Hello Everyone, Hope your January is going well? I, for one am looking forward to this year. My husband and myself are about to have our second baby. Whilst I am writing this, I can feel moments of complete excitement and joy. But there is another part of me that knows exactly whats coming. The sleepless nights, the feeds, the angst of understanding another human being. The idea of juggling two children under three, is frightening enough. I have found this pregnancy so different, I have been so unwell and still don't feel 100% but I guess the show must go on. During Christmas I really took the time to rest and catch my breath. I have been researching like mad, how people cope with feeding baby and a toddler? and I still not sure I have an answer. One person said they learnt to walk and bf at the same time - now that is a talent. I do however feel that this time around, I am going to make some really important changes though.
1. Accept that I am not going to get it right all the time. I am going to just surrender to the process more.
2. Whilst people mean well, their opinions aren't always helpful, it can also be very damaging and unhelpful. I am going to try and learn to park these opinions - especially if they are negative.
3. Surround myself with people who are definitely going to be my cheerleaders. It important to remember that everyone experiences different things at different times. What will work for one may not work for you.
4. All above if all else fails, I am simply not going to be a hero but ask for HELP!!!