:: I love being a mum!
It is definitely the most rewarding job but of course at the same time it is a lot of hard work.
My daughter has taught me so much in her short time of being on this Earth and I've learnt a lot about myself as well. Including deep down I am a patient person. I have never been a patient person but with Ava I am completely patient and calm which is exactly what I wanted to be.
You know the saying "Calm mum, calm baby."
Ava is a good sleeper and she feeds really well, so I'm a lucky one. I have been given the easy baby first like so many mum's before me. But today I wanted to share with you my truth's and the funny things you do as a mum that I thought I may not do. You do whatever you need to do to get a calm and content baby.
Here are my truths and learning's so far...
Whether you are at the end of your pregnancy, on maternity leave, sick, injured or have been told to slow it down; it can be tough when you are someone that likes to be doing things all the time. That is why I want to share with you my tips on what I have been doing to come to terms with this process and embracing it instead of feeling stuck and frustrated.
I have been on maternity leave for 7 weeks now and I was made to slow it down straight away after my 32 week ultrasound (if you don't know my story you can watch my video blog here) and for someone who likes to be busy whether it be working, catching up with friends or moving my body; being told to instantly quit all this to rest and relax was a huge deal.
Are you or have you been in a similar situation? Know you are not alone!
The tips I am going to share with you below are things that I have found worked for me, but keep in mind that feeling as though I am in a good place mentally took time. It took me weeks and weeks of soul searching and trying different things to get me out of my head and into the present moment but I can tell you it has been worth it.
Let's jump into it...here are my tips for slowing down when you are a 'go getter'...
Are you suffering from pregnancy insomnia? I know I am. It started for me when I hit about 30 weeks or so. When did it start for you?
Pregnancy insomnia can be caused by a few things such as the hormones racing around your body, getting up frequently to go to the toilet, your mind racing from excitement or nervousness about what is ahead, your baby is a night owl and likes to move around when you are trying to sleep or being uncomfortable and sore from back aches and cramps.
I am fine getting to sleep but when I wake up to go to the toilet about 80% of the time I can't get back to sleep straight away. Some nights I am tossing and turning for 2 hours. It really is annoying. But I found the more frustrated I get, the harder it is to get back to sleep.
I wanted to share with you some things I am doing to get through this annoying part of the night during pregnancy and hopefully it can help you too.
Maternity leave, you are either counting down the days or you are a little nervous with finishing up work. Whether you are returning to work or are hanging up the corporate clothes for a stay at home mum role, feelings will probably surface.
As I write this blog post for you, I am 32 weeks pregnant. I am finishing up at 36 weeks it is working a little longer than I would like, but fears and anxiety have surfaced for me about taking a few months off.
+ If I don't work I don't get paid
+ Are we going to have enough money to live off
+ Will I have clients when I return to work later in the year
And there are heaps more, but you get the idea. My mean girl is in full swing trying to make me freak out and live in fear, when really I should be getting excited that my baby will be in my arms in a few weeks time. That should be my focus...looking after me and bub until that moment arrives.
In my video blog below, I speak to you about these fears and what I am trying to do to overcome them. As well as touching on my process to get paid paternity leave from the Government.
A positive attitude in life is always a great thing, but I think you need this even more so when it comes to pregnancy, especially at the very beginning and towards the end when it can start to become overwhelming.
I have just entered my last 10 weeks of pregnancy and I am getting super excited to meet my little one but also a bit nervous. I have been told many a time that the last 10 weeks are the hardest because you just want your baby to come. You are uncomfortable, tired and emotional. But I have decided to ignore this and go into my last 10 weeks of pregnancy with love, surrender, peace and relaxation in the forefront of my mind and in my heart.
I want to cherish this time and not wish it away.
Please watch my video below where I talk more about this topic...
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