Being a mom is the hardest job in the world. Emotionally, physically, mentally.. It is HARD. Pregnancy is hard, labor and delivery are tough, and then you’re given this perfect, tiny little human to take care of.
There’s not instructions, no guidebook, nothing. As an exhausted new mom, you’re left to figure out everything on your own. When your baby is screaming at 2 AM and nothing you do is helping, when you desperately need a shower because you haven’t taken one in days.. you have to figure it out as you go.
Then there’s teething, colds, ear infections, bumps and bruises, falls off of the bed (it’s happened to everyone) and tantrums. Oh, the tantrums….
Nothing about being a mom is easy. Your boobs hurt, your back hurts, your head ALWAYS hurts. And sometimes, your heart hurts. When your baby gets that first cold or ear infection, or they’re in pain from teething and there’s nothing you can do to take it away. It’s the worst feeling in the world. And then, there’s times when your patience gets tested. When you’re trying to clean and they’re making a mess faster than you can clean it up. When they throw a fit because you take a leaf that they were trying to eat. When they want you and only you and all you want is 5 minutes to yourself. When they get their days and nights mixed up and you don’t know how you’re even functioning. This is all part of being a mom. I’ve gotten peed on, pooped on, licked for no reason, slapped in the face, scratched, bit, hit with a play baseball bat and my son is not even 18 months old yet. All of this is part of being a mom. And even though some days I want to bury my head in a pillow and scream for an hour, pull my hair out and sometimes just cry, I love it. I wouldn’t change anything.
So to all of the new moms, and not new moms.. just know you’re doing an awesome job at this whole “momming” thing. Trust your mommy instinct. You know when something is wrong with your baby. You know when it’s more than just teething, or more than just a cough. You know when you NEED a break. Find someone to watch your little monster and do whatever you want to do for as long as they will watch them. Get some mom friends together and go have dinner once a month with them. You have to take care of yourself in order to take the best care of your little crazies! So take your time, and then go hug your babies. There is a mom here in Texas who’s son was in an awful accident. He is only 8 months old.. her sweet, innocent baby boy is on life support. There is so many moms who would do anything for one more tantrum, for one more sleepless night.. This mom and her sweet baby have been so heavy on my heart since I heard the news. Mommin ain’t always easy, but it is so, SO worth it!