Thoughts for New Mothers

Thoughts for new mothers:

thoughts for new mothers

  • Let the housework go, and stay in your pajamas.
  • Eat what makes you feel good, and what you have time for.
  • Drink lots of water.
  • Sleep when the baby sleeps, if you want to, or use that time to connect with something else that makes you happy.
  • Only have visitors if you want.
  • You are not obligated to share your baby with anybody- no matter how much they want to hold her.
  • If you do not want anybody to touch your baby, wear him in a wrap, and say he just wants to be with his mom right now.
  • Be specific about the help you need; ask somebody to do the laundry, or the shopping, or the cooking.
  • Feel good about wanting to hold your baby all of the time.
  • Feel good about knowing when to say you need a break.
  • Know that this time is fleeting, and that soon people will be less compassionate of your  role as new mother.
  • Know that it is okay that you do not know everything yet, and that it will take time for you to get to know your baby.
  • Trust that you are doing it right.
  • Trust that you know what your baby needs.
  • Trust that things will be okay.
  • Sleep will come again.

Take this time.  Bask in it.  Focus on your baby, whenever you want, and for however long you want, while she is still so little.

Everything else can wait.

You’ve got this.  You’re doing it right.  Your baby loves you.

Relish it.

Jennifer Andersen is the creator of, thinking about parenting, LIVING! with kids. Jennifer advocates for children and families, deconstructs societal parenting norms, and offers tips for enjoying life with children.  


About Jennifer Andersen

Jennifer Andersen
Jennifer Andersen found her way to attachment parenting when her first child was born. Leaving him in the well appointed nursery went out the window the moment they met. She began advocating for babies, children, and families when she realized that other parents felt alone in trusting their intuition too. Jennifer shares her own experiences and thoughts on her own blog; Our Muddy Boots.

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