You’ve had your baby now what? Suddenly you feel stressed, overwhelmed, happy, sad, unprepared and unorganized. This life changing event that has brought you so much joy at the same time also brought on a new feeling of the unknown. How do you move past these feelings? How do you move past postpartum baby blues?
When I had both my children I felt this way. When I had my first child, I was in college and didn’t have a clue. When other people were thinking about partying or pledging, I was studying, working and trying to care for my daughter and everything else in between. When I had my son, 14 years later, I was even more lost and unprepared the second time around. My mind was on preparing my daughter for college and entrance exams and now I’m trying to figure out what the heck is hand foot mouth virus and why does my child have so many ear infections, lol.
“When I had my son, 14 years later, I was even more lost and unprepared the second time around”
In both of my situations and at very different stages of life, the feelings of being happy one moment and then tears coming down your face and you can’t explain why the next was my reality. I was overwhelmed, stressed and didn’t know what to do. I would like to offer you a few suggestions to help if you or someone you know are in similar situations.
Having a baby brings on feelings that we didn’t know existed. We have so many plans for our new life that feelings of failure, confidence and self-worth begin to take root within. One thing I’ve realized is that I’m not alone and you’re not either. It’s easy to believe you are, but you’re not. There’s help available to assist you. Use the suggestions above to help you move past the “blues” and begin to be the confident, strong mom you are.
I started this site to encourage moms through the seasons being a mom can take…