Congratulations! You made it through the first 9 months of motherhood!
You carried that sweet little baby (or maybe more than one!) in your belly so well!
I’m sure, at first, you weren’t too crazy about all the rules…
no more wine, no more sushi, no more soft cheeses.
But hey! It’s all for the health of your new little boy or girl!
If you didn’t find out what you were having,
were you just going crazy with wanting to know?
If you found out what you were having,
did you get completely giddy seeing all the blues or pinks?
Were you constantly tempted to buy all those cute outfits and stuffed animals?
As your due date neared, I bet you just couldn’t wait to meet that little sweetheart…
you know, the one who has been jabbing you all through the night.
None of that mattered. You were just thrilled that baby was in there!
Now, that time seems so long ago.
Now, you are a conqueror of labor and delivery!
You are now holding that sweet little bundle that was in your belly all that time.
Can you even believe it? Can you even stop staring?
I bet you just can’t keep your lips off of those sweet, soft cheeks!
When it was finally time to take that baby home,
did you believe them when they actually let you walk out the door with him?
I’m sure you were excited…and maybe a little scared.
When he cried, did you know what to do?
All that sweet thing needs right now is you.
You don’t have to question your abilities.
Follow your instincts. You will know what to do.
Just be there for him.
When you don’t know what to do,
just love the snot out of that kid.
You are doing a great job! You are a mommy!
Even when you feel inadequate or unsure,
remember that this is what you were made to do.
When you question your abilities or decisions,
be confident in who you are! You are a mommy!
When your little one is crying and you have tried everything…
just hold that sweet baby in your arms.
Snuggle him and let him know how much you love him.
I know he seems too young to understand,
but he’s not.
He understands your words of endearment.
He senses your tone.
He can hear the words you say and the songs you sing.
Let him feel your love.
Caress his arms, feet, and cheeks.
Kiss his tiny forehead, fingers, and toes.
Even when you feel like you aren’t enough,
remember, to him, you are everything.
You are more than enough.
You are all that he needs right now.
When you fail, he is still there gazing at you with love in his eyes.
You are his mommy and he loves you so very much.
Keep it up, new momma! You are doing great!
Don’t ever believe otherwise.