Motherhood is not just a new chapter in a woman’s life but a whole new beginning of something more important. From the moment we conceive, it is no longer just about us. We now have a little one to take care of. Sure we can read a book on how to care for a new-born but every case is different. Being a first-time mom can be joyful yet can also be frustrating. It’s exciting yet also intimidating. There is just so much to learn and so much to do.
Before my son was born, I did some research to prepare myself for my new role. It helped, although I must say there was still so much that I didn’t actually know by the time he came out. So I would like to share some of what I’ve learned as a hands-on first-time mom.