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26 Beautiful Quotes for a New Mommy: Shhh… A Mother Is Born

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There is something magical about motherhood; you immerse in a whole new world of feelings — happiness, love, devotion. All of a sudden, you have to take care of a totally vulnerable little human being, who is to become a well-rounded adult. All that can be quite overwhelming, which is why I sometimes find myself googling quotes for a new mommy.

Inspired by everything I have read, I decided to create a list of the quotes that have given me reassurance when I have needed it most; enjoy!

Top 26 Quotes for a New Mommy

Touching Quotes for a New Mommy

1. “The choice to become a mother is the choice to become one of the greatest spiritual teachers there is.” — Oprah Winfrey

2. “A child is the most beautiful gift this world has to give.”

3. “Having a child fall asleep in your arms is one of the sweetest and most peaceful feelings in the world.”

4. “Just as there is no warning for childbirth, there is no preparation for the sight of a first child. There should be a song for women to sing at this moment, or a prayer to recite. But perhaps there is none because there are no words strong enough to name that moment.” — Anita Diamant

5. “A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.”

6. “The most magical day of my life was the day I became a mother.”

7. “Being a mom has made me so tired. And so happy.” — Tina Fey

8. “There are many things in life that I have taken for granted, but the opportunity and ability to be a mama will never be one of them.”

9. “I love being a mother. It’s the greatest gift I have ever been given.”

10. “From the moment I became a mother, my purpose has been to love and protect my children with everything I have.”

11. “Nothing in life will ever make you as happy, as sad, as exhausted, or as incredibly proud as motherhood.”

Encouraging Quotes for a New Mommy

12. “To the mama who hasn’t felt like herself lately, I know how difficult it is when you catch yourself not being you. Be patient; your sparkle will return again, and you will shine again.”

13. “Mama, trust yourself. You know more than you think.”

14. “I see you there mama, trying your best. I see you showing up each day, even though you feel exhausted. I see you making tough choices for your family even when you’re not sure if they are right. I see you working tirelessly, even when it seems never-ending. I see you doing an amazing job, even though you doubt yourself. I see you mama, and you are more than enough.”

15. “Being a mama can be tough, but always remember in the eyes of your child, no one does it better than you.”

16. “It’s OK to have strengths and weaknesses as a mama. Some mamas play games, others listen well, some cook with love, and others are great encouragers. We don’t have to be everything, every day to our kids. We just need to show up and love them hard.”

17. “It is impossible to be a perfect mother, but there are a million ways to be a good one.”

18. “That first pregnancy is a long sea journey to a country where you don’t know the language, where land is in sight for such a long time that after a while it’s just the horizon — and then one day birds wheel over that dark shape and it’s suddenly close, and all you can do is hope like hell that you’ve had the right shots.” — Emily Perkins

Quotes About Motherhood That Will Make You Feel Better About Yourself

19. “There’s no way to be a perfect mother and a million ways to be a good one.” — Jill Churchill

20. “You blink and they are toddlers. Then teens. And then they are parents, resembling what you once were. So soak it all up. Hold them in your arms as they fall asleep. Read that book they requested for the tenth time. Snuggle in tight when all they want to do is hug you — feel that small body against your own. Embrace the exhaustion. The hard days. The overwhelming. Because although at times you might go a little crazy, motherhood is an incredible journey filled with immeasurable love and happiness.”

21. “Motherhood is amazing. And then it is really hard. And then it is incredible. And then it is everything in between. So, hold onto the good, breathe through the bad, and welcome the wildest and most wonderful ride of your life.”

Quotes for a New Mommy That Will Make You Laugh

22. “Sleep is like the unicorn — it is rumored to exist, but I doubt I will see any.”

23. “The best thing about being a new mom is the lower tolerance from not drinking for nine months.”

24. “That moment when your 2-week-old baby is sleeping and you wonder if it’s possible to take a nap in the shower while you eat lunch…”

25. “‘I will drink you under the table!’…I whisper to my coffee as we hide from the children.”

26. “Sitting alone in the bathroom with the door locked and eating Nutella. How is your day going?”

To Conclude

Being a mom involves a ton of character, caffeine, and strength. However, once you see your child all grown up, becoming independent, incorporating what they learned from you in their own life, you will know it was all worth it.

And in the meantime, don’t forget to relax (at least for five minutes a day…), and come back to this list of my favorite quotes for a new mommy anytime you need a little reminder about why motherhood is so special.