Rockin’ Songs

Rockin' Mama (felt-tip pen on marker paper)

The experience of bringing home a newborn baby can be full of excitement, love, and awe but it can also be full of pain, fatigue, and dread especially with your first.  There is what people tell you about having a newborn, there is what people don’t tell you, but there is also what people tell you but you don’t believe could POSSIBLY be as extreme as they describe.  Like the sleepless nights and the crying that you just can’t seem to soothe.  It does get better as you and your baby establish a routine.  Just knowing that it won’t last forever seemed to help me.  I also found that the memory of those nights of desperation just like the pain of child birth fades over time. Continue reading