Wows & Woes Of Being A Mum

It’s true what they say, “Raising a kid is part joy, and part guerilla warfare”
Motherhood is the most special feeling and experience, but we all know it’s not always rainbows and unicorns for these superwomen!

Let’s talk about the Wows of Motherhood, and also the Woes that come with it:

WOWS

Seeing Mini You

There can’t be a better feeling than holding your little one in your arms for the very first time, and realizing this cute little human is a mini concoction of you and your partner! It’s amazing how much you contribute to your child’s behavior and personality. It makes you want to be the best version of yourself at all times!

Unconditional Love

We all think we know what unconditional love is. But when you realise there’s someone growing inside you- is truly when you discover and experience the purest kind of love there is. The kind love that makes you forget about yourself, everything else takes a backseat, and your whole world revolves around that tiny little human. Your life feels complete, and that feeling is indescribable!

New Experience

Motherhood is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before, and no matter how much you prepare yourself, it will always have something else planned for you! Everyday life will throw a new challenge, but with motherhood comes superpowers, which you didn’t know you had all along, and you learn to deal with everything that comes your way. It changes you in so many ways and makes you more patient, caring, responsible, selfless and loving!

Relearning With Your Child

Raising a child means putting yourself in their shoes, and becoming one yourself, all over again! The best parts of childhood come back to life when you share them with your little one. And even though in this process you’re the teacher, you end up learning so much too!

WOES


Being Hormonal

With pregnancy comes mood swings. With the spike in estrogen and progesterone levels and overall body transitioning, one minute you’re excited, grateful and ecstatic about having a baby, and the next minute you’re not quite sure why you thought this was a good idea- which is absolutely normal. We all tend to stress more about the physical well-being and overlook the mental well-being during pregnancy. Put yourself first, don’t shy away from expressing your truest feelings and confide in someone who you think will acknowledge and respect your feelings.

Constant Fatigue

The reasons for this are endless! Whoever said motherhood is the best thing that will ever happen to you, forgot to mention the T&C’s that come with it. Stress, breastfeeding, baby’s sleep regression cycles, anxiety or just feeling so tired that you can’t sleep- it’s all part and parcel of becoming a mommy. It truly is a 24x7 job and we don’t give you super mommies enough credit.

Too Many Opinions

While you’re the mom, people think it’s their moral responsibility to give their opinion about every little thing- be it your child’s weight, features, personality, what to eat, what not eat, or even planning their entire future. At times, you feel so overwhelmed with all the contradicting opinions, and not knowing what’s right and what’s wrong. Go with your gut, let your motherly instinct do its job, you know what’s best for your child!
(But you can always consult an expert if you’re not sure)

Scared of Making Mistakes

As a mother, you’ll always want what’s best for your child- which makes you perpetually anxious, whether you’re making the right choices for your little one, whether it will all pan out the way you anticipated it, whether you’re doing a good job and the trail of thoughts that follow! You’re always questioning yourself to make sure you’re not making a mistake. We’re here to tell you, you’re doing fantastic! There’s no right or wrong in Motherhood! Every decision you make will teach you something new, and you will learn and grow with time! At the end of the day, you’re still human, you’re allowed to make mistakes. Don’t be so hard on yourself, no one has it all figured out!

What are your daily amusements and struggles of being a mom?

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