I started the day like this . And am happy to say from a few good emails, a phone call and a good chat with my partner (not to mention two hours all by myself) I am like this !
I am a first time mom and we all celebrated Zimmi's half year birthday two days ago. Celebrated in different ways... meaning due to serious sleep deprivation from rashes and teething we talked about celebrating his half year day the day before, I had a meltdown on the day and we went out for a nice drive to buy various teething soothers, a good walk in the mountains and lunch the day after.
I share all this because I am struggling in finding the balance at the moment. Zimmi is a mello baby and I am a nervous nelly momma, add sleep deprivation to the mix and it cranks up to full blown worry wart! By this morning I realized that I had not contacted friends for over three weeks, I was comparing myself to everyone and began to fear EVERYTHING! (Could I actually do this? kinda thing) This has definitely been the most challenging time so far...and yet I love it. But I have learned that I need to ask for help and share...a little... of what is going on.
So first thinking that I had a teething issue, then a co-sleep issue, then a sleep pattern issue, then a partner issue with a little space and a few nudges of support, what I have is all normal infancy 'stuff' that if I can find more of a balance will all be manageable...well a lot more manageable!
So making a long tale a little longer, I would love to hear ways of how you found and are maintaining balance with baby, partner and self. I am hoping for more of the "how you do it" as I have the idea, the intention but the energy, focus and action are not yet on the same page.
Thanks for reading this saga and I look forward to hearing from you.