“One of the greatest gifts that motherhood has given me is the gift of seeing grace in others.”
I’ll be honest...this episode is real, raw, and a bit emotional to record. Our journey to having Coco was a rocky one. It was a 3 year process that included 2 failed pregnancies before we were blessed with our daughter, Coco.
Throughout those 3 years and all of the stress, loss, and trying times, I threw myself into work because it was the only thing that really took my mind off the yearning of wanting a child and trying to deal with all the emotions I was feeling.
After finding out I was pregnant with Coco and learning that she’d be ok, there was this huge optimistic feeling that washed over me that everything would be ok, no matter what the situation was. I developed this attitude of gratitude that no matter what happened, I would be grateful for it, as I didn’t know if we would get this opportunity.
When Coco came into the world, everything I identified with changed. This identity I had as a business owner shifted as I was now a mom to a child that needed me all the time.
I remember feeling this wave of euphoria for the first few weeks of her life followed by a wave of anxiety of what I was going to do next and how I was going to balance it all. I had a really hard time admitting I was struggling, since this is what I had prayed for for so long.
I learned that when you put all your eggs in the work basket for a long period of time, you become attached to that identity and it’s hard to give up when you have a new identity as mom.
Over the past year, I’ve had to learn how to find the yin and yang and still do what fills my cup. I’ve learned a lot as a mommapreneur, especially these 5 main lessons.
Get a night doula for the first few months.
Have a maternity plan.
Give yourself some grace.
Get the help you crave so you can still be who you are.
Schedule out your ideal week.
When you become a mom, you’re going to love everything about it, even though you’ll be learning, changing, and growing along the way. Don’t forget though to make space for yourself, as that will help you live up to your fullest potential.
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