedings that has been overwhelming. For me, it is the worry. When I first came home from the hospital, I was filled with anxiety: Is he healthy? Am I doing things the right way? What if something bad happens? When my husband went back to work after his paternity leave, I cried. But I have found talking to my sister and girlfriends who have been through this has helped a lot. And every day I feel a bit more confident in my parenting abilities. I’m also coming to terms with the fact that I’m not always going to do things perfectly. The most important thing is that I love my son, and he grows up knowing that.

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Posted by First 30 Days on December 5th, 2008 in Personal Stories | 1 comments

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  • From everything you’ve written, I think you have a good grasp on the “new motherhood” activity! We, who have mothered, have all been where you are and, by the grace of God, came out on top! It’s a day by day learning process and, in my opinion, the greatest job any woman can have! I had five kids, now have 13 grandkids and three greats, have just started on-line college in the fall and feel that the greatest lesson to be learned from the school is to show all my kids, etc, etc, that it’s never too late!! Keep up the good work as you are doing just fine!

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    — Added by First30Days on August 28th, 2009

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