So as you can imagine, having a very busy 1 year old and a new born while trying to recover and juggling a never ending list of things to do at home, it can get overwhelming. But this week was not all that bad!
Here’s what made this week manageable:
A supportive husband
I definitely could not have done it without him! I am so lucky that he took the week off to help me out. We live away from our family and friends so we didn’t have much option for babysitting the boys at home. He had to hold it down at home with the boys while I was at the hospital. He would come to visit me with snacks, flowers and gifts, making me feel closer to home.He also gives the best hugs ❤️
A positive attitude
This was the best thing to have; A positive Attitude. There were some complications during delivery and I could have left the experience quite traumatized, but having a more positive attitude helped me feel strong and grateful that I was able to get through it and still pushing through today. Staying calm and looking forward to the challenge. I let life happen and move forwaed with it. I focus on my loved ones and working towards strengthening my body for recovery! I have alot more energy and I am also really enjoying this journey so far
When I do get overwhelmed I just remind myself that everyday I get stronger and it does get easier!
Low expectations on myself
YES. Did myself a favour and I let dishes sit, I don’t cook when I don’t feel like it (baked fish and salad is my go to,) cherrios and breadcrumbs on the ground? I’ll clean it, after.. It still gets done, except I’m not in a huge rush and I am also not stressing over these trivial things!
Preparation before delivery
I made sure to stock up the freezer with post partum care pads, Chase’s puree fruits and veggies. Baby things are organized and just preparing all of this gave me a piece of mind for when I came home with baby!
A good routine
THIS IS KEY. Babies are creatures of habit. Eatablishing a daily routine makes life easier for everyone.
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