first time mother
"Why on earth do people have more babies?!?"
I strongly believe that our pain, whichever it comes from, is on purpose. It helps us grow and give birth to a better version of ourselves. It is hard to be thankful for our pain but, if we shift perspective, we realize it always brings us a lesson in disguise.
As soon as they go to sleep, you sit with your iPhone looking at pictures of said baby, because you miss him or her already.
A first-time mother is especially vulnerable. She is younger, less experienced, and often feels isolated and less empowered amid her husband's family. Mobile messages delivered via voice or text are a simple way to inform, support, and educate her with accurate health information.
If you harbor animosity about the fact that you are doing all the work, you have to decide whose fault that it. If you jump the second your child needs something, then what kind of message are you sending your parenting partner?