This isn’t my lunch. I remember the days when I would think “what do I want to eat” rather than “what will the boys like”. The baby slept a total of 4 hours last night. From 10.30-12.30 and again from 1am-3am. And that’s it 😭. I feel like death. He is asleep now and my 2 year old is eating this for lunch. I felt like curling up on the lounge this morning and trying to convince the boys that a DVD would be a great idea. Instead we got out of the house, had a 2 hour play session at the gym and are home for lunch before heading out again. It’s going to be a conscious effort to eat well today cause all I want is a Pepsi max to get me through (non-coffee drinker over here 🤷🏼♀️). Give me strength! #tiredmumma#twoundertwo#bbgcommunity#bbgmum#fitness#fitmum#healthyfeelsgood#foodporn
Me:How was preschool sweetie?
A:It was fine.
Me:What did you do?
A:I was falaxing with girls in a tent.
A:Mummy, would you like to falax with me?
Me:I'd love to but your sister isn't letting me.
Husband: Mummy can't remember when was the last time she falaxed.
Me: Mummy can't remember when was the last time mummy and daddy falaxed.
What do you get when you cross an evidence-based practice researcher, a physio, a uterine abnormality and a first pregnancy? A very "difficult" patient i.e. me.
I’m someone who questions why and when we should do things, refuses tests after making an informed choice but brings evidence, mindfulness, my values and emotions into (almost) every decision around pregnancy and new motherhood.
I had the support of an amazing midwife because I wanted to know I had someone to advocate for me when the decisions got really tough.
Many of the decisions were not the ones I wanted (Oh, how I had visualised my non-cesarean birth). I’d never once imagined reducing my work hours to part-time while still pregnant. Every exercise, food or activity choice (should I still surf?!) was met with uncertainty and usually a big dose of fear.
So, on this #bumpday , what do you need to help you make the 1 million pregnancy and parenting decisions that happen every day? 📷 me overheating at 8 months pregnant in the Queensland heat... I bought that beanbag purely to try to seek out comfort, now my son uses it as the perfect jumping off point.