Of all the things that people warned me of when I first announced I was pregnant, very few of them ended up breaking into the top ten of things I should have been prepared for. They mentioned sleepless nights, dirty nappies and sore breasts but these were to be expected with a newborn in the house.
What with my first baby, Noah, turning 7 yesterday, I thought it would be good to write down some helpful tips for new Mums out there. Having your first child is a very scary and exhilarating time. There is so much information out there to help you get through it, and your mother and other family members to help you and give you advice. The most important thing you need to remember is that you are not alone, and that help available – all you need to do is ask. Knowing about what you need to do to prepare for your first baby can help you in terms of stress and getting ready for your little one’s birth:
Being a mum is no easy task, and it’s not uncommon for new mums to quickly become stressed out and anxious. When you become a mum, you’re suddenly responsible for the health and happiness of another human being, which is a massive job and commitment to take on!
You may have read a post I wrote last month about not being just a Mum, it came about because there are so many things you do throughout the day. Everyone deals with them differently and every parent has a slightly different approach. We are all unique! I recently found out about a fun quiz that SunLife have on their website, it made me think back on my recent post and it took my thoughts one step further. The quiz is full of questions about what you would do in certain “parenthood” situations and then tells you what kind of Mum you are.
I have been thinking of these things for a few weeks now, just some of the hurdles that become hugely impossible when you have children and frustrating struggles that overtime are quite comical. Apart from the obvious examples, not finishing a cup of tea or a conversation and going to the toilet unaccompanied, to name but a few. These are more of the less obvious but still equally as hilarious.
I was recently Tagged to complete this Meme, ‘My 2011 Highs & Lows by ‘Mum of Three Boys’, who is the very lovely mummy blogger… New to blogging and I must say I thoroughly enjoyed reading her new blog! Her 3 boys are just gorgeous too… (1) What was your happiest event? Finding out the day of Noah’s christening that we were definitely pregnant! We knew because I had officially missed my period that day! (2) What was the saddest thing that happened? Seeing what my mum has been through with her “ex” and what he did to the family home, her life and what he did after leaving! It’s not nice to see your mum go through anything unpleasant, especially at the result of somebody else. If I could have turned the clock back and made her year better I would! (3) What was the most unlikely thing to happen that actually went ahead and did? This is quite tricky to answer, hubby is very spontaneous and so anything is usually possible. I suppose the most unlikely thing to have happen that did, for me, was moving house to be closer to our friends and family. At the start […]