“Being a mom happens in a moment. There’s no transition.
Other jobs usually have trainings, and you have time to adjust to what you will be doing for a certain company. You also have the freedom to change your mind if you don’t like it.
You can’t do that as a mom. You can’t just change your mind. The second they place the baby in your arms, you’re responsible for them and have to figure it out.
You have no idea who your baby is going to be, or what their needs are going to be until you meet them.
You’re learning as you go. And because of it, and so many other reasons, it’s one of the most difficult jobs out there.
You can read the books, seek advice, and get the room ready. But until the baby comes, no one‘s ever 100% sure what it’s going to be like for them.
To try and compare, or feed the doubt that fills us all as we become mothers, does not answer the looming question of whether we’re doing it right or not.
The truth is, there is no right or wrong. There’s just you and your baby. There’s just you learning, failing, adjusting, and trying your best every day to do what you can to keep your baby healthy and happy and as loved as possible.
We are all just guessing, learning, and trying to adapt to the ever-changing ups and downs of our children’s and families’ lives.
Cut yourself some slack, mama. Who you are and what you do is remarkable. Even if you can’t see it.”
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