Congrats! Welcome to a beautiful world of parenting. Being a new mommy is such an exciting phase! For new dads too, it is a mixed feeling of awe, responsibility and it is the most cherished moment. The new born twirls everyone around his/her little finger and is certainly a VIP here. A new mom is sure to be flustered with a new regime, diet and lots of do's and don'ts from well-wishers. I would always say do what the doctor tells you. Life skills begin in a new way as you change a diaper, delicately avoid the fontanel and try to keep the baby warm and cosy. One tip is to learn how to massage the baby as this is the best form of bonding between the mother and child.
You must be sore and slightly uncomfortable. But we moms are blessed with a super strength almost like the wolverine to phase out stronger than before, each time we are bruised. In fact, the day will go in a blur, especially if you have lots of people visiting you. I would say despite all of it that is whizzing around you, make time to engage in a simple breathing exercise or even chants. Actually, do whatever is comfortable. This is a habit you can set for say about 10 minutes a day, so that from now on, as your child grows and however demanding the day gets, you have shelved 10 minutes of peaceful me-time. Focus on yourself too!
Are the clothes all about baggy pants, comfy T shirts and loose palazzos? Ah yes, that is quite an adjustment especially when you browse through your work clothes. Also have you looked into the new outfits designed especially for nursing moms? Albeit, please remember this is just a passing phase. You have done well till now and be proud of that. I would always recommend a new mom to get a good haircut, go for an olive oil massage for the nails or a simple hair spa at home. Engage in a beautician who is willing to deliver services at home at a time that is convenient to you. The accentuation is to feel good as you may be home bound for a few weeks.
One major change is diet. Nutritious food does not mean letting go of your favourite meals. You need more calories as you are nourishing your child. It is certain that you might pile on a few kilos but in a few months you can engage in a fitness regime or try out special exercises to target the flabby areas. Everything is so perfect when you see your baby growing or sleeping blissfully. Enjoy the babycoos and click lots of pictures.