Your baby’s milestones are important, but why not feel proud of your achievements too?

After struggling for 9 months (with more to come), you deserve to feel special too. So whip out your journal and note these momentous milestones down. Or better yet, reward yourself whenever you achieve some milestones. Because it’s not everyday that you get to experience these special memories that will make you cry or laugh out of happiness or exasperation.

1. First trip outside with your baby

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It might just be a short trip around the block, but it sure feels like a huge moment for you and your baby. After making sure that your baby is bundled safe and sound in their stroller, you take the first step out. It doesn’t matter if it’s a walk that’ll take 5 minute or 1 hour (we doubt it), it’s the action that matters.

2. First time breastfeeding

What’s this unfamiliar sensation? What’s this pain that you’re experiencing? All these might feel unfamiliar, but you’ll soon get used to it.

3. First time you sleep through the night

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Who knew this was possible, right? But exhaustion can get to you, and before you know it, you’ll have slept through the night without any disruptions.

4. First baby sitter

Let another person take care of your baby? Sounds like a suggestion from hell. But you have to take the first step forward – whether it’s because you have errands to run or you just need some me-time.

5. First Mother’s Day

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All these years you’ve wondered how it feels like to be a mother, and now, you’re celebrating your first Mother’s Day.

6. First sex

Maybe you’ve been craving for it, maybe you’re just not in the mood to do it. Whatever it is, having sex for the first time in a long time might not feel as rejuvenating, so pat yourself on your back for a job well done.

7. First time you realise you love your baby more than yourself

Now, you’ve achieved THE milestone of motherhood.

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