There is nothing more selfless than a mother’s love. Or more pure. Motherhood is a loving, nurturing journey that makes you protective and strong even when you are at your most vulnerable.
Here are some of the joys and life-changing moments that you are bound to experience as a first-time mom:
Your li’l ones will make you chuckle and giggle with their gurgles and belly laughs all day long. And when they grow up they will continue to do so with their silly jokes and innocent remarks. Being a first-time mom is like having your own little homegrown comedian around you 24×7.
You are your baby’s first BFF
Having a baby ensures that you are never alone. They will never let you feel lonely or get bored. They make you a better person, teach you to become more selfless and caring, help you use every minute in every hour in every day better and ensure you become the best version of yourself. After all, you are their nurturer, their superhero, their role model and their best friend all rolled into one.
Even tiny moments aren’t so tiny
Little pleasures in life that were previously overlooked become priceless moments with your children. They make you appreciate the little things in life, like going to the park, dancing to a happy song, discovering new things with wonder and expressing yourself without getting embarassed. Babies teach you to be grateful for all that you have.
You start loving your own parents more
That may sound like a glossy Bollywood movie but it’s true: babies invariably bring families closer. When you become a parent, you suddenly start looking at your parents with different eyes. Having your own children makes you realise how much your parents sacrificed for you. You feel more thankful for having them around and old grievances vanish in the blink of an eye.
You look at everything from your baby’s perspective
Motherhood changes your world-view. Once you have a baby, table edges and plug points appear more dangerous than missiles. You set about baby-proofing everything. And you start looking hard for soft toys. Because there’s no sound that makes you happier than your baby’s nonstop laughter as you make the toys dance around her, while protecting her little head with your hand.
A flurry of firsts
The first smile, the first laugh, the first roll, the first crawl, the first unsteady step, the first shaky run, there will be a baby milestone that will make you smile every other day. So enjoy motherhood because there’s nothing quite like it. PS. We would also love to hear some of your favourite moments as a first time mom! Do share them with us in the comments.