Simple things which I never really paid heed to have become absolute luxuries, like watching TV, talking on the phone undisturbed, sleeping or taking a bath let alone going to the washroom; things that we usually take for granted, have now become regular items on my to do list. Words like long and shower are no longer part of one sentence - except for of course in one way “It’s been so LONG I took a SHOWER!”!!
The first year is absolutely a roller coaster, where you as a first time mom are struggling to hold on to the ride that life has suddenly transformed into. When I was expecting, I thought pregnancy was the toughest part, but now I know that was the easiest! As long as the child is inside you, enjoy it! My baby is one year old now, and I thought THAT was the toughest bit, but as I see her enter the toddler years I realize once again that, I was wrong, as long as your child barely moves and cries ONLY for food and burps enjoy it!
… and I guess if you ask other moms with older kids they will confirm that there is absolutely no EASY time with a child. Every day is a battle, every day is a juggling routine, every day there are tears and everyday there are giggles; but what is most important to remember and cherish is, that no matter how tired and helpless you feel at times, no matter how many times in a day you feel like you will break, that you cant take it anymore, before you know it these years will be over and you will yearn to have these times yet once again!
So my advice to all the new moms out there is to enjoy this time as much as you can, cause it will be over before you know it. It’s only a matter of a few years when they become independent and get engrossed in their own lives and you start feeling like a by stander watching in disbelief that this independent little person was once a tiny little helpless baby you could cuddle and hold whenever you wanted and however you wanted. So try and put other less important things away for a couple of years because honestly you WILL get around to doing them someday, but if you let go of these precious moments, you might never get them again!