dear new mom: part II

Dear New(er) Mom:
It is OK that you let her binkies fall on the floor and then pick it up, wipe it off and give it back to her.
It is OK that you don’t know everything about being a mom such as when to start solids, what foods to give them, what sleep should be like, what their poop should look like, etc… 
It is OK that you don’t go along with what the books say to do. 
It is OK that you think your baby is the most beautiful baby in the world (and you secretly compare with other babies all the time). 
It is OK that you film everything and that the videos are five to ten minutes long.
It is OK when you clip her nails too short or are not there to catch her fall. She will forgive you so you need to forgive yourself. 
It is OK that the older your baby gets the more stuff takes up her bedroom, the living room and the kitchen.
It is OK that you tear up every time she outgrows something. 
It is OK that you call the doctor at least once a week. 
It is OK that you do the most ridiculous things to make her laugh. 
It is OK that you do things that are shamed on like giving her a bottle in bed, letting her lay with you in bed or plugging her with a paci during public spouts. 
It is OK that you call to check in on her every half hour when you leave her with a babysitter. 

You’re a great mom. Cheers to you!

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