Motherhood | You make it look easy

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

"Wow, You make motherhood look so easy". That is a statement I hear all the time from my Instagram page.

It seems that early Motherhood should always be presented as a very difficult journey with a deranged looking like woman whose hair is matted, swollen boobs hanging out, slightly smells of milk as well as Body Odour and is completely devoted to keeping a little human alive and well.

It is fair enough and true that motherhood is difficult but it is also one of the most rewarding thing a woman can do ( shoutout to all mums). There are times you will be dressed to the nines and dressed your offspring in a matching outfit but there are also the sweatpants and "no shower for you maam" kinda days. You could try to present a "perfect mum aesthetic" on social media but there are some things that all mums can admit to have done at one time or another.

Below, I would like to share some of my motherhood fails or wins depending on how you see it;

- Almost opening the door of our flat to a delivery man with my denim shirt open and boob hanging out of my nursing bra and a huge milk stain forming from the other boob,

- Going to the toilet for a number 1 with baby strapped to me in a sling. I refuse to do a number 2 with my son in the same room as me,

- Sleeping with my boob hanging out coz I am too tired to clasp the bra back up when I know in a few hours little man will be demanding his dues

- Cuddles with the husband and leaving a puddle of milk on his chest ( well they do say breastmilk is good for skin)

Would love to hear about some of your mum fails (read wins). 

The Issue | Things I am Unashamedly doing as a Mum

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Unsolicited advice is probably the bane of a new mum's existence! The advice comes from everyone and everywhere, some of it is excellent and some is just (face palm) completely unnecessary!Keeping this in mind, I thought I would share the things that I am unashamedly doing as a mum that may go against the advice most mum's receive. 

1. Letting my bubbah nap on me ( he is napping one me right now, as I type this)
As a new mum you always get that advice that if you hold your child or let your baby sleep on you all the time, you will spoil them. I call BS on this! How is a 1-3 month old baby who has no concept of Cause and Effect able to be spoiled. I will keep savouring each minute that he is able to nap on me, kiss the top of his head and chuckle when I think of how he folds his little legs like a frog. 

2. Co-sleeping
Before little man was born, I was adamant that he would sleep in his cot from Day 1. After he was born, he slept in his Bassinet in hospital and immediately moved in to our bed. Safe co-sleeping has helped us sleep better and he sleeps for a solid 12 hrs with two wake ups every night. He is now in his cot and is happy to sleep there but of course I normally sneak him in on weekends.

Beer is Nourishing

3. Alcohol
I am that mum in the restaurant having a beer whilst breastfeeding a baby. This can be super controversial but according to my research, a very small percentage of alcohol goes into your breastmilk and the biggest fear about Mum's drinking is potential accidents if you get a bit too drunk. I never get drunk and always stick to two beers or two glasses of wine. It helps keep me sane.
A perk of having a beer is that it really increases my supply the next day!

4. Overdressing
I learnt the hard way when bubbah got heat rash when he was 5 weeks old. I had been putting on too many layers on him despite the advice that it is better for them to be cool than too hot. 
I love dressing my little guy in just a onesie and seeing his little chubby legs.  

What unsolicited advice have you gone against? Would love to hear it!

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