So, perhaps you've heard that having a baby is hard work? I mean, if you are currently reading this with a newborn sleeping an arms length (or less) away, and the words are blurring at this very second, you're not alone. In fact, if you are currently reading this with even a hint of comprehension as that newborn sleeps, you're doing really well and you deserve copious amounts of praise and support. Honestly, motherhood is difficult and there are so many new mom moments that prove you're a grown-ass woman, capable of handling grown-ass things like, for instance, not remember if it's Tuesday or Friday because you're that exhausted (and, yes, that has definitely happened to me on more than one occasion). The good news? You will make it. You will come out on the other side and, honestly, you'll be stronger for it.
Having a newborn is a challenging and fulfilling and confusing and grueling time that's so exponentially full of love and frustration and snuggles that threaten to burst your heart on a, well, daily basis. And when it all comes to an end and you emerge victorious with your very own infant (which, I recently learned, is the stage after newborn), you can look back and, like Jamie Lee Curtis as the immortal Helen Tasker in 1994’s impenetrable classic action film True Lies (also starring Arnold Schwarzenegger), you can say, with gusto, “I did that, that was me, I was reckless and I was wild, and I f*cking did it.”
So, with that in mind, here are some new mom moments that are sure to solidify your status as a grown-ass woman.