I’ll be honest- motherhood was not an easy transition for me. I had always wanted to be a mom. I had all of these beautiful images in my head of rocking a sleeping baby, taking walks with the stroller around the neighborhood, and the joy of watching a tiny human grow! And then I had Bethany. I was barely 24. I was the first of all of my friends to have a baby…and I had no idea what I was doing.
My hormones went crazy, I was having to recover from a 4th degree tear from delivery, and the sleep deprivation was pretty earth shattering. I was so confused. I wasn’t loving my life the way I thought I would have, but I loved Bethany. Being a mom was so much harder than I thought it would be! I was so embarrassed that I didn’t love being a mom, so I didn’t tell anyone how I was feeling. The days of my greatest joys were also full of a lot of difficulty, confusion, and frustration.
Now, 7 years later (we added 2 more kids in the mix along the way)-I know I was not alone in what I went through. The transition into motherhood (and motherhood itself) is so different for everyone, and it is one of the most radical changes that many women will experience. It was hard for me to see in the early days of sleepless nights, poopy diapers, and sitz baths, but it is so worth it. Now, looking back at those first days, I am so grateful for the ways motherhood has changed me. I mean, how amazing is it that we get to be a part of raising up a little person?
So that is the heart behind everything we do here at Knit- to encourage you in whatever stage of motherhood you are in and to remind you that you are not alone. We are in this together, Mamas.
We hope that through sharing mom stories, practical tips and tricks, and some helpful nutrition resources that we can walk alongside you through every part of being a mom! We will have some awesome guest posts (including Amy Goodson, a registered dietician from the DFW area) and really hope you will find this to be both a helpful resource and a life-giving encouragement in the best and most difficult days of motherhood.