THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE – AND IS – THE MOST WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE IN YOUR LIFE!!!
It is also most probably the MOST IMPORTANT experience in your life.
Then how come it doesn’t feel wonderful ALL of the time???
I think that is because we so want it to be different, to be absolutely perfect, because EVERY MOTHER WANTS THE ABSOLUTE BEST FOR HER BABY – and she will even start to fight if she feels her baby needs to be protected.
We also want to be THE PERFECT MOTHER – and we are – the most perfect mother for our baby.
The only problem is that we have so little control over what is about to happen to our body, and to our newborn baby.
And, perhaps for many of us, WE CAN NO LONGER DO EVERYTHING ON OUR OWN.
The greater the fantasy and expectation – the harder we seem to fall.
Do try to keep your expectations as realistic as is possible – get lots of well informed information – and allow yourself to CHANGE YOUR MIND if things don’t work out as you thought they might.
I believe that being INVOLVED in making the choices available to you – is most important.
I have yet to meet a new Mum or Dad – where, should they reflect some months down the track, that they would say that everything turned out exactly as they had wished.
I believe that this in turn leads to a grieving process – something which should be allowed to take it’s course. That way, the whole process becomes one of growth and fulfilment – for Mum, Dad and Baby