Dear momma,

Although it may not feel like it now, you will become stronger each and every day. Your feelings of hopelessness and sadness will be a distant memory. I promise you will get better, and you will be happy again.

It is OK that you don’t know anything, your baby will forgive you. Your feelings of guilt have no merit.

You will question everything. Keep asking those questions but trust your gut too. It will lead you in the right direction. 

You are doing enough. You are enough. 

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Do not wish the time away.

Embrace the chaos and enjoy the little things. 

Motherhood will change you. It will challenge every inch of you. But you are strong and will rise to the challenge. You were meant for this. 

Your relationship with your partner will change. You will see him as a father and fall in love with him in a totally different way. 

You are not alone. Reach out to the people you trust the most. Share your feelings. 

It’s OK if you don’t bounce back right away. Your body just carried and delivered a human being. You are beautiful. 

It may be boring and monotonous at first. Fill your days with things that make you happy. Connect with other moms, bring your baby to play group, sing and dance every day. 

You will be emotional. Let yourself cry but know everything will be OK. 

Fed is best. You will learn this after some time. 

The rage you are having is just a phase. Soon you won’t have it as much, and you will learn some strategies to cope.  

The dark storm cloud you carry with you all day will lighten. Your sadness will be challenged with little bits of joy. 

You will be tired. More tired than you have ever been in your life. You will get your sleep again. 

It is OK if you miss your old life.

You will soon find a balance between this new life and the person you were before.  

Your baby may feel like a stranger. Do not worry about making a connection with your baby—you are bonding every day. I promise you will connect with them. When you do, you will know it. 

You will find the most amazing mom friends who will support you and become your cheerleaders.

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You will never have a love stronger than the love for your child. You will love this baby so deeply. This new kind of love is different from all the loves before. 

You are the best mom for this tiny human being, and even if you don’t believe it now, it’s true. 

Stay strong momma you’ve got this! 

Your Stronger Self

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Jamie Rose

Jamie is an elementary school teacher. She resides in Orangeville Ontario with her son Brody and her partner. During her free time she likes to listen to 90s rock music, play sports and walk her dog.

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