I remember when my son was born – being up at night, trying to catch a few hours of sleep during the day, breastfeeding every few hours, learning to cope on little sleep and the demands of suddenly being on call 24/7. New moms are tired! Also, you’re on maternity leave and you’re home all day with your kids. Why bother getting all prettied up, right? I used to spend those days in my PJs… I felt frumpy and rundown.
At one point I decided I needed to get out of the rut I was in. Being a mom is the most fabulous experience of your life and I wanted to feel fabulous about doing it.
First order of business – get off my butt and exercise. During the summer I popped my son in the stroller and went for a walk, during the winter I got a gym membership at a gym that had a daycare.
Second step – get some nice clothes – no more living in my PJs! I went out in search of some fabulous clothes that would allow me to easily breastfeed and still look fabulous doing it. Really, I had a hard time finding anything I liked, so, I started up my own store, BumbleWee Nursing Wear, and ordered all of the nicest breastfeeding clothing I could find!
As new moms, we are so focused on our baby that we sometimes forget to pamper ourselves in the little ways that we deserve. I found that between getting out, exercising and dressing my best, I started to feel human again. Don’t overlook yourself in your daily activities, taking that extra time will help you to feel good about yourself and be the best mom that you can be for your children.
Having a hard time getting that workout in? Try to involve your baby in your workout. Check out a mom and baby yoga or swim class. Go for a walk with baby in the stroller in a mall or outdoors. There’s many ways to include your child in your workout.
Having a hard time finding some fabulous clothes that will allow you to breastfeed? Check out BumbleWee Nursing Wear at http://www.bumbleweenursing.ca