Tonight I’ve had a rare opportunity, an evening on my own on the sofa in PJs with a glass of wine and catching up on a couple of my favourite TV shows. It’s been a much needed break following a day with my beautiful but clearly unhappy (teething) baby boy.
I am on maternity and Harry is now 4 months old, he is amazing and has made my husband and I so happy but there is just no rest from being Mum. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE it and would not have it any other way but I am tired beyond belief, just all of the time… make up - what is that! A fantastic thing happened last week, Harry rolled over onto his tummy on his own for the first time… the reality of this amazing new skill is that I need ten more pairs of eyes and cannot leave the room to even pop to the loo in case he face plants the floor and loses the energy to pick up his head!!! This week was the first week I thought… ooh yeh I could do with a day back at work :-s
Teething… oh the joy and I’m sure its only going to get much worse but its turned our usually calm and happy baby into a wining, moaning, slobbering little monkey!
So with all of this going on its so easy to forget that I am a 30 year old woman with friends who like to party and dance and catch up over a good meal. I also have a husband who I want to spend quality time with and not just time in the evening talking about baby poo, sick, napping and how many oz of milk have been consumed!
Its so important to get the life balance right and spend time enjoying being you as well as enjoying being with your baby (babies… depending on how brave you are). One amazing thing that helps me to do this is my family, they are always so supportive and I am incredibly lucky to have them and they of course LOVE Harry which helps when we need a babysitter!