To The Exhausted New Momma

To the Exhausted New Momma
Hey, Momma.

Yeh. You...

The one who's squinting your eyes on your cell phone reading this during a 4 a.m. feeding.

You know, the one who's changing diapers with your eyes closed and tossing 'em down the Diaper Genie at midnight like it's your J-O-B.

Never mind it kinda is your job...;)

Whether it's your first baby or your fifth, I'm here to tell you this:

You're doing a great job.

Look, I know it's not easy getting into the swing of things when you're so tired you feel like you need toothpicks to hold your eyes open.

I know it's hard to even have the energy or motivation to even shower let alone put on eyeliner.

It's a challenge to do laundry, make lunches, go to work, make daycare drop-offs, run errands, pay the bills, whip somethin' up for dinner, wash dishes, sanitize bottles...

As moms, we sometimes pressure ourselves to keep it all together. To enjoy every single waking moment.

But I'm telling you -- it's okay if you don't.

It's okay if you sit on the couch and cry over a bowl of butter-drenched popcorn wondering if you'll ever get into a routine.

It's okay to opt for a straw over a glass with that unopened bottle of Sauvignon blanc sitting on your kitchen counter. Or if you actually follow through with buying this to keep it classy and still down that bottle out of a glass.

It's okay to pretend you're taking an unusually long amount of time in the bathroom because you just need a minute to compose yourself and b-r-e-a-t-h-e in silence without little hands wrapped around both legs.

It's okay if you feel overwhelmed, like you're not measuring up. Like you're a failure because you're tired and worn out and covered in another human's bodily fluids and you can't remember if you even brushed your own teeth.

But let me remind you something...

You are good enough. You can do this. And even if you don't enjoy every moment -- even if you're so tired you could fall asleep standing up -- or if you're so frustrated and overwhelmed and exhausted that you wanna throw your hands up in the air and say, "You. Child. Take care of yourself. I need a vacation day...."

Know this: You, momma...you're doing a great job.

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