Today is my first official Mother’s Day! (Last year I was anxiously awaiting the birth of my beautiful daughter after being on bed rest for over a month.)
I have to admit that the first year of motherhood is not a walk in the park. However, it is worth the tears, sweat and every sleepless night.
Below is a small sample of what I learned my first year of being a mom…in no specific order.
- Cloth diapering is worth the extra loads of laundry.
- Both moms and babies benefit from babywearing.
- Growing “mommy legs” is harder than it looks.
- Sometimes we don’t feel like dressing, but most days we should get dressed anyway.
- It is possible to function on less than 4 hours of sleep a night for quite a long time.
- Learning to cherish each moment with our children is extremely important.
- Breastfeeding as a new mom doesn’t come naturally, but it’s worth the struggle.
- Moms pray ALOT! Or at least we should…
- It’s the little things that can bring the most joy.
- God’s grace is sufficient when we make mistakes.
- Reading books with our babies is a great way to spend quality time together.
- Children have a small handful of favorite books that you read over and over again.
- Starting solids doesn’t have to be complicated.
- Making homemade baby food is fun!
- You can have “mommy time” without leaving the house.
- Moms shouldn’t judge other moms.
- Sometimes motherhood makes you ache.
- You can do housework with a baby.
- Did I mention that sleep was overrated?
- Silly faces result in baby belly laughs.
- Moms never stop being moms.
There are so many more lessons I could add to this list, but I would love for you to contribute some of your own by leaving a comment.
Happy Mother’s Day!