Motherhood: Unexpected Things You Discover

This morning I found myself really amused while reading this post, “10 Things That Shocked Me About Motherhood.” The amusement was mainly because I could totally relate to what this mom had to say. Motherhood is a shocker, no doubt about that, and the shocking discoveries just never stop although the first month is the most eye-opening time.

I would say that the most shocking realization I have had with motherhood was how isolating and lonely it can be. Of course I was also shocked with the non-stop crying and the extent of sleep deprivation, but nothing can compare to how much the loneliness and the isolation caught me off guard. I felt so out of touch with the entire world. As much as I love my baby the isolation was overwhelming, to a point where I felt like I was suffocating. I was never prepared to feel such a heavy emotion during such a wonderful time. Good thing with prayers and the help of my husband, my mother and my friends, I was able to overcome that stage in my life.

How about you? What is your most shocking realization as a mother?