This new little person has just entered your life.
Things will never be the same...in a good way.
Overwhelm starts to set in because there is so much to learn, juggle and figure out; because every baby is different.
In my video blog below I chat about some things that come up in the first few days of being a mum and what you can do as a family member or friend to make this time easier for the amazing woman who just had a baby.
No matter whether it is your first or third baby, I believe the principles still apply.
:: 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 like me, do you enjoy having a sneaky look into other people's world's? What they are getting up to and how they spend their time? Maybe that is why I LOVE Instagram so much (join me if you don't already).
I got inspired to do a blog post a little different today thanks to Claire Baker from This Is Lifeblood. She did a blog post with just photos from what she has been up to lately. Love it!
So here is my photo blog post just for you...
I have now been on maternity leave for four weeks, wow time flies! And as I do, I take photos of my life and share it with the world, so here is a snap shot of how I have been spending my maternity leave over the past four weeks.
I am still 'working' in the sense of blog posts, social media and website updates so I can't say I'm completely on leave, but I love what I do do much I am okay with that.
Welcome back Radiant Mama!!
I have another video blog for you this week on a topic I feel has been my biggest lesson so far on this journey to motherhood.
:: SURRENDERING ::
When I chat with friends who ask me how I am going with pregnancy this topic always seems to come up, unintentionally. I feel this is a beautiful lesson that I want to share with all pregnant women or women who are wanting to get pregnant.
Give yourself permission to surrender to the experience and LISTEN TO YOUR BODY!
// Rest when you need to rest.
// Sleep when you need to sleep.
Let me go into more detail in my video...
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