I’m sure as a teenager or an adult with no kids, at one point in time we’ve all heard people whose had a baby say just how drastically your life will change once you have a baby. You won’t be able to do this and you won’t be able to do that. As a teenager listening to my mom and sisters, I was scared to even imagine having a baby, ever! You’ve probably stumbled across this article because you’re curious to hear stories about personal experiences of becoming a mother.
I was 24 years old when I had my first child and I must say I was nervous as nervous could be! Up until the birth of my son Corde’, I had only held a baby twice and that was my youngest nephew and my first great niece. The reason for this is because babies are so fragile and I was too afraid that I would hurt them by holding them wrong or even dropping them. So because of this I never thought that someday I would actually become someone’s mom but I must tell you, its one of the greatest feelings ever!
Before I had Corde’, I worked part-time at night and went to school full-time during the day. My daily routine consisted of going to class from about 8 a.m to 2 p.m then going home to take nap before work. I’m kind of an introvert so I don’t really go out to parties and social events. The most I would probably do would be to have lunch with my friends or go on a date with my boyfriend but it was back in the house after that. So, with that being said how could a baby “drastically” change my life when I didn’t do anything but stay home 80 percent of the time?
Having a baby was definitely a transition. I went from eating, sleeping and doing whatever else I wanted when I wanted to do it to being on this little person’s schedule which was all over the place! When I brought Corde’ home on March 29th (my birthday, what a great birthday gift, right?!) it felt so weird because I kept thinking to myself how am I suppose to take care of a baby? I can tell you now they don’t come with any instructions but good thing is, you learn as you go. Whether you are a single mom or you have a partner who is along side you on this rocky roller coaster, my best advice is to be the best person you can be for this little person who is depending on you to take care of them. I wouldn’t necessarily say that the transition is easy, whether you are an introvert and an extrovert, but the transition is so worth it. Cherish those little moments because they grow before your very eyes.
Good luck on your transition to motherhood and I wish you the very best on this new adventure! Stay strong and stay positive! 🙂Pampers Swaddlers Size 1, 216 Ct.