Thank you all for your sweet encouragement about the hard first days of motherhood.
It truly does help to know you're not alone or the only one who thinks it's hard. I realize that this hard stage is sort of the rite of passage into motherhood. Everyone has to go through it, and it's a lot of learning and adjusting, and some fare these hard days better than others, but the end result is great, I hear. And I look forward to those easier days and that first smile that you all promise will rock my world.
After reading my post, my sweet friend Vanessa (a fabulous mother of 4), shared this article with me and I found it encouraging. It is written by a mother of 9 children and speaks as to why being a first-time mom is so hard.