Your Baby & Toddler - - Inbox - TANIELLE HOWLETT

The 8th of Jan­uary 2017 marked the first birth­day of my baby girl. It was this day one year ago that the most emo­tional, chal­leng­ing and re­ward­ing year of my life started. Be­ing in the de­liv­ery room with my mom by my side, hav­ing to go through the pain of child­birth with no pain meds, and then hav­ing no idea what to do when my baby cried was rough. Yep, you guessed it, I was a sin­gle mom who had no clue what was in store for me. Sleep­less nights and tear­ful days were all I knew in the be­gin­ning. Post­na­tal de­pres­sion got the bet­ter of me and each day felt like the end of the world. But here I am one year later and all I can say was I MADE IT! Be­ing a sin­gle mom is all too com­mon these days and it may feel like you will never make it through the day, but when I look at my lit­tle girl all I can say is it was all worth it!

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