Trusting Your Choices
From the very first moment since I held my beautiful child in my arms, I began to question myself on whether I would be a great parent and raise this amazing blessing. And then of course the hospital sent me home and I was overwhelmed with excitement but also fear of whether I can actually do this. What do I know about parenting...I've never done this before.
Reading about how to raise a child and care for our babies is not the same thing as actually raising a child. Of course while you are doubting yourself, you also have other parents critiquing your knowledge and sharing what they did when they had a baby or when their child was young.
Listen to the advice from others, read everything that makes you comfortable but the most important thing is to trust yourself and believe in yourself that you are doing what is right for your child.
When you make a mistake, just remember to learn and grow from that mistake. It does not make you a bad parent because it is something in which we all will do as parents. There is no right choice for all children, they are all unique and one right thing may not be right for another.
Love them with your whole heart and just try to be the best you can be. That is all that is asked of you.