Everyone makes mistakes, right? I mean, everyone except Beyoncé, probably, but I'm sure even Bey has faltered a time or two. Still, the rest of us mere mortals are bound to have the occasional mishap, especially when we’re faced with completely new situations that may or may not involve lots of crying and poop and little-or-no sleep. In other words, like the situations that only a brand new baby can facilitate. The good news? All new moms make mistakes.
No mom is perfect. Hell, no person is perfect, and while stating something as obvious as "every human makes mistakes" seems a little redundant, it not unnecessary, it is always worth repeating because, well, mothers are pretty hard on themselves. As is society. As is other mothers. As is, well, everyone. So honestly, a friendly reminder that making mistakes is par for the course is more than valid.
So many of the new mom experiences are so universal that I’m all but completely convinced that there are similarities in the overall struggle. I mean, surely everyone else totally understands what it’s like to deal with sleep regressions, breastfeeding issues and/or teething troubles, right? And even now, as I look back and remember what it was like to have a newborn, that’s usually just the stuff that strikes before breakfast. So, if you’re reading this while one of those troubles feels a bit too real, know that you’re not alone. Here’s a few other issues and problems and mistakes you're bound to make because, hey (and remember) you're human: