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Meet Ella: Crazy New Mumma!

by Crazy New Mumma

Hey everyone! My name is Ella Roberts and I run an Instagram account called crazynewmumma

I’m a new mummy to my daughter Mya who is 17 months old. The reason I started my page is because Instagram has a tendency to be perfect all the time even when it comes to parenting (which we all know is NOT perfect) and I found I was comparing myself to other new mums who had a perfect looking life. So I wanted to speak about situations I’ve come across as a new parent even if its a “taboo” subject.
My aim is to keep my page as real as possible. Of course there are some cute photos of Mya along the way and of us as a family.

Here are my top 4 posts so you can get a feel of what my page is all about. 

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Stopping breastfeeding 🤱🏼 . . If you ever said to me one day I would put cabbage leaves in my bra I would have thought you had lost your mind. Well that day came last week to try and stop my milk 🙈 It been a weird journey stopping breastfeeding, I've had a blocked milk duct the last few days and to relieve this I had a hot bath and massaged the duct with a vibrator, yes you read that correctly a vibrator 😂 I didn't have an electric toothbrush and someone said this would be the next best thing 😂 and amazingly it worked! It's still there but no where near as painful and blocked as it was. I've hand expressed into a empty water bottle to relieve the pressure before heading out for the evening 🙈 The cabbage leaves were in for the first few nights but found it too uncomfortable to sleep with 🥬 Oh and let's just appreciate the fact my boobs look like spaniel ears 😂😭🐶 Its been 11 days since I last fed mya but I slowly weaned her for a few months before stopping so she's not been phased by the swap. So Overal the end of my breastfeeding journey has not been what i imagined but its definitely given me some laughs along the way 😂 . . Do you have any tricks or tips for ending breastfeeding?

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If I could go back in time… . . It feels like yesterday that you entered the world but at the same time its a distant memory. Isn't that a weird feeling! Everyone said to me when I was pregnant "enjoy every moment it goes by so fast" we'll they certainly wasn't wrong. I've said it before and I will say it again I wish I could go back and re do them first few weeks with my first born, I would cherish every moment. Looking back now, I felt anxious, emotional and scared them first few weeks, I know this is normal for a first time mum but I wish I could change it certain parts of it. If I could go back I would never put you down. I would smell you all the time. I would trust my own instincts. I would be selfish when it comes to situations like visitors. I would take even more videos and photos of you. I would do what I felt was right. I would take in every emotion. I would study your little fingers and toes. I would stroke your beautiful fresh soft skin. I would stare into your big blue eyes. I would do more skin to skin. I would take more breastfeeding photos as it will come to an end. I would document every little thing. But most importantly I would believe in myself as a new mother ❤️ . . If you are pregnant or have a newborn you cannot control your emotions it's natural to feel anxious over certain situations and having the baby blues. But I wish I had this little list when mya was a newborn as I could have read this and taken in as much as I could and put it to practice. Its not for everyone these points but these are the things I would change. . . Do you feel the same about your newborn days?

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The bad nights 😒😴 . . Wether your in the newborn stage you have a toddler or a young child, we all have bad nights. They may be often or they may be few and far between but they always feel hard. The nights can feel so long when it's not going to plan you honestly feel like your going insane. They may make you cry, feel anger or push you to the limit. They can make you wish for morning so that it's over. They can make you question why you wanted to be a parent in the first place. They can make you question Wether you are a good parent when you can't settle them. They can make you feel so alone like no one else in the world Is going through it. But you are not alone, so many more mums and dad's will be up the same time trying get their upset child back to sleep. You may feel like the night is never going to end but it will and tomorrow will be a new day. I had this night yesterday it was horrendous but this photo shows what today is like. We are both happy, we have recovered from the trauma of the night before and so far are having a good day ❤️ Be kind to yourself! You are not a bad parent you are you child's everything and tomorrow will always be a new day ❤️ . . Tag a mumma who needs to hear this today ❤️

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The baby blues 😢 . . . So this is still a very taboo subject for Mother’s. It’s spoken about at your antenatal classes but I feel when you speak to other mothers it’s very rare people admit they had a tough time when their baby was born. Don’t get me wrong some people may have not had any baby blues at all but I would say the majority of mothers do. I remember speaking to someone before I was pregnant about it and they said how they loved their baby as soon as he was born but then when I spoke to her after Mya was born she said it took a few days for the bond to arrive! This photo was taken 3 days after Mya was born. Behind that smile was a very anxious and depressed new mummy, my whole world had been turned upside down. I was anxious about wether or not she was feeding enough, if her jaundice was getting worse, if she was having enough wet nappies, if my flat was to hot for her, and worried that I would never feel that love that everyone spoke about😢. I was also recovering from a caesarean so I was in a lot of pain, just picking my baby up was a struggle and I felt so lost. Luckily I had my mum with me and Tom was off work so together they both helped me out, if I didn’t have them I think it would have lasted a lot longer. I found visitors really overwhelming but at the same time wanted to see people to get some normality back. I remember day 9 like it was yesterday from the moment I woke up I was so emotional and my mum said to me that I should go to the doctors, it was a Sunday so I waited for the next day to book and appointment, but from that moment it started to ease each day at a time. It wasn’t until about 16 days that I felt more “normal” as normal as you can feel with a newborn baby 🤣. The reason I’m saying this is if you are speaking to a expectant mum and they ask you about the baby blues, if your comfortable with the subject please be honest as it may make her feel a little less alone in them first few weeks ❤️ Also if the emotions go past a few weeks please speak to a doctor, there’s nothing to be ashamed of these feelings are so normal but some mothers need a little bit of extra help ❤️

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