Do you ever wish that you could go back in time, and pull the younger you aside. Tell the younger you, it’s going to be ok. I look back and think of all the time I wasted worrying and stressing out. Having a letter like this would have helped so much. But in light of that, the past is the past and can’t be changed or undone. It has led me to where I am today and very proud of that. I wrote a letter to my “pre-baby Self”. It felt good to write everything down that I had worried about so much in the past. Knowing that I did make it through and I am a good mom and have accomplished so much. I encourage you to write a letter to your pre-baby self!
Dear you before babies, before sleepless nights, diapers and daily spit-up.
It will be scary to think that your only 21, not married, you don’t own a home or have much in the bank. But its ok… You will learn that the most important things in life are your family. That’s all your ever going to need, that and wine. You may think you know what love is right now, but you have no idea! The moment you look deep into the eyes of your baby Owen, that is the moment you will feel the tingle of love. There’s NOTHING in life that you will ever love more than this baby, and the connection between him and Drew. It will overpower everything. Your going to feel like you’ve outgrown the ‘old you’ and stepped into a ’new you’. Each stage, he will grow with you too. You’ll learn an incredible amount about yourself. Owen will help guide you and love you. He will challenge you on your weakest days and fill you with laughter.
Hold on to every precious moment because it’s true what they say, time goes by all too fast. One minute they’re newborns and the next they’re 7 years old and talking back. When you have another baby… that goes by even faster than you thought possible. Don’t let the little things worry you and don’t let others tell you you’re doing a bad job. Everyone has an opinion, some probably shouldn’t, but they do. Take it with a grain of salt and toss it aside. Do what’s best for you and your baby. Do your best to start a movement and end “Mom Shaming”. It’s the worst!