Have you ever had unrealistic expectations about being a mom?
Yeah? Well… Me to! (Like every day).
If you have experienced any aspect of motherhood that feel like you are just taking it as it comes, with no control at all, then you will probably really identify with (the rest of) my son’s birth story that I (finally) wrote. You should head over to Sleeping Baby to give it a read.
Here’s a little sneak peek:
“I know that to some NICU families, 13 days is nothing. Some families are in there for 13 weeks and some for 6 months. And even worse, some don’t ever get to take their baby home.
I am not writing this birth story to discount those stories.
I am writing this birth story because it is ours. Because it has taken me two years to process it. Because I need to write it out. I am writing this birth story because there was only one thing that went our way.
We got to leave the hospital with our baby, and that is the ONLY thing that matters. This was not our birth plan, but HE was the outcome.
I need to write this to allow myself to say FORGET the birth plan and the pressures that came with it. FORGET the expectations that we set for ourselves because of the influence of social media. FORGET the obsessive nature of our society with “breast is best”. FORGET the plans and fears and anxieties.”
If you want to read more and see what caused our unexpected birth story and 13 day NICU stay, check it out here. Then, take a deep breath, pour yourself a glass of wine and just know that we are equipped for what is headed our way with our kiddos, even if we don’t feel like it in the heat of the moment!