Lost…and Found!

At the beginning of last week I was feeling overwhelmed by Motherhood. I found myself in the relentless, repetitive wilderness of baby crying, nappy changing, bottle washing and feeding, and I was finding it difficult to see the light through the trees. However, towards the end of last week, with help from my Mutti and then my wonderful Other Half, I was helped through the brambles and arose out of the thicket an (almost) new woman!

On Thursday night Nick and I went out for dinner and then to see Les Miserables, whilst my Mutti babysat Busby. Even though my mind didn’t stray far from the little monkey, we had a lovely time just the two of us, and it was nice to feel like Hannah and Nick again, and not just Mummy and Daddy. 

On Friday Nick took the day off work to look after Busby, whilst I went into Brighton to visit my fabulous Beauty Therapist Michelle for a facial, manicure and eyebrow wax (those crafty things had become rather hairy caterpillars upon my face!) I left glowing; my skin rejuvenated and hands moisturised and soft once more. I then went shopping for a couple of hours as needed some new, practical items for my wardrobe to try and get out of the habit of wearing my maternity clothes that no longer fit me and look rather ridiculous! (Think hobo…) It was great to be able to nip around town quickly and not have to think about manoeuvring a pram around the shops! Plus I remembered I could sit upstairs on the bus again… It’s the small things! 

On Saturday evening I went out for a friends Hen-do! I had a great time, but by this point I was sort of missing Busby! It was wonderful to catch up with some friends that I haven’t seen for a while – one in particular that I haven’t seen since college. I think almost everyone asked me “Is labour really as painful as people say it is?” I didn’t lie. 

It’s important not to lose your sense of self amongst the dirty nappies, sick-covered muslin squares and sterilised bottles, and I’m feeling so much better from the “me time”! I know I’ve been incredibly lucky, and I’m not expecting to have as much time “off” every week – or even every month – but even finding half an hour to do something you want to do, for yourself, is vital to retain your sanity. 


  1. 12th February 2013 / 4:05 pm

    Sounds great, it’s nice to be ‘you’ and not ‘mummy’ every so often isn’t it! x

    • 12th February 2013 / 9:47 pm

      It really is 🙂 xx

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