This morning, tears flowed out on the thin film over my eyeballs and then dripped onto my cheeks. I wanted JJ to sleep so he could be his bubbly self throughout the day. Obviously the selfish part was I wanted a snooze, or a small break. I’ve been up since 440am rocking his heavy body to go back to sleep with my arms aching. Then came nap time, and JJ was screaming to go to sleep but he kept arching himself going crazy, throwing his arms and legs everywhere. So I continued with the gentle rocking and finally, the little monster turned into an angel sleeping.
All mums (and dads), go through a whirl wind of emotions such as above, extreme fatigue, unbelievable multi-tasking, and nonstop organising. A never ending unpaid job! We all get hell days or even minutes which can seem everlasting. So a little help from other mums is a welcome! From a mum to another, every small gesture goes a long way, so maybe some items that can be borrowed, a playdate arranged, advice given or a smile from afar.
From other mums; my mum, cousin, friends, NCT group and Babycentre group have all lent me a handful of items. From sleepyhead, Moses basket, sterilisers, clothes, toys, seats and books; all these items add up. I’ve also received used clothes but in great condition! Absolutely amazing! For little babies, clothing and items can be so ridiculously priced! Items for Sale in the local area on Facebook groups is money saving! I’ve bought loads from there.
The time has come, and I get to pass items on. Maybe they will return once I have another child but that will be quite some time! Ahahaha! This was a huge box and I don’t think the receiver was expecting this much goodies! I think it came to around £400 worth of mummy and baby stuff! WOW!
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