So yesterday I read a post on @lola.akinseye's page and it brought back some not very pleasant memories! Lol!
I definitely had baby blues. After I had Nadia, my body went through all sorts and I was so not prepared! I was sore, my boobs were ALWAYS engorged and my baby would cough EVERYTIME I nursed her, I was always so scared when I had to breastfeed, coupled with the sleepless nights, early mornings, constant feeding, changing diapers, just to name a few. I was overwhelmed and It felt like my entire life had changed overnight. I definitely loved my daughter at first sight but I never wanted to be alone with her! If we ever were alone I would have major anxiety attacks! It didn't help that I found out I had the Recti Diastisis. I was always exhausted and I was unhappy. At first, I couldn't talk about it, I mean that would be me being ungrateful for this beautiful bundle of joy I was given wouldn't it? I would wake up at night and just cry! It was horrible!
But guess what? It got better with time, I began to adjust. And at some point I could look at myself again. The first six weeks are the hardest I tell you. But it gets better. It will get better. Expecting mums, prepare your mind and consciously pray about it. Ask God to prepare you for the journey ahead. Pregnancy is the easy part. And if after having your baby you feel like you may have some of these symptoms, please talk to someone. Talking about it helps a lot, especially with a fellow mum who can relate. Most of all, know that you are not alone! It doesn't mean you're a bad mum or that you're ungrateful. It shows that you acknowledge that there's something wrong and that is the first step to recovery! ❤️