On this week’s New Mum Stories we have the lovely Jordanne from The Life of a Glasgow Girl. Her first few weeks were hard as a new mum but now 2 and a half years later she cherish’s them more than ever.
Over to you Jordanne.
Hi, My names Jordanne and I blog over at Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk
Laying in bed watching my little guy sleep I thought to myself, How did I get so lucky? How on earth is my little man so perfect and I get to be his mum? Life is just, perfect.
Fast forward 10 minutes and I’m about to rip my hair out. I’m about to scream my head off into the pillow and run away to a beach a.s.a.p My perfect little guy is spewing…. Like, Projectile vomiting all over me, all over the bed and all over the floor. He is screaming which in turn upsetting me because I can’t move fast at all, My Gran isn’t home and my other half is at work. I feel helpless, I feel like I can’t help my child and it’s so unnerving. Sitting in a pool of sick, with my child in my arms and an excruciating pain shooting through my c-section wound I can’t help but think, This IS motherhood.
Looking back at it I can laugh, I can see the light side of everything and if I’m honest I would go back to all that in a heartbeat, even if it was a terrible, TERRIBLE time. You see, I was put on bed rest for 2/3 weeks as my epidural wore off in my left side and this meant I had to get it topped up 5 times, I could hardly walk at all because of how numb I felt plus I had just had a c-section. I felt like I was the only one who had ever went through any of this (HA! Silly little me)
Within the first few weeks I was covered in sick, pee, poo and many other bodily fluids I didn’t know existed. My c-section stitches burst, I got an infection, I was in pain from moving and I cried alllll the time, ALL THE TIME. My little guy got sick, he wouldn’t keep milk down and he just would not breastfeed, no matter how much I tried. It was honestly so hard, I was feeling lonely and life got to me on more occasions than one. But you know something? I don’t care, I bonded with my child, I developed a love so fierce and I am more proud of myself than ever for managing to do everything that I did.
Now that my little guy is 2 and a half, I look back at these moments and miss them more than ever because now we are in the phase of “NO MUM” “GO AWAY MUM” “STOP” and running away from me when ever we are out.
Cherish the first few weeks, They will soon mean the world to you.
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