I completely agree and love this post... I often think that to say I love my son is such a understatement but there doesn’t seem to be enough words in the world to convey the feelings for him. He is the best thing that has happened to my husband and I and cannot imagine we ever lived without him before. Of course it hasn’t always been rainbows and it has it’s tough moments as my mother passed 3 weeks post partum. He has kept me grounded and helped me become stronger then I ever thought possible 😍
Motherhood is an adventure like no other! It is definitely unique. For me being a mother changed the entire way I look at life! My little boy is the most precious, beautiful, and some days challenging gift I’ve ever been given!😂 It is amazing how one tiny little human being can completely alter your understanding of love. Even on the hard days, there is nothing better then being a mama!💜
Wowwww this spoke to me. Motherhood has made me want so badly to give more than my all every damn day, even when I don’t have it to give. Motherhood has made me want to be better than my mother was for my daughter and for me. Motherhood has torn me apart some days and made me question everything I’m doing and other days made me think that I’m doing the dang thing. Motherhood has filled me with more love than I ever could have imagined. ♥️
Love this! especially the part about being better than my mother, I figure if I can at least accomplish that every day I’m not doing so bad!
I love this! I struggle so much with the whole mom thing. It seems like all my mom friends were made for this and I'm still missing the old me. But at the same time I love being my son's mom and wouldn't trade it for the world. Ya know? So many happy and sad emotions all at once.
He's 8 months! Yours?
Gosh so we’ll said-amazing all the emotions and anxiety we go through. How old is your son?
Did you make this? 😍
I need to know this too!
Here is the article it is from. I actually like the second half of the article so much! It gets to the dark and hopeless feelings you sometimes have as a mom. https://www.babble.com/parenting/the-truth-about-motherhood/
Wow this was so accurate!! Some days I can’t imagine anything better and then some days I feel like I’m just a complete mess and can’t do it at all!! It’s a journey of extremes!! I do like this as it highlights the actual truth rather than the expectation that it’s amazing all the time and you should just be able to do it! There is a lot of pressure. I do not think this is voiced enough!! Xxx
I think the confusion and swirling thoughts that the quote mentions have to be a different kind than those that come with depression and anxiety. Yes there are bittersweet adjustments with the role of motherhood, but depression and anxiety are different and suck so bad. The quote was pretty, though. It’s true that motherhood can change some of your expectations, and where there was loss add many many gains.
Oh where do I start... I was a stepmom before having one of my own and so it was a crazy adventure. I still have mom brain most of the time and instead of always going out I stay home and chill most of the time now. I love love love my daughter but everything is just soooo much extra work and effort and energy I don't have to do things that aren't essential. Lol I was more care free and laid back and now I have anxiety and stress. I wouldn't change it for the world though. I love my kiddos :)
I agree with you...I used to be a carefree and spontaneous person with not a care in the world..Now, I’m the complete opposite and i’m struggling to adapt to the new me (new person) It’s exhausting but everyday before I go to bed I thank God to have such a wonderful little boy. I was told I could not have children and for many years I accepted the idea which broke my heart. When I got pregnant, I just could not believe it. It feels like a dream at times. Like my mum has said to me and her mother had said to her...when you are a mum; you are a cook, nurse, teacher,cleaner, physiologist and many other things you didn’t know you were capable of....I would not change it for the world but it’s draining emotionally and physically but when I watch him grow I just can’t believe he is part of me 😊❤️
Recently having my second child has been a rollercoaster. But, everyday I wake up and look at them, they’re so worth the ride.
It’s changed me in a lot of ways. It definitely made me more responsible of course having to care for another human 😆 and it has taken a lot of energy & time. Now I barely wanna do house work I just wanna sleep 😅
Me too! Coffee over everything 😂
Motherhood is craaayyyzaaayyy! Especially if you’re raising a strong willed one! I’m 1year and 4months in and every day is a new learning experience. I’m still learning patience and selflessness, especially at nap and bed time! When this little boy wraps his arms around me and pulls me in for one last snuggle before he drifts off - the whole want to be alone for 10 minuets just fades away and I spend an extra ten mins just staring at him like i did when he was a newborn. I’ve suffered from depression and this and that for a majority of my life, and I’ve never wanted to pull myself out of it more than I do now for this tiny human.
Story of my life!!! My boys are so strong willed 😂😂 craaaazy
I couldn’t imagine managing more than one!!! Props to you mama!! 💪💕
It’s so true about it being so contradictory, my few months postpartum I have never been so happy and so sad in my life. It’s feeling like your life has completely changed and also like your life has never been so complete and held so much meaning. It’s feeling like I just want to feel like me again and also I love being a mom more than anything. It’s such an amazing feeling to be a mom. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.
Omg you got me at "never been so sad in my life, but also never been so happy".
I know right?! Whenever I feel I want to quit, I remind myself of all the good times. And when I do, I realize there are WAY more good times than there are bad times
Before my daughter I was productive, I could do laundry and get to put away. I had a routine, now I feel like a hot mess lol. Laundry is clean, just piled up and we don't talk about how dirty the floors are. (We have 2 dogs) I do vacuum the living room every week if not twice. 🤷♀️💜
Wow-this is so beautiful and so very very true!
hahaha I feel you mama!
Thank you for sharing this. What you said about your son moved my heart. I’m so sorry you lost your mom. So hard.