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.
Hello and welcome to week 3 of New Mum Stories. I am so glad I thought up this little series while I was having a shower one morning. I’m loving reading all these fantastic little stories that are sent to me.
This week I’m featuring Hayley from The Little Things In Life. Who gives us advice on following your instinct with your own baby. Deciding what’s best for you.
Over to you Hayley.
I’m Hayley and I blog over at www.hayleyslittlethings.com
and write all about things lifestyle, primarily parenting. I have two children; Daisy 2 years old and Alex 2 months!
As a first time mum (and dad!) you are thrown so much advice to supposedly help you through parenthood, more than likely throughout your whole child’s life but a whole bucket load when they are tiny. Advice like don’t let your baby go longer than 3 hours before feeding, don’t give them a dummy, you must do baby lead weaning, baby to sleep in your room until at least 6 month, no co sleeping, the list goes on.
We are weaning! So when the lovely people from Heavenly Organic Superfoods asked if I wanted to try out their range of baby foods, I said yes! It has come at just the right time. We have hit 6 Months. That magical age where babies want more than milk.
Baby girl has started off on purees. I’m sorry but baby-led weaning is not for us. I can’t think of anything worse than giving a 6 month old a stick of cooked carrot or a broccoli floret and say here you go. The fear of choking is too high for me.
Anyway heavenly organic have a great range of fruit pouches and wafer wisps on the market.
Heavenly organic superfoods are a range of guilt-free baby weaning meals and they have now moved into snacks as well. They were invented by Shauna Blair who was frustrated about the limited choice of baby food in Northern Ireland for children.
Heavenly Organic Wafer Wisps
Don’t you just love the name ‘wafer wisps’?
Baby girl loves these! She adores anything banana flavored at the moment so we tried the pumpkin and banana wafer wisps first. I love the subtle banana smell. They also taste really nice and not overly sweet. I love to have a quick taste of her food before she tries it!
To begin with I want to say I have nothing against people who bottle feed with formula. I want to set that straight. I’m not here to upset anyone, but I’m voicing my own opinions.
So a couple of weeks back I made the decision to try to start baby girl on some formula. For when I go back to work in under 2 months. She then can have milk during the day when I’m not there. I have never been able to pump any extra of my own milk off. I seem to produce just enough.
My plan is still to breastfeed her mornings and evenings. So she’s still getting all the goodness from my milk.
Anyway so I read up exactly how to make the milk from on the box. The powder doesn’t smell too bad. I have a habit of smelling food before I eat it. Although technically I’m not having the milk.
When the bottle is made up and cooled to the correct temperature I try to give it to baby girl. She has a few sucks. Mostly chews the teat. I’m sure she thinks it’s a game because when she’s finished playing around with the teat. Her little hands start grabbing at my vest top and trying to rip my bra open to get to her boobie milk.