No orientation, no training, no instruction manuals either. All you have is a gut feeling that you hope to god is right. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. All you can do is wait and pray. And more importantly, do not take yourself or your child too seriously. Especially yourself. Believe me, that is the only thing that will keep you sane in this crazy job called ‘Motherhood’.
And the day the child is born is also the day the mother is born. So just like the child, moms have them too- teething troubles, growing pains, first steps… and I doubt if any mother actually starts feeling ‘motherly’ right away. It takes a while for the bonding to happen. So when does that realisation actually kick in?