The look of love

09.03.15

The day I became a mother, after an epic labour, hopes for a homebirth dashed with a transfer to the Coombe, 12 hours of syntocinon drip, eventually an epidural (followed by blessed sleep), over an hour of pushing and he was there and they said "look down and see what you have" and I thought "Holy crap it's a BABY".



What did I learn in my first few months as a mother- What would I tell her now?


Even the longest nights end and eventually the baby sleeps

'Sleep when the baby sleeps' is a rule for a reason


There will be bad days and good days


Trust your instincts


Your body will one day feel like your own again

Ask for help


Letting a baby nap in your arms is a great excuse to watch Scandinavian detective dramas (or whatever Netflix binge floats your boat)


It's ok to say you're tired

It's ok to say you're struggling


Whatever you're worried about, others have worried about it too and there are google search autocompletes to prove it


There is no one answer, because no two babies or mothers are the same


A baby falling asleep on your chest is the most beautiful, cosy thing but a baby falling asleep on your chest when you need to pee or when the water/remote is just out of reach is the most frustrating thing


Slings/baby carriers are amazing


Trust your partner to be the parent they naturally are - try not to micro manage


Slow down


Forget about the cot/cosleeper


Nobody is judging you


You'll feel lonely sometimes


Be gentle with yourself

Baby will eventually sleep all night*

Be gentle with your partner


No words can describe this love

No words can describe this love









*although I was reminded they may not be a baby when this happens :-)


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