It is OK to still eat like a pregnant woman because you’re awake 24 hours a day, rocking a baby and milking like a cow. That is a lot of burned calories.
It is OK that you haven’t done or even thought about laundry, dishes, making the bed, cooking or cleaning. This is why you have a mother and takeout.
It is OK that you are feeling very emotional and tend to break down when your husband comes home and hand him the baby. It is a lot of work, and those hormones … phew!
It is also OK that you really want to give your husband an earful when he replies, “I don’t understand why you are so tired; she just sleeps.” This is of course because the baby always decides to sleep during daddy hours.
It is also even more OK that you secretly like when she doesn’t sleep well during your husband’s nighttime shift on the weekend so that he finally understands WHY YOU ARE TIRED.
It is OK if you choose to breastfeed, formula feed, give binkies, have baby sleep in your room or give baby a bottle. Everyone will give an opinion, but remember, it is your child and your decision.
It is OK to still wear your maternity clothes after giving birth. You deserve to be comfortable, and frankly no one looks at you now that you have a baby to show off.
It is OK that you read all the books and learned what to do and what not to do, and you’re now going by your own rules.
It is OK that you don’t like certain people holding her, baby-sitting her or even touching her. Mommyhood gives you fabulous instincts, so follow them.
Finally, it is OK that you think your baby is the cutest, smartest and most well behaved baby of all. She is.