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5 Realistic Expectations for First Time Moms

5 Realistic Expectations for First Time Moms

by Regina Due

A year ago

Every mother-to-be who is pregnant for the first time goes through a specific thought process during those nine months. Expectations are set, promises are made about how things will be done and she will find herself daydreaming of happy days with the baby.

But the truth is, there will be things that you will not be able to control once the baby is here and lowering down these expectations is a way of feeling less sad. What you can do is to acquire a more realistic approach to motherhood by letting go of these five following myths.

One.  Your house and baby will never look as perfect as those Instagram accounts – That sweet shot of a baby in a clean white kitchen is a mere snapshot amid all of the chaos that is not captured.

Two.  You won’t bounce back in a week unless you are genetically gifted – Don’t punish yourself and get yourself down, simply give yourself time to lose the baby weight.

Three.  You won’t be the same person you were before the baby – Motherhood will change you, having said this, you should not lose yourself in this role and hope to strike a balance instead.

Four.  You won’t be able to look as perfectly poised and put together as you normally do – There will be days when you won’t find the time or energy to put as much effort into your look as you normally do and you should simply accept that this is how it will be until you get used to certain things.

Five.  You won’t be able to go wherever you want – Wherever you are heading, even if you are well-equipped with all the accessories you need, if your baby is uncomfortable and crying then you will have to leave.

A parenting writer, Regina empowers women through her writing and modern parenting tips. If she's not writing, you can catch her reading books or playing with her dachshunds.


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