It’s almost been three months since we welcomed Baby Bean now know as Zoey into the world. It’s been the most amazing, tiring and most challenging experience of my life thus far. Everyone always tells you how hard being a mother/parent is, but nothing really prepares you for what and how having a baby will make you feel.
The one thing that I have learnt and always keep in mind is that each baby is different and has their own personality. I’m now beginning to understand why many people refer to the first three months or so with baby as the “The first 100 days of darkness”.
My maternity leave officially started on the 31st of March !
Now its just a waiting game and time to get organised as well as get in some sleep ins, shopping and last minute cleaning before baby arrives.
Heres some of the things that I’ve been up to whilst I’ve been at home.
I had my baby shower a few weekends ago, and although I came out of it completely exhausted, I was more overwhelmed by the amount of love and kindness that everyone showed for me and Baby Bean !
Here are a few pics and tips for making the day a little less stressful for yourself/organisers!!!
When you get married, you realise how much more expensive everything is as soon as you drop the word wedding. I loved my wedding day, and it is still one of the best days of my life, however I can’t say I loved every minute of the planning and organisation that goes into it.
I thought that was it, until we got pregnant and I have since realised that baby shops are a whole new world where your cash can just disappear before your eyes !
Here are some of the things we picked out for our little girl…
As I get closer to my due date, you’d think that I would start to get worried about the birth. What I have in fact found is that I am actually more stressed about the type of parent I am going to be and how my child will turn out.
In this thinking I decided to read a book that went into an interesting parenting style.
The book is titled Battle hymn of the tiger mother, written by Amy Chua.
From when I first found out that I was pregnant, I was and still am, in a bit of denial about my growing tummy.
My spacial awareness wasn’t great before I fell pregnant, and hasn’t improved since. I tend to find myself walking into things, not fitting through spaces, and accidentally knocking people and things with my belly.
Pregnancy has caught me completely off guard.
My assumptions of being able to eat whatever I want went straight out the window as soon as my Doctor mentioned that I’ve probably gained a bit too much weight too quickly!
Having built a career within Finance, I see myself as a level headed, logical person. Despite the warnings, I don’t think anyone could have prepared me for how emotional you can be during pregnancy.