I have so many fond memories of when I brought my first child home. I also have some really bad ones that made me regret motherhood.(back then, not now) You attend all of the birthing classes to help through delivery but nothing prepares you for the first six weeks with your new baby. My niece just had a baby three weeks ago and I am watching her go through trials of being a mom for the first time. I think that every new mom tries to act so happy but inside is thinking what have I done. I was reading a great blog post at Strollerderby today called, Tori Spelling On Nursing Difficulties And That Pesky Weight and wanted to share it with you…….
"It’s been a little difficult… I didn’t know this before,
but sometimes you don’t produce… So I supplement with a bottle to get and he found out that the bottle
is easier to consume, it’s faster and comes right to you. He doesn’t
have to do all the work. So, he started to [nurse] angry. He’d be pounding on the boob (with his fists)… And then he
got to the point where he realized, ‘Well, no matter what I do she’s
going to stick me on that thing,’ – which, it is literally larger than
his head – so now he’s kind of learned to pacify me and kinda just sit
there and suck on it until he can get
to his bottle."
Tori also relayed her experience with one of the most horrifyingly
depressing things that can happen to any postpartum woman: she was
mistaken for a pregnant woman.
I was in the market last week and some woman approached me, she said, ‘The baby!,’ and I was like,
‘Oh yeah,’ thinking he had been on the cover of Us Magazine, and she
walked up and said, ‘Can I touch him?’ and grabbed my belly. And then
it got worse. I was like, "Oh no no, he was born 5 weeks ago!’ and she
goes, ‘OH! You still have the belly.’ I said, ‘Yeah, I’m feeling good.’
And she’s like, ‘Don’t worry, it will go away – well I mean mine hasn’t
yet and my kid’s 18, but…(shrugs shoulders)."
See ladies, even the celebrities go through some difficult times. My
advice to every first time mom is to make sure you know that you are
not alone in the feelings that go with bringing home a newborn. All of
a sudden your life is not your own, you are sleep deprived, hormones
are out of control and this precious being is consuming every single
minute of the day and night. Luckily everything calms down and you will
be able to look back and remember how wonderful it was to become a mom.
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