So it’s been about a month since your precious little person has arrived. So far things have been a blur, hopefully a happy one. Routines are starting to develop, you are getting the hang of feedings and starting to be more comfortable with your little person. The fog of sleeplessness is starting to get a bit better, hopefully.
The first four to six weeks having your little person at home is filled with changing hormones, lack of sleep and well, figuring out how to balance the sleep, feedings, baths, showers, and general changes your life has gone through with the addition of your little person.
Guess what? It’s okay to take a shower or do something that you want to do.
When my son was six weeks old and I got the all clear from the doctors I started back into my regular routine of massage, chiro and well everything other than work. We had a feeding routine and a sleeping routine. I was able to go for a 60 minute massage and typically my son would sleep in his car seat beside the massage table. I started to go for walks to the grocery store to get things rather than waiting for my husband to get home.
Life for us started to return to what it was before our son was born, except for the trips to the bar for wings and beer of course.
In fact, my husband and I even had a date night!
If you are still struggling please, please, please reach out to the various groups out there that can assist you! I can’t stress enough that if you are not able to care for yourself you will not be able to care for your child. Perfection in parenting doesn’t exist. Everyone has their struggles and needs a shoulder to lean on from time to time, even those “perfect” parents.
And as much as you want your little people to start talking, walking and being able to care for themselves…trust me…enjoy them while they are little and can’t ask you “Mommy what doing?” over and over and over until you respond or making your heart jump out of your throat by jumping of the highest piece of furniture they can find in the house.
The fog of the first few weeks gets thinner and things do get easier as your little people get bigger. Yes there is a light so just keep walking towards it!