Motherhood // “Me time” with a Newborn?
In spite of the sleep deprivation, the constant boob exposure, and the Baby Limpet, I love having a Newborn. Seven weeks on, and I still find myself marvelling at this little boy; I grew him inside of me, and I continue to grow him on the outside with milk that I produce. It’s all kinds of mind boggling amazingness! And yes, I still feel perplexed and full of wonderment a second time round… You’d think the novelty of the whole “miracle of life” should have worn off really?!
There is one thing I am missing, however, and that’s “me time”; a little pocket of time that doesn’t make me feel like I’m just a milk machine!
Even now as a type (on what is a work day as Busby is at Nursery), Indy is curled up on my tummy having a post-feed snooze… So time to myself, even work time, isn’t in abundance. And even less so as I’m still breastfeeding.
Good job he’s so cute really!
I’d just like enough time to be able to do something for me to make myself feel a bit more, well, like me! Paint my nails. Or dye my hair, as I haven’t had it dyed since October… Hello greys! Nick is wonderful and takes Indy so I can chill in the bath for a little while each evening, but half a day of pampering would be the dream… or a spa day… with a massage… Ah!
Don’t forget the prosecco…!
It’s my birthday in just under two weeks (hooray!) and I’ve been eying up hair styling products from Justmylook.co.uk as fancy doing something a bit different with my hair for the occasion. I’m feeling a bit of a slummy mummy at the moment (typing this in my pjs) and, as we’re going out for lunch on the day, I want to do something with it to make me feel more yummy! But curling tongs + Velcro Baby = too much of a health hazard?!
Perhaps I’ll just treat myself to an eyebrow wax to get rid of the New Mama Monobrow… That could be done with a baby strapped to my chest, yes?!
The Newborn Haze doesn’t last forever and, as I did with Busby, I’ll miss it once it’s gone… Before I know it, the children will have flown the nest and I’ll be mourning having little people around.
Well, mourning and booking ALL the spa days…!