Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Advice for a new mom

I WON!!! Read about it here!
I have an odd fascination with Brooke Burke. I don't know why. I guess for a celebrity, she seems somewhat down to earth and as hands on as she can be, as a mom. I've been entering contests on a website she helped launch called Modern Mom. Why, I don't know. Maybe I'll win some cool stuff sometime. Although I doubt it. A recent contest asked for advice for a new or expecting mom. I thought I'd share what my entry was.

You are about to embark upon the most insane, joyful, rewarding, exhausting and meaningful journey of your life.
Embrace every moment and experience of pregnancy and the early days with your infant.
Record as much as you can--
through photos, blogging, journaling, baby book, scrapping, video etc.
Trust your instincts. Take everyone's advice and your own research and combine it into what works for you and your baby.
Find ways to take care of yourself, not just the baby.
You have to feed your own soul in order to give 110% to your baby.
Give yourself permission to be frustrated and overwhelmed
and at your wits end. We all go there.
It doesn't make you a bad mom or love your baby less.
It means you are human!
Accept help, but also create your own boundaries.
Look at every day a the best day of your life--
whether it was full of poop and spit up, or smiles and coos.
You are blessed to be a mom.
I'll let you know if I win!

1 comment:

Thanks for your comment! I always love getting feedback on my posts.