29 Nov 2017
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Hi Caitlyn, I've got to throw it out to you new mom's. Everything so new and exciting, but yes, it can be isolating too. With this lockdown there's not many places to see other new moms or friends. I'd try and have a coffee morning chat every morning on Zoom with some other friends, keep the connection going. You have to treat and reward yourself, have a dnace party. Someone suggested that I do my make up and do my hair during my bad time (4-7pm). Well it helps, it gets me moving and not fretting. It's also quite pointless because I wash my face before bed a few hours later, but it does get me "doing" something, anything, ..... I quit smoking during my pregnancies too, and lit up soon after they were born. I used to have a quick shower after every cigarette so the reisdue and smell wouldn't harm my babies. I wish I'd stayed quit, because it was easy to quit when I was pregnant because there was so much happening with growing a baby and it toally distracted me. After birth there is that PHew! feeling, and desire to reward myself with a smoke. So I totally get where you're coming from. Strength to you my friend.