10 Things Every Mom Thinks When She Brings Her Baby Home, But Doesn't Say Out Loud

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Congratulations! You've just given birth. You're physically exhausted and have ridden an emotional roller coaster, but you've also given life. Take a minute to let that soak in. However, before too long it'll be time to hit the road. As you prepare to load up that sweet babe (and their many accessories), your mind will be racing, and those thoughts may not necessarily be ones you want to say out loud. But rest assured, there are things every mom thinks when she brings baby home for the first time, so you're definitely not alone.

I went into labor with my daughter at 4 a.m. on a Saturday morning, and had her at 9:00 a.m. the next day. We were out of the hospital and on our way home by Monday afternoon. As a first-time mom, it was freaking terrifying. I like to say I have a Type A personality, so I did everything I could to get ready for my newborn. I read all the books, attended classes, prepped all the things; I even made myself a little breastfeeding basket. None of that, however, kept me from feeling utterly unprepared when it was time to take my newborn daughter home.

It's a scary thing, being responsible for a human life, especially one that needs your constant care and attention for survival. You're also afraid to voice your fears because, well, you're the mommy now. You're supposed to have all the answers and you're the one everyone turns to and you're the glue that holds this family together. Fear not, mama. In a few days, you'll hit your stride and knock this motherhood thing out of the park.