Damn Good Mom
Getting pregnant with my daughter, my only child, was one of the most humbling experiences in my life and not for the reasons you may be thinking. Knowing that you are solely responsible for another being and what you eat, drink and how you take care of your body will effect this child can be humbling in itself but my most humbling experience was taking in advice from everyone and their mother, literally.
With pregnancy came a lot of doubt in myself and the outside noise sometimes made it feel impossible that I could do motherhood. Over time, and I mean months after my daughter was born, was I able to build confidence in myself. I no longer felt I needed validation from anyone else to say "good job". I knew that I was doing a damn good job regardless of the mistakes I made along the way. Realizing that mistakes were part of the role and focusing more so on the process of motherhood was a crucial part of enjoying the journey.
Motherhood can be a thankless job and there's nothing wrong with cheering yourself on and recognizing that you are holding it all together. Through the sleepless nights and thankless days, you are doing a damn good job and I hope that you don't forget that.
One time for all the damn good moms!