Motivational Monday 25: It’s Ok

by Mar 11, 2019Motivational Monday0 comments

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Are you pregnant for the first time or did you just give birth to your first born? There are a lot of unknowns about being a new mom, aren’t there?

 

In an instant our lives changed the moment we got the positive pregnancy test.

 

It’s the most exciting news you will probably ever have in your entire life-a new baby is growing inside your belly and you are going to be a mom!

 

Or maybe you are holding your newborn baby now and are experiencing a lot of unknowns as your roll as a new mom. I have definitely been there in the same boat you are in.

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    Lack of Experience With Children

     

    I had never really been around babies before until I gave birth to my first child. Child care was completely foreign to me. I didn’t know how to interact with babies let alone take care of one.

     

    I had never changed a baby’s diaper before or given a baby a bottle before.

     

    It can be frightening, but let’s not let fear win.

     

    Our quote for today is:

    “It’s ok to have no idea what you are doing.”

    In life, we will face new experiences and have absolutely no idea what we are doing, and that’s ok!

     

    Especially as a mom, we need to be sure that we don’t put too much pressure on ourselves to know everything there is to know about parenting and motherhood.

    There is no manual that teaches us how to be a mom, so don’t create high expectations for yourself, especially as a new mom.

    If you were to ask any mom what it was like as a first time mom, I guarantee they would say they didn’t know what they were doing.

    I remember calling a bunch of friends asking for advice and reading tons of parenting books and baby books looking for answers. I prayed to God for guidance and clarity in my role as a mom.

    I was able to take bits and pieces of advice from various resources and put it all together. In the end I still did not feel like I had all the answers. And now, 6 years later with 4 children, I still am faced with new challenges and a lot of unknowns.

     

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      My recommendation for you is to trust in your own abilities. Even though you might not know what you are doing as a new mom, you eventually will learn.

      We don’t have all the answers, no one does except our Lord Jesus Christ. So I encourage you to have faith in your ability to be a mom and also trust in our Lord to help you along the way.

      Keep Smiling,

      Dr. Jena Bradley, DPT

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