How to Enjoy Being a Mom
Motherhood is the hardest yet most rewarding job you will ever have. It can also be the most overwhelming job. A new mother can never go wrong if she listens to her instincts and lets go of the worry that can often occupy a new mom’s mind. Once you learn how to relax, you can fully enjoy motherhood.
Your first weeks as a new mom will go by rather quickly. As you experience the sleep deprivation that often accompanies life with a newborn, try and see the magic in the moments you are experiencing. Your newborn is going to go through many changes and time will pass quickly. Although you are tired and possibly nervous about how you are handling your new role as a mother, you would be best to just relax and enjoy your baby.
What a new mom needs to do is ask for help when she feels overwhelmed. Many don’t because they do not want to feel like a failure. Why so many women feel like they have to be a superwoman is really sad. Sometimes you need to take a little time for yourself in order to be a better mom. Somehow the word “selfish” became a bad word when it comes to mothers. There is nothing farther from the truth.
As your baby grows, moms need to make the most out of every day. If you can learn to be less crazy about having a spotless home, you can enjoy your baby. Read to your baby, sing to your baby and if you like to take long walks, then walk with your baby. Teach your child about things that you enjoy so that they can grow to share these interests with you.
Now that baby makes three, enjoy your time together as a family. Bring your baby with you and do family things together. As your baby grows into a small child, you will be creating a strong family bond by doing activities together.
When your child starts to make known his likes and dislikes, encourage him to pursue his interests. Every child is unique and is born with talents. Recognize your child’s uniqueness and help them to build on it. You never know, maybe they have a similar interest and you can enjoy it together.
Keeping your baby on a routine will help your stress level and theirs. Create a bedtime routine. I would encourage you to give them their own space to sleep. Just as soon as your baby is old enough to be in their own room to sleep, stick to having them stay in their room for the duration of the night. Allowing your child to soothe themselves as much as possible at night will help you in the long term to not battle of sleeping in their own room.
Playing music softly will help them to fall asleep and stay asleep. Sometimes, babies will awake when they see or hear their parent. A product such as Lullabuddy makes it easy to help your child drift off to sleep without the fear of inconsistent volumes, advertisements suddenly coming on, and with its one-hour timer, the fear of having to sneak into the bedroom to turn it off and risk waking your baby up is a thing of the past. It also features a mini USB charging cord that allows for up to 18 hours of play when fully charged.
Lullabuddy comes with two hours of pre-recorded lullabies sang by Mae Robertson. I am sure you will love her music but if for some reason you want to switch it up, that is no problem. You can use the Bluetooth to play any songs from your phone, wirelessly.
As a mom, you can nurture and teach your child by including them in whatever you do. Reading to your baby will help them to develop a love of learning and that will help them to do better in school. Whatever you enjoy doing make the baby a part of it. Remember what you used to enjoy doing as a child and teach it to your child. See the joy in discovering new things by watching your child’s reaction. Life seems so much simpler when you look at it through a child’s eyes. When you can experience the joys in life with your child, you can really enjoy the blessings of motherhood.