It’s often said that the day a baby is born, so also is a mother (and father, I should add).
It’s been eight beautiful and life-changing months since we welcomed our beautiful, energetic bundle called Joy to our lives and the World.
In those months and months before (during the pregnancy journey), I have tried to savour every moment, the reality, the ups and the downs. And in recent months, bask in the delight of being a mummy.
Although, I have not been actively blogging for a while now, let’s call this my attempt to crawl out of the shell because it can’t contain me any more. This is me saying I’m glad to be back.
Let’s unbox, shall we?
There is so much to talk about ranging from postpartum body, sleepless nights, growth spurts and more. For this post, I will be sharing 8 Truths/Things I like or I’m getting used to about my new normal (motherhood).
- First things first, seeing my baby healthy, grin, and exercise the pure Joy she is makes the 9-preggy-months journey feel like a walk in the park.
- I love watching my baby sleep and giving her random pecks and kisses. Daily observing the budding personality of my little baby and affirming her.
- Milestones excite me. Every day, I’m amazed at the little changes and growth recorded. In the early months, I was able to recognise growth spurts whenever there was a change in her sleeping or eating patterns. Oftentimes, she’d spend more time at the breast or more time sleeping and right after that we usually observe changes.
- Mummy support from other mums has been amazing. Mummies know so much and are always ready to share what worked for them
- My postpartum body is mine to love. Your postpartum body may not be the exact way it was and will probably never remain the same but it’s yours to love and to nurture. Remember, your mental health is more by far important than a flat tummy.
- Growth and development are such beautiful aspects of life to observe and I try to take it all in because toothless grins soon become the grins that showcase two cute and sharp teeth.
- Perhaps the biggest reality about being a mummy is that it is a learn-on-the-go kind of job. You have to be ready to keep trying out a lot of things like supplies, routines etc. till you find what works for you and your family.
- Routines are important but it took a while to create one that works. No pressure… esp as a first-time mum, they were days that worked and some that didn’t just click. I simply told myself I’d try again.
If you have read to this point and found something that resonates with you please share in the comments. I hope a preggy or (new or old-timer) mum reading finds strength in these words, “You are doing well and your body is doing an amazing job.”
Till I come your way next time.