I have been thinking about this post for a while, and what I would honestly say to myself before babies. Can I even remember that far back, it was only two years ago, but I genuinely can not remember what my life was like before having children.
There are so many things I could tell myself back then, as they say hindsight is a wonderful thing. I have tried to whittle these down, so here are mine:
1- Be Spontaneous. Spontaneity goes out of the window when you become a parent.
2- Don’t plan the parent you are going to be. That will go out of the window when that little bundle of joy enters the world and dictates your every move.
3- Take all the help that is offered. Do not let pride get in the way, if they offer even if it is one tiny gesture, always say yes.
As I said I feel like I would tell myself a whole list of things. I thought on this post I would ask some fellow bloggers what piece of advice they would tell themselves, so here my top 10 pieces of advice….
‘Savour the lie in and never moan about having a wobbly tummy. You aint seen wobbly until having twins.’ Beth from Twinderelmo
‘Make the most of peaceful toilet trips.’ Jaymee from The Mum Diaries
‘Don’t wake the baby every three hours in the night just to change his nappy. This is insane behaviour’ Vicky from The Tactical Mummy
‘When the house is silent, listen. Remember just how silent it is.’ Tracey from Pack the PJS
‘Don’t do too much prep, you could read all the baby books and learn all the rules but you have no idea what your baby is like. Relax, go with the flow and remember baby is boss’ Eilidh from MaisyMeow
‘Its ok to ask for help!’ Jo from Pickle and Poppet
‘Read the baby not the books’ Laura from Life with Baby Kicks
‘Don’t worry about other kids progress, let yours develop at their own pace.’ Claire from The Organizer
‘Throw the baby manuals away and trusts your instinct’ Laura from Five Little Doves
‘Sleep while you can. For the next 6 years you will think 8am is a lie in’ Lisa from Hollybobbs
What a list, and I agree with every single one. If you have a pregnant friend, family member or work colleague tell them at least one of these this week.
What would you tell your pre-baby self? Please read, comment and like.
Remember mummies Your best will always be good enough, that hard time will pass, you are doing a great job!!Enjoy your evening