THE NEW NORMAL
When you have a baby your life is turned upside down. You are told it, you prepare for it but you don’t really know how it will be. Everything is different. Sleep happens at strange times of the day and night, you’re feeding at strange times of the day or night. You rarely leave the house without another human.
But it’s not just about the monumental change that happens on the day of the birth, it’s the change that happens every single day. One friend said to me ‘Just as you get used to one phase, you’ll be on to the next’. Of all the advice (and there was a lot of advice) that people gave me, I have found this to be particularly true. Whether it’s my daughter changing nap times, eating actual food, or growing out of her clothes at a phenomenal rate. With every change that new way of living becomes The New Normal. I think that is one of the hardest parts of parenthood – coping with the constant change. As humans we don’t really like change. We like our routines and habits and find it unsettling if they have to be changed.
With my blog, I’ll be talking about the different, challenging moments I’ve encountered and continue to encounter on becoming a Mum. How hard it is to be present and embodied when I have a crying accessory by my side. I’ll also be celebrating those short moments when I realise I can do this and know that everything is going to be ok.
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