Becoming a mom for the first time is exciting and scary all at the same time. Pregnancy can feel like a long journey that culminates in the ultimate joy: motherhood.
When I first became a mom, some days felt like a breeze while others were just plain hard. I was a graceful mother at times and a mess at others. To help me balance the good and bad days, I started reading quotes about becoming a mother for the first time. I’ve compiled my favorite of these mom quotes below. I hope they inspire and help you, too!
I absolutely love this quote! A mother’s love is forever, regardless of the kiddo’s age, and they live in your heart no matter where they are.
This quote by Suzanne Finnamore so perfectly describes what becoming a mother for the first time really feels like. From the feeling of your baby growing inside of you to the moment your child is born, it really is nothing short of magic (and magical).
And, somehow, falling in love more deeply than ever before.
It’s no secret that having a baby is hard work! Motherhood has taught me so much about life, my partner, and myself and the need for patience is definitely in my top 10 most important lessons. Remember to be patient with your baby, your partner, your loved ones, and yourself. Patience pays off!
It’s true. It’s deciding to love someone so much that you experience every one of their good and bad days as if they were your own. It really is like having your heart go walking around outside your body.
A good reminder for the days where you’re feeling overwhelmed by motherhood– it is definitely hard work!
Quote #7 This Is Probably My Favorite
This quote reminds me that it all balances out toward something wonderful. The long nights with no sleep and the applesauce splattered pants are worth it for the happy home, incredible love, and excitement for the future that having a baby brought me.
Nothing really prepared me for what it would be like to look in my baby’s eyes and see my own eyes looking back at me. There is so much of me in my childhood. He has my smile, my nose, the tiny birthmark behind my left knee. It is absolutely extraordinary.
Becoming a mother for the first time filled my heart with a new, powerful, incredible love.
Tell me about it! The changes to my body during pregnancy were hard, especially when I got too big to comfortably tie my shoes or get out of bed. But it is so so worth it!
Quote #11 Also A Favorite Of Mine
This quote makes me laugh every time! It’s a good reminder that we all think we have the only perfect child out there (and that we’re definitely wrong!).
I remember that feeling well — the whole world revolved around my crush. I felt every good thing and the bad thing they did so intensely. Take that feeling and let it take over your entire body forever — and that is a perfect description of motherhood!
That’s right, ladies! We are strong and powerful. We have the strength to grow, birth, and raise an entirely new person.
This quote by Amy Tan just makes me feel so powerful and proud.
We’ve definitely all felt like we don’t know the language, both during and after pregnancy. The good thing is that after your baby spends a few months in your arms, you’re practically an expert in their language!
Being pregnant for the first time was such an incredible experience for me. Just knowing that every day brought new growth or a new development– fingernails, a nervous system, tiny toes. I felt like I finally understood life.
I love this quote by George Bernard Shaw. A child breathes life back into the fire and makes life that much more exciting. Especially with babies, we may find ourselves experiencing life in a whole new way.
Quote #18 I Know I’ve Said This Before
There are so many scary unknowns throughout pregnancy and motherhood. The best thing you can do is be optimistic and do the best possible job for your child.
Being a mom is a round-the-clock job. It’s hard work, sometimes painful work, with no days off, no sick days, and no vacation days. Being a mom is a big responsibility and also a superpower. We devote our lives to our children, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
It’s like uncovering a superpower you never realized you had.
A mother’s love is truly incredible.
I wrestled with this question a lot before deciding to become a mother for the first time. What if I do something wrong and mess everything up? What if I just don’t know what I’m doing? What if I fail? There’s a lot of pressure to be the perfect mother.
The truth is, there is no such thing. I’m going to do something wrong sometimes and there are many moments where I feel like I don’t know what I’m doing. But I keep trying and I keep learning. What if I fly?
I grew so much during my pregnancy and I don’t just mean physically! Take the time to truly enjoy this joyful occassion, and to listen to your body and yourself.
I love this quote because it reminds me that I did something bold and brave, that my body and spirit are capable of great things. Excellent inspiration for both good days and bad!
Despite the poopy diapers and sleepless nights, being a mother is so much fun!
Quote #26 This One Here Really Makes Me Feel Like A Mom
I loved nothing more than feeling my baby kick or move around. It was like a tiny high-five of encouragement. Like my baby saying “way to go, mom!”
You’re creating life! Does it get any sweeter?
This is a great reminder of what we’re all working towards as mothers– raising good, kind humans who will go out into the world and spread the greatness. It’s a big and important job.
During childbirth, despite all the doctors, nurses, and loved ones in the room, it really is all about you, your body, and your child. It’s an incredible experience.
This quote speaks to me loud and clear! Regardless of what happens next, life has forever changed.
When you first give birth, emotions are riding high. Your body just did something powerful and, let’s face it, painful. But seeing that baby for the first time is nothing short of incredible.
Of course, I had to include Oprah! But seriously, being a mother is being a teacher. And it’s not just about teaching your child to dress themselves or count to ten. It’s about teaching them about right and wrong, good and bad. Teaching them to be good, stand up for others, and being kind to all living things.
While it was once all about me, that all changed when I became a mom. And I couldn’t be happier.
In fact, a mother labors for the rest of her life for her child. It’s not an easy task, but it’s an important one.
Quote #35 Yes This Is True
Every day, I see more of my mom in me. And every day, I see more of myself in my child. Never underestimate how powerful your influence is to your child!
Nothing else in my life has even come to close!
This quote by Ani DiFranco is a great reminder of how tremendously powerful you are during childbirth. You find the strength you didn’t know you had.
And the most rewarding thing.
This quote easily encompasses motherhood. I may always be tired, but I’m the happiest I’ve ever been.
A good reminder to be kind to yourself. You won’t be the perfect mother– you simply can’t be. But you can still be a good one!
Talk about confronting your fears. Birth turned every “I can’t” into an “I can and will”.
Quote #42 Always Trust Your Instinct
All the blogs, parenting books, and advice in the world can’t prepare you for every parenting situation that’s going to come your way. Sometimes it’s about trusting your instincts.
Good advice and a good laugh– that’s all I ever want in a mom quote! You can have the most concrete birth plan out there but childbirth is mysterious and wonderful and just doesn’t always stick to the plan.
Say goodbye to sleep, especially with a newborn in the house! Some advice for new moms: sleep when the baby sleeps. I know it’s cliche, but trust me on this one!
Life forever changes when you first become a mom. That child has your heart and you have theirs for the rest of your lives.
It is definitely number one above all else, especially when I see my child learn something new or do something kind. My heart swells with pride in ways I hadn’t experienced before becoming a mom.
There are VERY hard days in motherhood. Sleepless nights, colds and stomach bugs, diaper accidents. But when they’re asleep so peacefully in their cribs or in your arms, all of the hard things just melt away.
It is a strength that is unlike any other.
Becoming a mother is an incredible gift and is filled with new and exciting possibilities.
Pregnancy is hard. Your body goes through so many changes, some pleasant, some not. And it results in something you’ve been anxiously awaiting for nine months– the birth of your baby.
Everyone tells you that time goes by so fast when your baby is born, and it’s true. Take the time to enjoy and cherish pregnancy. It is truly a miracle.
Quote #52 Thank You Benjamin Franklin
You are at your most beautiful when you’re pregnant, even when you don’t feel like it. Enjoy the pregnancy glow– it’s real!
Hey, you’re carrying a life. What better excuse to eat whenever you want!
This quote makes me feel powerful, centered, and so in tune with myself. It’s a great reminder that we are powerful on our own, and especially powerful when we work together and support each other as women and as moms.
I know I’ve said it before but it’s worth repeating: motherhood is hard. Take every challenge as an opportunity to learn, to grow, and to do better next time. Forgive yourself and move forward. Allow yourself to become the best mother you can be.
Becoming a mother for the first time comes with many sacrifices, from our bodies to our careers. Choosing to concentrate not on ourselves but on making sure our babies grow healthy, stay safe, and are happy is worth the sacrifice.
You just gave birth to a baby! Your body brought life into this world! That is something worth celebrating.
Wear them like a badge of honor! Being pregnant is a festive ocassion and one that we are lucky to get to experience.
“Rewarding” doesn’t quite begin to cover it, but it’s as close as we can get. Carrying a baby is an indescribable feeling and it culminates in a sweet, wiggly, and adorable new little life!
I saved my favorite quote for last. There is one person in this world that will always love you unconditionally: your child.