Parents eagerly await the day when their baby is ready to stretch her legs and start walking on her own, they always ask when do babies start walking. Walking is a more complicated and advanced milestone, with several requirements for muscle development and coordination. Because of this, many children work up to walking slowly, and […]
I know what you know but I have a HUGE secret to share...
By now you know that the first few weeks and months with a newborn baby are a series of ups and downs for any parent — MAJOR UPS and MAJOR DOWNS! It's intense!! It's almost insane!!!
I have been there and done that:
The lack of sleep The newborn feeding frenzy's The frustration from the day and from my husband (lack of help, lack of understanding and just lack of lack…) The continues crying all day and all night The hormones "party" that is going on inside my body The explosive encounters with family and friends (it is not me it's them)
But probably the most FRUSTRATING thing about motherhood is how little control we as mothers have over something that is so tremendously important to us.
The truth of the matter is, I face this challenge every day in one way or another and, yes, it is tremendously frustrating. I can't get my 4 month old son to sleep more than an hour straight, I can't make my daughter not be scared of the dark. I can't get my husband to help as he should, I can't slow down or speed up time. It's the frustration of simultaneously being in charge of everything but in control of, well, not nearly enough. But on top of being frustrated, it's scary as hell sometimes not being in control of my newborn's life.
But then one day it all came together. One day I got the guidance I needed, the support nobody told me about and the right information I needed to understand, to follow through, to being the best educated newborn mom I was able to be. Just then all my frustrations and doubts were gone, that was the time I gain control back.
In a matter of days my son slept better, he started to complete his most important milestones one at a time in remarkable speed, my husband started to help out more, and my household got the healthy routine we so desperately needed.
Today I am that mom in the park that all other moms are jealous of and think it's a miracle baby (yes I said it, it's me!) and let me tell you if they only know that they can do it too that I only have Anat to thank for, they will be amazed.
It all started with a short viral quiz that one of my best friends sent me and from there I was on my way to the bliss I am feeling today.
So, to you mama I say this is the time to gain control back, this is the time to stop being so frustrated day in and day out, this is the time to understand and master your baby milestones one step at a time. Just start like I did, take Anat's quiz now and you will be on your way in minutes…