The Most Important Thing I’ve Learned As A First Time Mom

It’s 3 a.m. and Thea has been up multiple times tonight. We are trying to transition her out of her swaddle and it is not going well. So I search the internet looking for an easy way to get us through this. What do I find? Article upon article and forum upon forum of moms going through the same thing as me. What do they all have in common? Multiple different ways to solve the problem we are having.

That is the most important thing I have learned: every baby is different. They all have individual needs. Just because something works for someone else’s baby it might not work for yours. The best part is you get to choose how you parent your child. Research and advice is wonderful. Although, you are the expert on your little human and ultimately you decide what’s best for them. I joke to my husband that she is just a little human puzzle that I’m trying to figure out.

The best way I’ve learned to accept this is to look on the bright side. Every mom is struggling with something. Thea has not always slept well and I’d be lying if I said it was easy not to compare her with babies who sleep through the night early on. On the bright side I know that many mother’s struggle with breastfeeding and we have not.

In conclusion as a mother you win some and you loose some. So for now I will be a walking sleep zombie and that’s okay with me.

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