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Every mom could use some reassurance and a reminder that she’s doing OK, especially on Mother’s Day. I think we all go through those moments where we question ourselves. Are we really doing what is best for them? Did we lose our patience too soon with them?
There are tons of questions I ask myself but at the end of the day I look at the bigger picture and realize that I am doing OK as a mom.
I’ve been a mom for almost 10 years so I’ve definitely had my not so OK moments to be honest. I know that. I just know I have to do my very best and make sure my kids are happy & healthy.
Ben is my first babe to successfully nurse. Not to say that it’s been an easy 3 weeks, because it definitely has not been, but we’re 3 weeks into nursing and hopefully the end is a long time from now. But a few nights ago I broke down in tears and told Charles I wanted to stop. Ben was up literally every 1/2 an hour wanting to nurse ALL NIGHT. But he would only nurse for maybe 5 minutes then fall asleep. By the time I would try to get comfortable he would wake up. Charles goes to work at 7am so he doesn’t help me through-out the night but honestly, what could he actually help with when I’m the one who has to feed Ben. So I was on my own. By 6:00 when Charles’ alarm went off I gave up. I told Charles to take Ben and while he cried because daddy couldn’t give him what he wanted I cried also. I was in pain from nursing all night, I was so tired, and I just wanted to run away. I suggested buying formula so he would be full and so I could sleep. I know he was getting milk because of wet diapers and I over produce so pumping in between is a necessity right now so I’m not sure what his deal was that night but this mama was OVER IT!
After Charles comforted Ben for the next 45 minutes I was able to compose myself and in that time I told myself that “it’s OK” and that I could pull through this. I haven’t given up. I didn’t go out and get formula. He has slept just fine since then, well fine being up every 2-3 hours but I’m happy with that right now.
We all go through moments and although it’s hard we can only do our best and sometimes just need a little break to realize everything is OK.
JOHNSON’S® Baby believes that every mom deserves a bit of reassurance. For a new mom, this may come in the form of simple reminder that “you’re doing OK,” and for a mom in need, we help provide access to essential resources that help their babies thrive.
JOHNSON’S® Baby CARES, the JOHNSON’S® Baby brand’s charitable platform,is committed to ensuring that every baby has a healthy and happy start through educational and social initiatives, product donations, and financial support. As an extension of this promise, for every view of the “You’re Doing OK, Mom” video between now and Mother’s Day, JOHNSON’S® Baby will donate $1 to Save the Children®, up to $50,000.
Join us for this special Twitter party as we share stories acknowledging the moms in our lives who are doing OK, along with our own experiences with motherhood after becoming moms ourselves.
- When: Thursday, May 8, at 1p ET (12p CT / 10a PT)
- Where: We’ll be on Twitter – follow the #YoureDoingOKMom hashtag to track the conversation. You can see more details and RSVP using the Twtvite: http://twtvite.com/youredoingokmom
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- Hosts: @theMotherhood, @theMotherhood25, @CooperMunroe, @EmilyMcKhann
Have you ever had to tell yourself that you’re doing OK as a mom? What happened?