So we are now a family of four, and so far so good. If you know me it will come as no surprise to hear that I found going from zero babies to having Esther, a really difficult transition. I second guessed everything I did and every decision we made, and as a result just generally ended up a big anxious mess. I constantly looked at other mothers and compared myself, they made it looked so easy and I was sinking.
So six weeks into our new squad set up and I couldn’t feel any different to the first time around. It is no doubt due to the fact that I have an amazing little helper by my side who loves to be involved as much as she can, and because of this we are a unit, a team and she gives me the confidence to know that ‘I got this’ … I mean she is awesome so I couldn’t haven’t done that much wrong the first time!!
I don’t feel like I have to do the whole baby group/ competitive mothers thing. I don’t have to dress up to reassure strangers (and myself) that I’m coping. And if I’m honest I don’t need anymore friends, I like the ones I’ve got and, hopefully, they like me (and my babies!).
I’m grateful to have the beauty of hindsight on my side as now I can relax, enjoy and appreciate this precious time with my little crew, without all of those ridiculous, irrational worries I had before. I’ve learnt that there is no baby/ child related issue that a baby wipe cannot resolve!!