What I Learned During My First Year of Motherhood

I learned many things in my first year of motherhood. Here are my top lessons learned.

What I Learned During My First Year of Motherhood

  • Motherhood requires patience and prayer. Not only patience for your child but for yourself and prayer for everybody including the dog!

  • It’s important to make “me” time at least weekly (even if it’s just 10 minutes) and to take care of yourself. When momma’s happy everyone is happy.

  • Using the microwave to warm a bottle isn’t so bad after all.

  • It’s important to make “quality” alone time for you and your husband. Find little ways to let each other know, that among all the chaos of being parents you are still thinking of each other.  ​

  • There is a 99.9% chance that whatever it is you are experiencing you are not alone.

  • Remember…it’s just a phase. It will pass and another phase will begin.

  • Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

  • Write down funny things you and your husband say or things you say often. You’ll look back on them one day and just laugh.

  • Parenthood is about fixing bad habits and creating new ones.

  • Let grandparents be grandparents. Let them spoil them rotten. This is what they have been waiting for.

  • It’s great to make their baby food homemade and cheaper, but seriously, when you are exhausted and just need a break, buy the dang food from the store. It’s not going to hurt them.

  • When you are tired of breast feeding and are mentally and physically exhausted from it, make them a formula bottle. They will be just fine!

  • Do what is best for YOUR baby and YOUR family.

  • Pinterest can be your best friend and your worst enemy. The same with Google.

  • Set a routine. You don’t have to stick to it minute by minute but have some sort of a routine. ​

  • Ask questions when needed, and lots of them.

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  • No one thinks your baby is a cute as you do.

 

  • Never say never!

 

  • Be confident and know that you are doing the best that you can! Love yourself!

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