Welcoming a baby and then raising them, is probably the hardest thing you’ll ever do in life but also the most rewarding. Parenting comes with a unique set of challenges that you won’t find anywhere else in life. It takes a lot of time to learn and get the hang of everything before you feel like you’re a pro.
It can definitely be overwhelming but maybe my troubles will help you feel a little bit better. When I had my first daughter it seemed like everything that could have gone wrong went wrong. I went into labor 2 weeks early and spent 14 hours in labor before she decided to make her arrival. I almost had to have an emergency C-section because she was breech and did not want to flip. But they were able to flip her and after another two hours of pushing she finally came out, weighing almost 10 lb. The pain was like I had never felt before and I felt like I might pass out. But it was all worth it when I finally got to hold my big baby and kiss her warm head.
Still, I had no clue what was in store for me after giving birth. I read all the books, and did all the research. I went to all the classes and prepared as best as I could, but you never know truly what you’ve gotten into until you’re left alone with the baby and you have to figure it out yourself. Suddenly, you forget everything you read and the only thing you can think about is this life that completely depends on you and you can’t let them down.
I thought I was going to be prepared and that I could handle anything. But when the nurses left the room I felt hopeless and lost. I had never held something that was so helpless, I was scared I was going to break her. Human babies come out way earlier than they’re supposed to and you kind of have to guide them and keep them alive completely by yourself. The baby doesn’t do too much to help out, in fact, some days will seem like they are doing everything they can to make it harder on you. If you already have kids you probably know exactly what I’m talking about. And if you don’t have kids I’m probably scaring you right now, but don’t be scared. Having kids is one of the greatest things and one of the few miracles that you will experience in life.
The more help you have the easier it is, but help is not always easy to come across. Not everyone has a great support system or tons of people who will rally around them and help them along the way. And even those who do have tons of people helping and a great support system, there’s always going to be something that you don’t know, it’s impossible to learn everything, especially on your first kid. This is where babycarementor.com comes in and saves the day.
I was lucky enough to have a really great support system, but even still there were things that they did not know or that I was too embarrassed to ask, such as questions about breastfeeding. I assumed the breastfeeding was instinctual and would come to me naturally but I had a lot of trouble in the beginning and my lactation consultant didn’t seem to be much help. I wish someone had told me about baby care mentor because they have an article all about breastfeeding and the different things that nobody really tells you about before you give birth. I think if I would have read this before hand I would have gone in with lower expectations and known what to do a little bit more. Instead of freaking out and feeling like I was failing I could have taken solace in the fact that millions of women have trouble breastfeeding.
That article has a lot to offer and I recommend it to any expecting mother. But it’s not only that one article that is great the entire website is full of great content that will help parents of any age be the best parent they can be. If you have never heard of baby care of mentor or have never bothered to check it out today is the day go see what you’re missing out on and if you like it they have a newsletter you can subscribe to. It is one of my favorite parenting sites and I think it could be yours too.