Dear Baby Girl
It’s 2am and I can barely keep my eyes open. Tonight you have slept 5 hours before waking yourself up by rolling on your side then over onto your belly. You drink your breastmilk like its the last milk left in the whole world. Your eyes drifting off to sleep as you enter your dream feed time.
The bedroom is nearly steeped in darkness but I can still make out your beautiful angelic face. You lie your sweaty little head in my arms. It’s your safe place. The place where you are the most relaxed. You snuggle into my breast with your little chubby cheeks and place your hand in mine.
For My Sunday Photo I have chosen a photo of baby girl who turned 7 months this week. I cannot comprehend where those 7 months have gone. She is growing day by day and changing all the time. It seems every time I have turned my back she has done something different. Only this week she has learnt to sit herself back up from lying on her tummy.
Oh and is virtually on the edge of crawling. She gets herself up feet ready to go on all fours, but her arms let her down! She can’t seem to be able to crawl forwards. Backwards is fine though!
I have been meaning to write this post on tips for leaving the house with a newborn for a while.
Baby girl is 6 months old and leaving the house has got much slicker. We have our own routine now and she knows to wait and be patient while I pop to the loo!
Right at the very beginning, well 6 weeks after baby girl was born ( I had a c-section so wasn’t allowed to drive for 6 weeks) it used to take us 2 hours to get out of the house. I would throw my clothes onand have a quick spray of deodorant.
Yes sometimes there wasn’t time to have a shower!
Then there was the preparation of getting baby girl ready. I call it preparation because I used to prepare my self for any unexpected event that would put us behind.
Hello, and welcome back to the next installment of New Mum Stories. This week’s story is from Emma at me and b make tea.
Emma’s story has made me laugh, but I can understand how you felt at the time and it’s not a laughing matter when you are a new mum! I agree – now I don’t give too hoots what people think!
Over to you Emma
No one can prepare you for parenthood. I know it is a complete cliché and to be honest I was sick of people telling me this when I was pregnant. But it is true! It really is haha. Becoming a mum was the single biggest shock to my system. Gone was my independence, gone was a good night’s sleep and gone were those lazy pub lunches on a Sunday afternoon. Well, they aren’t gone gone, they are just different. And not always different in a good way different if you know what I mean. Here I share one of my most memorable new mum moments – it makes me laugh when I look back on that day 🙂
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.
On Friday we went to our last Baby Sensory class of the Summer term. Baby girl has loved going to her classes since the start of June. I feel they have benefited her greatly. This last class had the theme of Baby Frog. It was so much fun as you can see from My Sunday Photo below.
The light show that was put on was amazing. Our class leader Mel does such a wonderful job setting everything up. She really deserves a medal for all her hard work and dedication to all the babies.