The newborn stage is, in many ways, the most terrifying for any new mother. It doesn't matter how prepared you think you are; the learning curve for new parents is steep and there are some parenting lessons you just can't learn until you're in the thick of parenthood. For many new moms, (who have active and healthy relationships with their parents or parent) consider their mother to be their life line, and end up sending the texts every new moms sends her mother when she has a newborn. If anyone can understand what it is like to be responsible for another tiny, very needy human life, it's your own mother because, well, you were that tiny, very needy human life once.
I still remember those early days, right after I had given birth and I was sore and exhausted and kind of confused and very vulnerable. After all, it's not like I had spent my pregnancy practicing putting diapers on a too-skinny, tiny baby with that scary-looking umbilical stump while sleep-deprived. So, as a result, I spent far too many moments wondering what my baby's cry meant and what she was trying to communicate and what she needed. In other words, there were a lot of texts headed my mom's way that involved me asking her how the hell she had managed to not only keep me alive, but do a damn good job of raising me in general. Especially without the comfort of Dr. Google, always there to assuage (or instigate) your concerns.
So, having said that and in the name of solidarity (because we're all in this together, right?) here are 11 text messages every woman sends her mom when she has a newborn: