Is Motherhood Really Challenging?

I was very excited when I saw 2 pink lines on the home pregnancy kit I had. On the day I found out that I was pregnant, we were supposed to attend a family function. I didn’t get my periods and after taking the test I was sure that I was pregnant. My husband and I were very happy with this news. Later, we told about it to our family.The whole nine months of my pregnancy were absolutely beautiful. The journey of pregnancy is really a journey of happiness, pampering, food cravings, scans, medicines, and doctor visits. One good thing was that my husband was with me all the time, caring for me. I was curious to find out if it was a girl or a boy. The days passed, and the and the basic rituals like the baby shower were performed.The day came when my water broke, and I was taken to the hospital. I experienced severe pain during labour. Then I experienced pain due to C-section delivery.Finally, I saw my little angel with shining eyes and pink lips. Her eyes were wide open and I think she was looking at us. It was a heavenly feeling, especially when I realised that I had the power to bring a new life into this world. The next challenging task was breastfeeding. After a long practise with nipple shields and breast pumps, my little one got used to drinking milk.My image in the mirror was completely different from what I looked before pregnancy. As a new mother, whatever task I start has no full-stop. If I doing something, and my baby needs me, I leave that thing in the middle and attend my baby. My conversations with my hubby and friends have decreased from hours to minutes. My priorities have changed, and every day, I am coming across new challenges. But one thing is for sure that kids bring out the best in parents. Kids also bring discipline in the lives of parents.Even though I get a few hours of sleep at night, I am happy when I look at my little one’s face in the morning. I am so thankful that diapers exist because when I put a diaper on my baby, she sleeps comfortably.Now I understand how my mother must have taken care of me. The mother in me says, “Yes, motherhood is really challenging”. I have realised that it is hard to be a mother but at the same time, it is an enriching experience.

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