10 things a new mum hates
Rewind to my pregnant self; bold, affirmative and knew exactly what I was going to do.
I was confident in my ability and not afraid to express that. My ability to how I would raise my child and the decisions I would make.
People always tell you that you will get a lot of advice. Just acknowledge it and do it how you would anyway. Sounds simple enough right? Except no one prepared you for the emotional attachment you’ll form behind ‘others’ advice to you. The way it will make you question your own abilities, decisions and bring about confusion but most of all how you will struggle to tell them to their face when something is bothering you.
These are the things a new mum won’t say to your face but wish you would understand that she dislikes the following in no particular order.
- KISSING HER BABY
- TELLING HER THAT BREASTMILK ISN’T ENOUGH
- TELLING HER THE BABY NEEDS TO GO TO SLEEP
- TELLING HER IT IS TIME TO START SOLIDS
- TELLING HER THAT THE BABY SHOULD SLEEP THROUGH THE NIGHT
- QUESTIONING HER ‘ROUTINE’ CHOICES
- WALKING AWAY FROM HER WITH HER BABY
- PUTTING YOUR FINGERS IN HER BABIES MOUTH
- COUGHING NEAR HER BABY
- TELLING HER WHAT IS WRONG WITH HER BABY
- TELLING HER SHE SHOULD HAVE A NIGHT AWAY FROM HER BABY
- TELLING HER WHAT YOU DID
For some reason, everything becomes so much more emotionally personal when advice is given as a new mum.
You really hold your decisions close to your heart. You have already done a lot of research and probably already know about the suggestions someone is going to give. It is good to remember if it isn’t asked for to simply just not share.