Fear of Messing Up

 

Since this week marks the first day of Spring, I've been thinking a lot about fresh starts and new beginnings.

This is an embarrassing story, but 100% the truth. The week after James was born I was home, recovering from a c-section and my mom wasn't at my house that day. I felt like it was time to give James a bath and I had the thought, "How do I bathe a newborn?" Like, I didn't even know the first place to start. HA! This was my third baby, and I OWN a bath company. It was a humbling moment when I realized that every step as a mom, no matter how many kids you have, feels new and even a little bit scary. You just love these little babies so much and deep down inside you're terrified of doing something wrong.
If you're feeling overwhelmed or uncertain about your child's next steps, I hope you remember that you're not in this alone. The rest of us are figuring out what to do for our babies, too, and fighting that fear of inadequacy all along the way. Can we resolve to have a little more faith in ourselves? We're all just trying our best and I'm sure we're doing a way better job than we ever imagined. Let's give ourselves a hug and each other a high five because we've totally got this.
xx,
Andrea