It is half past eight and Lily is still sleeping in our bed, though I know the minutes to write this blog post are counted. Over the past amazing last weeks that she has been with us, I have quickly learnt a few things that make life as a new mum incredibly easier. Of course they may not help other mothers, but probably you can take up a few things on the way, so here are my 5 Things I Already Learned as a New Mum.
The one key element of being a more relaxed mum is flexibility. Especially in the first weeks, and because Lily is my first child, it is essential to me to adapt the entire day to her needs and preferences, not mine. She gets to sleep when she wants, feeds when she wants and my attention whenever she needs it. As of now, we don't yet have a real day structure. Some days we get up earlier than others, depending on how the nights went, sometimes she has two-hour windows between feeds, sometimes three. Some days I need to change her nappy every hour, some days she's fine much longer without doing any business.
Hi everyone! In case you're wondering where I've gone in the past weeks of inactivity, there are a few things that have kept me writing on this blog.
For starters, I was struggling with how I wanted to continue this blog and whether I need to dedicate it to a specific theme or topic to call it a successful blog. You know, like a lifestyle blog or a fashion blog or a mama's blog. I then ended up with far too many sub-blogs on the page and was constantly frustrated on which page the content fits best. However, I then realised that my interests are manifold and that humans don't only fit into one category. This blog is my outlet from my writing day job - it's where I dictate the steps and, so what, if a post on breastfeeding is right above one about how to work from home as a freelancer - I am, after all, a mama and freelancer at the same time, so I'm going to revamp the website a little and whittle it down - and this page is now the main blog.
And, yeah, I also had a baby.
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