Adele aka The Real Mumma, recently welcome her second child, a baby girl and streamed updates on Facebook as she experienced different stages of labour. Now Adele is home with baby Chloe she is sharing the real home truths about life with a newborn.
Adele has been sharing snippets of her post baby experience admitting, “The ‘baby blues’ are a funny thing to go through and not everyone notices it so much.”
Adele shared, “I had it last time for quite a few days and for first time mums, it’s something to keep your eye on and you may not be prepared for.
It’s not something you want to linger or intensify or be the start of PND that so many new mums go through. But most of the time, it’s just a hormonal shift that makes you a bit spooky.”
“I cried today when someone opened a good box on Deal Or No Deal. I cried because I think Chloe is beautiful. And again, when I ran out of eucalyptus lollies and couldn’t get to Woolies. Paul would console me and then we would end up in fits of laughter about it being so ridiculous. ”
The mum guilt is the big killer though!
Adele mentioned that for her this time the hormones have brought up huge emotions about her first born son, Harvey. She said that’s the one emotion she just can’t laugh off.
“I can’t stop worrying about him and almost ‘mourning’ our time together. It sounds silly but I feel sad for him and what the next few months will be like for him. I don’t want him to feel inferior in any way and I want him to feel loved even though there are two to love now. “
“He will see us tired and moody and I am conscious he will hear ‘no, be quiet, not now’ etc from us a lot in the coming months. I just have to ensure I have the Harvey and Mum time every day and continue to make him feel special. I’ll involve him and he will be my amazing little helper. ”
Although I’m very confident in the way I ‘parent’ now, it really is all new again. I’m no longer a first time mum. I have kids….Kids! And I am aware Chloe will be different to Harvey too. ”
On day 6 Adele admits it has been a whirlwind.
“One minute I’m feeling good and giving Paul high fives, the next everything is goes to shit and I’m a teary mess. In all honesty, yesterday I cried a lot.”
“The first night was a comedy of events and I got about 2 hours sleep. If Chloe wasn’t cluster feeding, Harvey was getting out of bed in tears. Would you believe that at 3am he was pulling blankets out of his draw and yelling ‘for the baby’? At one point I think we all were crying. Paul was on the inside I’m sure.”
Adele adds, “I’m finding that being a mother to a newborn is easier this time. But being a mum to multiple kids all of a sudden is a whole new ball game!”
One day at a time mumma. You got this!
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