As any mom would attest, motherhood is a constant process of trial and error. There is no handbook or directions that gets handed over as you and your new bundle of joy are discharged from the hospital. It’s learn as you go and always trust your instincts.
I’ll never forget the day I brought Landyn home from Los Robles hospital. I’m certain I could have walked myself out of the hospital having a quick whambamthankyoumaam delivery, but it’s procedure that I too, be given the formal paraded escort out in that lovely silver wheelchair loaded up with balloons, flowers, suitcases, diapers, and other memorabilia.
The whole thing was being filmed, and I just remember feeling less than enthused that this vulnerable, hormonal, emotional state I was currently in, was being captured forever. I was in complete shock that this tiny baby, that didn’t even fit into the newborn sized homecoming dress I had anticipated, was MINE to take home.
My entire pregnancy I was busy getting ready, reading every parenting book there is, making sure every single Babies R Us registry item was fulfilled, and listening to the advice of fellow mommas.
But it wasn’t enough.
I remember glaring at the hospital nurse as we parked ourselves in front of my passenger side door in the loading section of the hospital parking lot. I was certain she had forgotten to give me the most important discharge information of all: Motherhood 101. I looked at her with complete desperation, and while I’m certain I wasn’t her first scared to death first time momma she crossed paths with, she simply smiled and said good luck.
3 years later, I can honestly tell you that no parenting book, completed baby registry (although we do swear by Boudreaux’s Butt Paste even through the toddler years), or family member is going to give you the answers. The secret to becoming a new mom is trusting your gut.
I believe being a mom involves being present day after day and meeting the needs of our children to the best of our ability. What to Expect When Your Expecting and amazing diaper rash cream are helpful tools that make our job a little easier.
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