It's safe to say we knew very little going into this. We google something everyday and guess our way through something at least twice a day. So far Ollie is happy, fed, in a dry diaper and the light if our lives!
I was so scared of motherhood and really still am a little, but after just one week I feel confident I can do this. Plus, my son is so awesome I love being his mother! I don't really love not sleeping well, nor do I love the constant pee and mustard filled diapers, but this too shall pass.
I have found that I need to focus on the good things to get through the bad. Things like rocking my sweet son after feeding, or staring at his angelic face or even my awesome hot shower or cuddling with my husband. I have to stay focused on normalcy, that's why I always carve out time to write, it's my "me time." If I don't try to stay positive and focused on the good, I find myself slipping into a weepy dark sadness that seems to take a strong hold. I'm terrified of postpartum depression and can see how easy it is for the hopelessness take hold.
Motherhood for me so far is... provide everything my son needs, love him with all of my heart, take it one day at a time, remember one bad feeding or even bad day is not how it is always going to be, enjoy and stay focused on the simple pleasures of the day, and of course constantly pray for patience. ;)