I’m nearly 7 months down the line now after having a baby. I do wish I knew some of these important tips on taking care of yourself at the start.
Once you’ve had your baby, all of your focus will of course be on them. However it’s important not to neglect your own health too. To stay energized, happy and productive you’ll need to take good care of yourself.
Here are some of the things to consider after you have just had a baby.
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Get Plenty of Rest
This might seem like an impossible task when you have a newborn baby. But ensuring you get enough rest is an essential part of healing, and being able to cope with this brand new situation. You could lean on your partner or friends and family at this time. Even if they can help with cooking and cleaning, it leaves you free to focus on recovery and looking after your baby. Having too much to do could easily leave you feeling overwhelmed, and so accept help from loved ones if they’re willing to give it. This will give you more time to rest in preparation for everything you have ahead of you.
The Summer holidays are all but over now. I don’t know why but I love September because it never seems that long until Christmas! My roundup and bucket list this month will be showcasing my favourite post from August, and my to-do list for September.
August has been about preparing baby girl for the dreaded return to work. I return at the start of October. It’s all be confirmed now as I have been in to have a chat with my manager. I worked out a little back to work plan for myself as well. To help ease us into the process. For 8 weeks I will be working only 3 days a week and taking the other 2 as holiday, which I have accumulated while being off. That will take me up to the start of December.
A few weeks back I was asked if I would like to review some products from Chambers & Co. I had a little browse over their website and discovered that they produce quite a few different products across their range.
I chose to review 3 products from the skin care range. They also have a leather and pet care range.
Chambers & Co the business started in 2015 by an ordinary family who discovered that their toddler had tolerances to a number of food groups and additives when he was small in 2005. This gave them an interest in everyday products like skin care and cleaning. So over the years in between they researched and learned that by using fresh, natural ingredients and by formulating they came up with the products they sell today.
Although baby girl is not old enough for her kids lunch just yet, I have been thinking up tips on a healthy kids lunch for my nephew who will be heading into year 1 in September to pass over to my sister. He is a picky eater and loves cheese!
With back to school is on the horizon Hartley’s set us on a challenge to come up with healthy tips and ideas for kid’s lunch boxes.
Hartley’s jelly pots are championing a campaign called Hartley’s Your Lunchbox. It’s all about helping parents create brilliant lunches and collecting an exclusive lunchbox through its collector scheme.
I’m a big kid at times and love to read young adult books. I found the front cover fascinating on What I Couldn’t Tell You by Faye Bird. It’s compelling, dark and mysterious. Totally right up my street!
So when I was asked to join the blog tour organised by Faye Rogers to read and review What I couldn’t tell you, I couldn’t say no.
When love turns to jealousy, when jealousy turns to rage, when rage turns to destruction…
Laura was head over heels in love with Joe. But now Laura lies in a coma and Joe has gone missing. Was he the one who attacked her?
Laura’s sister Tessie is selectively mute. She can’t talk but she can listen. And as people tell her their secrets, she thinks she’s getting close to understanding what happened on that fateful night.
This weeks New Mum Stories guest poster is Bridie from Bridie By The Sea. Bridie tells us about how becoming a mum has changed her.
Over to you Bridie
When my little girl was five weeks old, I was struck by a defining moment in my life as as Mum. It was almost as if something was tapping me on the shoulder, urging me to take notice. I had a chance cup of tea alone with my sister-in-law and she asked the best questions I had been asked since the birth.
What’s it like now not working? Do you miss living in London? Did you know what to do straight away?
As she asked me these questions, genuinely wanting to know, I realised how rare this was. And then it hit me. For 5 weeks everyone had been asking the same things: Have you recovered yet? How’s her sleep? Above all, I realised that these ponderings hadn’t even entered my mind. And as we had a chat about it, I sighed with relief that someone actually cared how I was feeling. Someone actually acknowledged me before telling me how beautiful my baby was.