The Newborn Bubble, Adjusting To New Life & Bonding
I absolutely love looking back to first weeks of Leo’s arrival when every single day is a blur of visitors, feeding, winding and feeling so in love, when you don’t even know what date, day or time it is… sound familiar mummas?!
Some people expect you have an instant bond where you know what they want all of the time and they only settle when they are in your arms, but getting to know you baby is like getting to know someone who can’t speak or communicate properly with you. You can’t use any other baby as a guide because they are all so unique so you need to learn every little thing your baby does to get to know them.
That bond pulls you though those 2 hourly feeds all day and all night when you’re an actual zombie surviving off no sleep and no food because I couldn’t and still can’t find the time to even eat because you’re so busy looking after someone else and once there finally napping you’re to scared to leave the room or put them down and disturb them! Which is why it is so so important to look after ourselves once in a while whether it’s a face mask, a night with the girls, alone time with your partner or even just a full shower where you get to scrub your hair. Fit it in because you will value it and feel so refreshed afterwards and be ready to mum again! And wow, you bloody deserve it! You deserve to think of yourself for just an hour or two. So don’t let yourself feel any guilt when you think you could have just an hour to chill or do you, it does not make you a bad mum or love your little babe any less!
You face new challenges, new milestones every day and your heart gets bigger and bigger every day and every day something you found so hard and impossible the before will all of a sudden become a breeze. So if you’ve got lost somehow or you’re struggling to cope you can! Keep at it because you can do it and your baby loves you!
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Written by Amy Louise Hignett for her blog, My Baby & Me.