Posted in Life, Motherhood

A New Mother’s Intuition

I’m a new mommy! My son (he’ll be called kiddo until further notice) was born July 6, 2013, at 9lb 2oz…and he’s my pride and joy!

Kiddo has quite a personality already, and I’m so in love with him!

People have been super supportive and helpful, which has been great as a first time mom. And also sometimes, frustrating.

I told Kiddo when he was still in utero and shortly after he was born, that mommy doesn’t have it all figured out, that i will make mistakes as i figure things out, but that we’d get through it-together.

That being said, i’m dealing with what all first time mothers have had to deal with at some point-unsolicited advice. I realize people think they’re being helpful, but, i like to learn by trial and error. Not to mention, I’m developing my intuition as a mother, and getting to know my son.

And yet I’ve politely nodded my head and smiled or affirmed my choice to do what i felt was best as a mother, already when folks decide to tell me how long to breastfeed, when to take him out, other things.

I definitely appreciate everyone being helpful. I do. I’m just desiring freedom and space to figure things out as a mother.

Advertisements

Author:

A thirty something city kid from the midwest (born, raised and educated in Ohio!) Urban/Higher Education professional, I love supporting schools and organizations in their efforts to educate urban youth and young adults. I'm also passionate about helping young adults find their purpose and live it out! I'm constantly growing and evolving. I'm a mom to a brilliant active little boy, a proud member of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Incorporated, and I'm ready to change the world, one life at a time!