Dear mama with a fresh baby,
Repeat after me...
I do not need to please people to meet my newborn
I do not need to host people over
I can ask for help when I need it
My house can be messy
I don't need to look good for anyone
I need to focus on FEELING good for myself, and my baby
I don't need to rush my workout routine back
I can dress in comfortable loungewear and robes
My uterus takes weeks to shrink
My body needs to store fat to breastfeed
I need to nourish my body to be healthy and heal right
I am not crazy, my hormones are fluctuating
My old clothes will take a while to fit again
My newborn doesn't need to dress in cute clothes every day
My friends may not relate, understand or help, but I can find a new community of woman who can
I can hold my baby through naps, I am not spoiling my baby
I can boost my oxytocin levels with closeness to my baby
I can accept the new temporarily slow days with no schedule
I can follow my intuition, I can do things my way
I can sleep in with my baby to make up for the frequent night wakes
I can take advantage of my baby sleeping all day to take little naps or lay low
I can be grateful for my body and allow it time to heal
I can embrace not knowing what I am doing
I can go with the flow and learn along the way
I can stay away from guides, my baby and I are unique
I can release expectations
I can choose to make good memories out of this stage
I can enjoy this temporarily stage.
Enroll in my Postpartum Mom Care Course Here, ideally taken through the 2nd or 3rd trimester, but can be taken in the very early postpartum stage!
You can also enroll in Postpartum Plan here to learn how to make a personalized plan for postpartum for the smoothest postpartum transition, as well as how to prepare your mindset shift to go with the flow and ease into the unexpected!