As I prepare to welcome baby number two, I’m getting ready to hand in my crown. My reign as a ‘first time mum‘ is coming to an end.
As I leave this period of my life and re-emerge as a regular old mum of kidS, I feel it’s time to pass on some advice and observations….
You won’t enjoy it all
The occasional breakdown is totally normal. It doesn’t mean you’re suffering PND or you’re a terrible mother. It just means you’re overwhelmed and exhausted. It’s ok to want to make it all go away and wish for a moment you had your old life back.
It’s only when that’s all you can think about that you might want to talk to someone. But don’t be alarmed if those thoughts hit you now and then. That’s not abnormal, that’s just being the victim of a tiny, new dictator.