I never knew it would be so emotional and difficult but the day I stepped out of the office to start my maternity leave I crumbled. It was a day I had been waiting for since I was 18 years old. At last, it was my turn to go and be mum so why didn’t I feel a sense of elation? Why did I step outside the office doors and sob all the way down Baker Street and on the hours train journey home? I arrived home numb, I felt a huge void and that a huge part of me had been taken away.
Bombarded with endless hot-tips from parents, grandparents, friends, forums, websites, social media………where do you start when it comes to essentials for getting through the 4th trimester with a newborn?
I’m not claiming to be any sort of expert but wanted to share a list of things that seemed to work for me & my friends. Before having our little lady my list consisted of material purchases. Now at the 6 month stage I can look back and have removed some of the possessions and replaced with more holistic mechanisms of coping with the rollercoaster of emotions and moods.
Watch this space! In the meantime head over to my Instagram feed