From the moment we find out that there is a little life growing inside us, we start to change the way we think and do every day things. Am I eating enough veggies that have folic? Did I drink too much caffeine? There are a million questions constantly running through our minds all the time. Later on, it’s breastfeed or bottle feed? Is she hungry or need changed? Is he hitting milestones on time? Did we give her money for lunch? Does he have enough gas in the car to get to school this? We worry about every little thing and how it affects our children and rightfully so.
Here’s the one reminder that we need constantly…
Momma, you ARE enough. You ARE doing the best you know how. You love your little ones and they are not going to remember later in life that they had chicken nuggets for lunch and dinner five days in a row. What they are going to remember is the books before bedtime when you had the time.
For me, personally, I question if there were any signs that could have told me about Scarlett’s congenital defect an earlier than before she was born. Logically, I know that there was no way for us to know. However, there’s still a part of me that wonders what I did to cause this. Again, for her specific defects there is no known cause in the majority of cases. However, there’s still a part of me that wonders what I did to cause this. Again, for her specific defects there is no known cause in the majority of cases. All I can do is the best I can for her and make the best decisions I can based on the information I am given by her doctors.
So, Momma’s, YOU ARE ENOUGH! Hug those babies tight. Make the best decisions you can based on the information you have. Spend as much time as you can with your littles. When you spend more time at work than at home, don’t fret… they will remember the game nights, movie nights, mommy and me dates. Then when they are parents, they will, hopefully, understand that you were doing everything you could to provide for them.