I'm almost positive there are more than a few new moms who would see red when someone suggested their new life was "easy." However, while motherhood is hard no matter what phase of life you're in, there are more than a few reasons why the first month of motherhood is actually the easiest. No, really. I'm serious. I mean, yes your sore vagina and/or oozing c-section wound might disagree, but maybe finding the easy parts will make you feel better? Maybe? I mean, it can't hurt, right?
I'm an adoptive mom, so my first month of motherhood was certainly easier than what moms who give birth have to experience. I wasn't healing my own body or figuring out breastfeeding or dealing with hormones. However, despite the fact that I didn't have to endure pregnancy or childbirth, I still think there's a case to be made that the first month of motherhood being the easiest. First and foremost, during the first month of motherhood expectations of what you accomplish should be really low. You should be expected to keep that baby alive and little else. Feed, sleep, heal your body, and cuddle your little one are the top priorities and should eclipse all others (if possible, although that isn't always the case).
If you're in the thick of the first month of mom life, here are just a few ways to focus on the little things that make it easier than you think: