16th July, one month of having Judah Wild in our lives and one month of us learning to become the best parents we can.
What a shock to the system becoming a mother is. It is everything I dreamed of and more, however, there are aspects I did not expect to find hard that I struggle with daily! Becoming a mother is so rewarding, but the tiredness is next level. I know a million people say this whilst your pregnant, but seriously - nothing could prepare me. Most evenings I will sit in tears, mostly mourning the lack of sleep I know I will have over night. Now don't get me wrong, Judah does relatively well over night, waking twice for a feed and leaving 3/4 hours between each feed - but I'm a girl who loves sleep, and without much my head pounds during the day and the tears flow oh so easily!
Judah also has had colic and now silent reflux. Colic is the most horrendous thing for a mother to experience. Judah was inconsolable, nothing that I did would stop his pain filled cries, to the point where any ounce of confidence I had as a mother disappeared and my heart broke that I couldn't help him. However, we visited a cranial osteopath and OH MY GOSH, Judah was a different baby after! Seriously, I don't know what she did or how she did it but I now swear by cranial osteopathy - if your child is restless, colicky, bad at sleeping - research a cranial osteopath near you, book an appointment and they will change your and your babies life.
One thing I've learnt in my month of motherhood is that sometimes as a mother it's all about persistence. There are days when it is HARD, when you are completely winging it - but in those days there a glimpses of hope and sweet sleepy cuddles - just keep being the mother you are to your child. You are who he or she needs and more - and those cries are his/her only way of communicating to you - so just keep doing what you're doing cause they will be so appreciative as they grow older. And, just so you know, you're a brilliant mum. Say it - out loud - I am a brilliant mum.
Love from a tired mumma and her cute baby boy xx
(PS. I find this photo hilarious so I had to share it with you, the complete look of confusion on my face as to how to wing this motherhood thing ha - just being real guys!)