Okay, mum! Breathe.
You’re either prepping your nest for the arrival of your newborn or your nest is being occupied by a beautiful baby! Either way, congratulations! I remember how bad I nested. So what is it exactly? Nesting is the urge to clean and organize while pregnant! I scrubbed and scrubbed…and then scrubbed some more. I cleaned and organized so much because I was going to be away from my nest for at least 2 months. I had this great idea to deliver Alina in another state (and I don’t regret it at all!)
I decided to write this post because when your baby arrives you get so consumed and your newborn is the only priority. You don’t eat much. You don’t shower. You especially DON’T sleep! For some reason all mums think that if you fall asleep, your baby might not be breathing so you’re leaning over their bassinet or crib watching their chest and chubby tummy rise and fall. I promise you it will get better and you won’t have to study your little one in the middle of the night!
I say that there is life outside of the nest because your baby isn’t the only important one! So are you Mum! Think about it. A newborn relies completely on their mum for food, warmth, protection, comfort, and much more. To hold your little one after they’re born is enough proof! I’ll share my picture below 🙂
So, here’s my advice to you. ME time is so important for your sanity. Sleep deprivation is real and if you aren’t taking 30 minutes to an hour to relax, you need to start. Even you preggo mum! Soak your feet, or take a warm bath (check with your doctor if you’re pregnant), read a book, sit in a quiet room, book a spa day, etc.
Now, for the current mums please, please, PLEASE leave your home at least once a day. Get some fresh air. Surround yourself around humanity. I can’t tell you the number of days I stayed cooped up in my apartment and the only humans I saw were through my balcony window parking their cars. I didn’t even open the doors for fresh air. And with the convenience of businesses like Amazon Prime, Instacart and more, you really don’t have to leave the house. For your sanity (because at times you are like AHHHHHHH!!!) go for a walk with your little one. Your walk in the neighborhood doesn’t have to be long at all.
You don’t know how important you are to your baby, so take care of yourself!
Keep on blossoming Mum!