Nobody Told Me

Nobody told me that after giving birth to my baby I would have to deliver the placenta

Nobody told me how much emotion would rush over me upon seeing my newborn’s face for the first time

Nobody told me how hard it is to be the mother of a newborn

Nobody told me how much new babies need to nurse and how little sleep I would get

Nobody told me how isolating it would be to be a new mom

Nobody told me my postpartum hormones would make me feel as if I was losing my mind at times

Nobody told me how much love my heart could hold

Nobody told me my child’s smile and laugh would light up my whole world

Nobody told me how exciting it would be to hear my child speak their first word

Nobody told me how wonderful it is to watch a human being develop

Nobody told me my child would forgive me no matter what

Nobody told me I could make another being so happy and they would do the same for me

Nobody told me how amazing and difficult the whole experience would be

Nobody told me about the majesty of motherhood

 

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