17 Sweet πŸ˜‡ Things a New Mom 🍼 Can Look πŸ‘€ Forward to πŸ‘ΆπŸ» ...

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There are so many things a new mom can look forward to.

So you're pregnant for the first time, or maybe you've applied to adopt your first newborn baby.

You want to focus on being happy about it, but at least half the people who congratulate you follow it up with a sly smirk and maybe a wink, regaling you on all the difficult changes you have to anticipate nowβ€”sleepless nights, weight gain, dirty diapers, babysitters, bladder issues, painful breastfeeding or expensive formula.

It's not like you weren't already aware of these things.

Not only that, but thinking about all the ways that your newfound motherhood will kick you in the pants may be an unwelcome curb for your enthusiasm.

But don't fear because there are many things a new mom can look forward to.

Yes, of course parenthood is challenging.

No one chooses to become a parent because it's easy.

That doesn't mean it's not without its rewards.

While there's no harm in acknowledging the unglamorous aspects of caring for children (in fact, there's some benefit in that), it only tells half the storyβ€”perhaps even less than half.

To counteract the deluge of negatively tinted information that you already know anyway, treat yourself to a list of seventeen big and small things to which you can look forward to during your first year as a new mom.

1. Snuggles Everywhere

One of best things a new mom can look forward to is all the snuggling.

Nothing, and I mean nothing, beats cuddling with a tiny creature who so readily accepts your affection.

The feeling that courses through your body when you hold your baby against your chest, in your lap, or cradled in your armsβ€”it's an almost overwhelming concoction of protective instincts and ardent love.

Imagine feeding a tired baby, then gently pressing him against your shoulder to burp him, and the baby, full of unguarded trust and the need for reassurance, curls up against you, positioning his head right in the crook of your neck as he falls asleep.

You'll never want it to end.

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