Recently I have come to the realisation that something needs to change. I need to change. I have spent the last five years functioning in survival mode - literally getting from one day to the next. I thought I was living but I wasn't. Having Reggie triggered me to breakdown and have to start rebuilding my mental health from scratch.
Being a new mum is the best job in the world. I do honestly feel like I have been waiting to become a mum for a long time. I did quite a lot of 'research' before having my little boy and listened to a lot of advice. Some of it I took on and is now a part of my parenting, some I politely listened to but decided it wasn't for me. So with that in mind here are my top tips as a new momma feel free to ignore or take on!
Heading out and about with a baby can be daunting and cause a lot of anxiety. But for me, not going out isn’t the option, Reggie and I do not cope well being inside all day, it makes us both unbearable! I think the best thing to always do is arm yourself, so being out and about with a baby is as simple and as lovely as possible.
I am now a mum! It's amazing and I am absolutely in love with my little boy Reggie. He is now two months old and I just love talking all things baby. So I thought it was about time I shared on here save me boring everyone else!
I have found sharing on Instagram really therapeutic, especially all things motherhood. The other day I asked Will to take some photos of Reggie and I showing my new mum tum. I was really missing my bump but feeling a little bit upset about my now sad tummy. But when I look at the picture above I don't see my stretch marks or a swollen tummy - I see Reggie.