One thing I always talk about with expectant #parents
are the long nights - because they are real. I truly think, the one thing in #motherhood
that we struggle with the most is the lack of sleep. Getting a good amount of sleep is important, physically and mentally for our health. It helps our brain function - so when we have #newborns
, the good quality lengths of #sleep
go out of the window for most of us. And, it's hard to adjust to this change. But, we do it. We get used to it (unfortunately). During the day its constant madness, juggling all three and trying to give them their undivided attention that they deserve, tidying up, making meals and running in and out of the house. So, really it's hard to bond with a #newborn
(that just 'slots' in) and usually gets forgotten in the hustle and bustle. This is something I really struggled with Ascia and did lead to my #PND
as my newborn experience with Ascia was different to Kamil. I truly think co-sleeping with both played a major factor for me. As I didn't get that one on one time with Ascia, not even at night time.
This time I wanted to do everything differently, so I wouldn't get back to that state of mind. I didn't want my #antenataldepression
to turn into #postnataldepression
. Not to ruin the early weeks again. Ali plays a major part in this as he responds to the older two at night time. Letting me focus on Aayla, which helps so much! We come downstairs, I put on Netflix or Amazon Prime (currently watching New Amsterdam) and we have #cuddles
, kitchen at hand for all the munchies, Kukido the #Calico
makes an appearance to entertain us and it's just #peaceful
. The pace is slower. The house is tidy so my mind is clear. It's just lovely for me to bond with Aayla whilst she is little. As we all know these days go by so fast and we have to absorb them all. So, I'm making the most of these sleepless nights. Making the most of the cuddles and newborn smell. #alhamdulilah
Disclaimer: this is most certainly not me at 3am lol.
#mumofthree #mumof3 #postpartum #fourthtrimester #sleeplessnights #mum #mummy