Fashion and lifestyle blogger Jessica of Pretty in Pairs shares valuable things she’s learnt from her adorable seven-month-old daughter Campbell.
Among the chaos and stress of day to day life/work, when I come home and she smiles literally nothing else matters. Campbell has a nanny from 8:30-5 Monday- Friday I cherish my mornings and evenings before bed with her. I put work away and give her my complete attention. Nothing brings me more joy than that little girl.
Babies are a lot of work and it’s easy to lose your cool. I remember in the early weeks being up all night nursing, I would find myself getting so frustrated. How could she possibly still be hungry? Why is my husband getting SO much sleep? Will I ever sleep again? Is this how my life will be forever? The answer is yes, eventually you will sleep again and it will get easier. I always like to remind myself that a lot of the challenging aspects of motherhood are a phase, while I know as one ends another begins it’s important to try to remain patient through each.
Don’t sweat the small stuff. I’m a planner at heart-I love a schedule, predictability and a plan. With a baby that just isn’t always possible. I’ve learned to be ok with the fact that I might be late, I might have to cancel and most importantly it’s ok to say no.
I was able to take almost 6 months off with my daughter for maternity leave. Pre-baby I assumed I’d tend to her needs, clean, cook and be what I thought was the perfect housewife/mother every day. I’m here to tell you it’s just not possible (especially those first few weeks). I relied on my husband and sister a lot. People are happy to help and it’s ok to ask.
With thanks to Jessica of Pretty in Pairs X