Yesterday, we talked about things they don’t tell new moms. Today, I’m adding to the list.
- Your health and mental health must come first. You can’t take care of a baby if you can’t take care of yourself. When I talked in the last post about me being selfish and needing to put the baby first, I mean wants and desires –not needs. Sleep, food, doctor visits, friends –whatever is necessary for you to remain emotionally stable, physically healthy, and mentally sane is ultimately in the best interest of the baby. Now, if you say your sanity is dependent on a weekly trip to the spa, I’m going to chuckle. But as long as you’re not going to the spa using money that should go toward food and diapers, it’s all good.