LaTisha's Answer: I am most proud of my daughter. She turned 36 weeks yesterday. Our breastfeeding journey is 253 days in the making. 113 more to go! It’s been the most difficult thing I’ve done to date and has taken consistency, focus, and lots of positive affirmations.
Real talk, this motherhood thing is, by far, the hardest thing I've ever done.
It’s been like this from the very beginning, too. My pregnancy, labor + delivery, and fourth trimester didn't go as smoothly as I had hoped. I didn't get the glow. I was sick throughout the entire process. I also didn’t know how whacky my body would be postpartum. Right now, I’m dealing with Mommy’s Thumb in both hands. I didn’t even know that was a thing.
The honest truth is I feel like a failure most days.
I wonder if my love for her is enough and if I'm making the right choices. There are so many options and methods and it gets overwhelming and mind boggling. I tip my hats off to you mamas out there. I really do.
I have had many moments where I have had to stop and recognize that I am doing the best I can. I am learning to be proud of that. I love her the best way I know how and I trust that God will do what I cannot. I may not be the mama I think she needs and deserves, but I am her mama and I will love her fiercely all the days of my life. I figure that counts for something.
Furthermore, most of the time, we focus on how we, the parents, teach our kids and instill in them the values, mindset, lessons, etc. that they need to be successful. What I am in amazement about is how much she is teaching me -- about life, myself, my purpose, real love, etc. I always say that she’s the real guru.
Now it’s your turn. Comment below and let me know what you are most proud of.
I am cheering for you. Even on the days when you feel like you’re in last place.
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