For some reason the photo credit will not go below the photo. Fine.
I have been trying to write a blog post since Chloe was born, approximately 7.5 weeks ago, but that was a pipe dream. It’s amazing where the time goes when you have a 0 year old.
That worked! Yes!!
Anyway. When I was pregnant people would annoyingly say “make sure you get all your sleep now because you won’t sleep when the baby comes!” The good news is: I still want to punch them. The bad news is: That will not give me anymore sleep.
The whole concept of sleep is a hot button issue. Amongst older vs new moms – from what I can tell from my mom group. We are great! My immediate Mom group is a bunch of wine drinking, fabulous females that I thank my lucky stars every day crossed our path. I’m disappointed we didn’t meet sooner. We were all a lot of fun (different fun) before we got knocked up. Now we are defining the new cool. For Moms.
I received my first piece of unsolicited parenting advice from a family member. I’m so glad you can’t choose family. I would have voted them right off the family island. I won’t get into it here. Let’s hope meditation and time help me bury the burning ball of fury currently carried around in my chest when I think of ir. I’m sure it will be fine… anyway – it was about sleep and sleep advice we were following.
Sometimes some good old fashioned WASPY passive aggressive kindness is truly the only way to cope. I’m sure it will happen again. I just feel like it’s a mean way for experienced Moms to bully the little lamb that is a new mother. We literally don’t know what the fuck we are doing, but please do not hesitate to make us feel like shit by telling us what we are doing is wrong.
I feel like the checklist above should cover it. Especially at Christmas.
This is my cute AF baby Chloe. She’s so rad! She smiles and it’s literally my fave to watch her face when she poops. This makes my day. She coos and has me over a barrel as she is a demanding CEO of life. We love her more than life itself. It’s such a huge change but she has humbled us – because we were pretty confident we had life dialled – but she keeps things fresh and keeps us on our toes. She’s given us the gift of learning something new every day. You can vomit if you want to but it’s true. It’s so hard, you have no sleep and your hot body is destroyed after childbirth but all of your obsessions before seem to be less prevalent and more manageable because – for me – of this tiny perspective maker. AND my supportive Mom Group. AND my sweet Husband. I laugh all the time that I thought I loved him before – after labour (horrific, what the fuck! No one prepared me for that!) and delivery and sleep and trying to figure out this parenting gig – I love him the MOST and tomorrow I will love him even more. More vomit? That’s ok. I hear when you barf you work your deep core, so you are welcome!
Anyway – my time out in the tub (sorry) has ended and it’s time to go back to work.