This weekend I’ve been watching working moms on Netflix. I haven’t been into watching much of anything lately but this series is pretty funny if your a Mum with a sense of humour.
It’s funny how shows like this can completely talk to you in ways you wouldn’t have imagined. I suppose it’s kind of similar to the way podcasts can really speak to you at your core some days right?
When we decided to try for another baby, I have to be honest there was so much of me internally resisting it. I was so comfortable and happy with just having my little bestie Scarlett. I was scared about the age gap, I was frustrated at the thought of loosing the body I’d worked so hard to gain back, loosing the freedom we had now that Scarlett was old enough to dress herself, feed herself etc.
When we had a miscarriage I just remember thinking.... “ok, it’s not meant to be, no baby number two for us”. But then right before we were about to throw that towel in and close shop 😂 little Leo was cooking.
I have to be honest, as a working mum with a fierce desire to help other women reach their full potential it’s been hard on me adding Leo into the mix. I’ve resented him at times, I’ve resented having him, Ive resented loosing my fitness.... again, I’ve felt so lost as a mum second time around, the guilt has killed me at times, I haven’t done all the things I did with Scarlett for him... no nursery rhymes at the library and play dates with other tiny humans, no swimming lessons and play centres, less reading before bed and I’ve been way more relaxed with what he eats then I ever was with Scarlett.
Needless to say.... he’s still perfectly fine, perfectly happy and incredibly clever. So mummas, this is my reminder to you to breathe and give yourself some credit every now and then.
You are doing a great job, despite what the comparisons may be on social media. Despite the fact your nursery is a fucking mess and you still haven’t had those newborn pictures framed and your child is nearly two. 🙋🏼♀️ Tell me because I know you need the reminder and other mummas totally need to hear this too.... what have you done well this week as mumma?! Comment below 👇🏼#healthymummy - 1 hour ago