This week is a very important week as it’s Maternal Mental Health Awareness week. I wasn’t aware this existed until I came across people posting about it on Instagram. I then researched it further and discovered countless stories about women’s honest experiences with motherhood. It’s inspired me to write my own post on the subject because it’s such an important topic and it definitely should continue to be discussed after this week is over.
This is slightly late as my little babe is now 9 and a half months old, but I didn’t want to not post it because it was such an exciting month for us. I still am finding it quite hard to gather my head around the fact you’ve been on this earth 9 whole months. It feels like only yesterday that you were a tiny newborn and now you’re this big, bold baby. So much has changed in the last couple of months and you’re starting to learn things so quickly. It’s all very exciting and also somewhat sad because you’re becoming so independent and don’t need your mommy as much. Now before I start getting too emotional, let’s get into your 8 month update because it’s definitely been the most exciting month yet.
It’s been three months since my beautiful daughter Emily made her way into this world and I honestly feel like I could write a book on my experience so far. It’s probably been the craziest three months of my life and I wouldn’t change it for anything. There’s definitely been many highs but there’s also been some lows. I’ve expected some things and there’s other things I haven’t expected at all. All and all, it’s been a wild ride. So, here’s what I’ve learned since having a baby.