Hands down, motherhood is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I love my children passionately and wholeheartedly. But the transition into motherhood was difficult for me. I am currently reading several blogs written by new mommies. Maybe it is all a facade, but they seem so calm and peaceful and rational. It makes me wonder if maybe I am a little more high strung than most people.
When I was pregnant with Porgie, I was in fantasy mode. I basically thought that motherhood would be rainbows and unicorns and fluffy clouds. But I was wrong. Horribly wrong. Instead, there was lots of crying (from baby and mama), nursing issues (which ultimately lead to exclusive pumping), sleep apnea (Porgie was monitored for 4 months), and horrible eczema. I felt like my life had been turned upside down. I felt angry and sad and happy and confused, all at the same time. Basically, I was a big ball of anxiety and nerves.
With Izzy's birth, I was much more relaxed, but I still had my moments of anxiety and fear and frustration. Like this post. Or this post. Or even this post.
But not these mothers. They seem to really have their shit together. I was discussing this phenomenon with a friend, and she also seemed unable to relate to my experiences. So, I want to hear about your experience. Was it difficult for you to adjust to life with a newborn? Or was the transition smooth and easy?