Parenting Journey Biology is the Least of what makes someone a MOTHER – Orpah Winfrey
Parenting/Motherhood is a bag full of emotions; you get anxiety, happiness, overwhelmed, confused, contend, tired, amazed many things mixed on one helluva cocktail. Today on the edge of 5 wonderful years of my Parenting Journey, I sit back and look at the things with a smile & a contented heart. Together we sailed through the most challenging early years of motherhood… together as in me & my little miss muffet 😉
When she arrived in my life I had no clue how to handle such a precious gift I am blessed with. First six months were ever so tedious and tiring, juggling with many things at the same time, late night hunger calls from baby, many sleepless hours and much more….. but today when I look back I feel pride – Yes I did it 😀
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Like every first time mom even I was full of zillion questions about the whole course of bring baby to life but no one nearby to answer except the Doctor. Picking up the online resource was the only solution I was left with, and thank goodness for that!! My whole pregnancy was easy (well almost) and same is with the parenting journey (till date).
However, there are some things which if I re-visit my parenting journey would love to do little differently….
Handling Stress –
Postpartum experience for me was not very pleasant one, I had to suffer with extreme weight loss and weakness along with a nagging back-ache. Today being an experienced mom I wish if the post delivery planning would have done in advance with taking care of most important and vital thing – mom care.
hiring help in advance –
Due to ignorance (or say sheer pressure from my folks) I did not plan anything in advance of baby’s arrival, so much so that even the clothes had to be bought the day she was born. Mom-in-Law came for some crucial days but she left within 15 odd days post birth. I was traumatised with the work-load, slowing down hormones and no one to seek help from. A big mistake, I agree!
Career Break –
The Doctor I was consulting during early days of pregnancy gave me jitters of ‘take full rest’ and ‘no travelling’ which directly interfered with my professional life. Sabbatical so early at that stage gave office an excuse to put my name on back burner and slowly I had to put an end to that turmoil. Only if I had taken a second opinion then, I would have been able to work till my very last phase as technically everything was good with the baby (as per my second Doc & the best one)
Apart from these few things I really do not wish to change any thing from my parenting journey and enjoyed each and every milestone with my precious peach.
If you were given a chance what would you like to change in your motherhood journey? Share with us in the comments…
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