What should I expect from my first year of motherhood?

Nancy, 7 months ago

I've been a besotted mother for little over two months and I'm still unsure how I should be feeling. I feel very overwhelmed at the minute, I'm constantly rushed off my feet and don't have much time for myself (at least it feels like that).

I know I should be happy but I wouldn't say I am for some reason and I'm finding it concerning. I'm not sure what I was expecting from my first year of motherhood but this defiantly wasn't it. The way I'm feeling right now is filling me with guilt, which is making the situation worse.

I acknowledge I'm new to motherhood and still learning the ropes but when will I start feeling like myself again? What should the first year of motherhood be like?