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8 years ago today I became a mummy, a roller coaster of a labor which I’m sure most are, followed by baby Sinda being plonked in my arms and then wondering ‘what on earth do I do now?’

I still remember when she was tiny how I felt, sleep deprived, struggling with breastfeeding and just generally not having a clue. I didn’t leave the house for 6 weeks from not being able to walk (oh the joy!). And then when I did eventually leave, I felt like everyone else had their sh*t together while I was a fumbling mess, getting used to being a mummy outside of the house, add on top of that a baby with such bad re-flux  she would vomit just by even looking at her.

I wish I could say I had a support network of friends with other babies, but I didn’t. What I did have though was a very supportive family who I could rely on no matter what.
I didn’t attend any groups; I would occasionally attend my local children centre, but as my daughter got older these clashed with nap times. Back then I don’t really recall there being lots of different baby groups, unless of course I was wrapped up in my own little baby bubble that I didn’t notice them, but I am so glad to see there are so many different baby groups for mummies to attend; giving parents the opportunity to get out and about to meet other new mummies.

Support is a huge part of Serene baby, we offer ongoing support to mum’s. After class you are never rushed to leave, you can take your time have a hot drink and chat with other mummies, you never know you may meet your new BFF! I keep my classes small so that everyone gets an opportunity to be listened to and heard. By having these small classes everyone gets to know each other, I hate that feeling of attending a large group, not knowing anyone and having to fight to talk or to not want to speak out about a worry. Our classes are more than just a massage or yoga class we are a support network for each other, if you have a worry or a problem I can guarantee there will be someone who is going though or been through similar, so can offer a listening ear or advice.

When you are having a crappy day, don’t forget:

  • you’re an amazing mummy
  • you’re doing your best
  • be kind to yourself – we all have ups and downs
  • get out of the house, go for a walk, pop to a group, or meet a friend.
  • take care of yourself.
  • give yourself a break and have a nap.
  • this moment in your life will not last forever……

Although saying that those sleepless night can sure feel like a bloody eternity!

I am your biggest cheerleader! You have got this mama!

AS I AM WRITING THIS MY 2ND CHILD WHO IS 5 HAS GOT OUT OF BED SEVERAL TIMES SAYING, HIS LIP HURTS, HE’S THIRSTY, HE’S HOT AND THE BEST ONE, HE HAS AN ITCH! WOULD LOVE TO SAY IT GETS BETTER AS THEY GET OLDER, BUT I CAN’T MAKE ANY PROMISES!
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