Yep, I said it. One of my least favorite things to do with my daughter is to put her to bed. The time that’s supposed to be enjoyable, bonding filled and relaxing just plain stresses me out. I don’t have the patience to sit there and get her to fall asleep. It’s frustrating and takes too long in my opinion.
Am I wrong because of it? Heck no. There are so many moms I hear that bedtime is a favorite of theirs and maybe when she’s older or I go back to work I’ll feel the same. Right now, however, it’s something I know is difficult for me and I have to be mindful of.
With the whole bedtime situation for me, I am conscious of it. I’m loving myself for it. I’m remembering that baby girl can sense aggravation and stress, which will only prolong the process.
No one teaches you how to put a baby to sleep for the night. It’s all new to me and most definitely something that I will improve on and continue to do the best I can.
Momma this is your reminder that you don’t have to LOVE every aspect of being a mom. It’s okay to have feelings that aren’t positive, nurturing or even motherly in nature.
Before you became a momma, you were a human. As humans we are imperfect and unfortunately, that brings shame and guilt when we feel like we aren’t doing the things or feeling the way we’re “supposed to”.
Your baby loves you no matter what.Give yourself grace. Say a prayer. Take a deep breath.
You got this momma!