Mel Watts from The Modern Mumma has some wise words to share after 9 months out of the womb.

Mel shares on Facebook, “In the last 9 months I have never slept so little in my life.

In the last nine months I have suffered my worst anxiety I have ever experienced.

Having a new baby is exhausting and life just doesn’t stop. The bills still need to be paid, Groceries still need to be purchased and the pressure you put on yourself is overwhelming.

We expect ourselves to know what we’re doing all the time.

It doesn’t matter if it’s your first or if it’s your third you’re still learning daily. The first 9 months of your babies life is filled with guessing, rocking, smiling and crying. The amount of pressure we put ourselves isn’t fair.

We aren’t invincible.
We’re humans and we’re mothers.

It’s okay to have days that you don’t feel good enough.
It’s okay to feel like you have no idea what day it is. You’ve got this. We’ve got this. Some women seem to have it all. Well so we think. Some women don’t. I don’t. I didn’t have the motivation to even get dressed for the first 9 months let alone get my pre baby body back. And that’s ok. If you do have the motivation good on you!

Do everything in your own time, don’t rush because you think that’s what society excepts of you.
Life challenges us daily.

We are given new obstacles every single day. There’s always tomorrow!
So cheers to first 9 months of poop, spew and crappy sleep. We (I) survived and we smashed it.”

Mel’s post resonates with many mums and has so far received 10K reactions in less than 24hrs.

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  • So very true. Every day will have its challenges and some days we will handle them like pros and other days not so much.


  • Unless there’s something on, knowing the day is absolutely not a priority for a new mum.


  • So true!! Hooray when your baby sleeps all night for a week in a row. It just never seems to happen soon enough.


  • Beautifully said. Congratulations on making it


  • Very well said Mel – I totally agree.


  • Well said Mel & congrats for surviving it! :)


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