When my long-awaited daughter was born, the whole world turned upside down. In one moment, everything changed: my daily routine of sleep and wakefulness, dietary habits, interests and lifestyle.
The first month after the birth of the baby my mood was depressed. I was very pleased with her appearance in the family, only strong fatigue and fuss made themselves felt. Why bustle, you ask? Because, caring for the baby, I did not have time to do a lot of necessary, familiar and favorite things, namely:
1. Care for yourself.
As soon as I left the baby alone, she showed her dissatisfaction with a loud cry. Therefore, all the time while she was awake, I was near. When my daughter fell asleep, I also had a quiet hour. I slept after sleepless nights.
I did not have time not only to do makeup (which I used to do daily), and even wash my hair and brush my teeth. On the manicure, I generally keep quiet. As soon as I made up some nails, my precious crumb immediately asked for pens. Had to remove varnish and perform maternal duties.
2. Buy magazines.
Yes, do not be surprised 🙂 Despite the fact that I actively use the Internet, I had a habit of buying women’s magazines.
After childbirth, this tradition faded away. I didn’t have time for reading, so I didn’t even think about buying a press.
3. Go to visit.
Before birth, I often met with friends. It is not surprising that I didn’t have the time or energy for meeting with girls after the birth of my daughter. Even to a friend who lives a couple of floors above, I did not run for several months.
But the girls did not leave me without attention. Having learned our schedule of walks, they, whenever possible, made me a company, which made me feel good.
4. Do handicrafts.
If there is not enough time to wash your hair, then there is no need to talk about knitting and embroidery. The picture I started to embroider at 3 months of gestation had to be finished when the baby was one and a half years old.
Why not before? When my daughter began to crawl and stand on her legs, I was afraid that she would get to the needles.
When my daughter was a baby, my mother rescued me. I remember how she came to me with a 3-liter jar of soup. When the husband was off, he took over the preparation of food. The cook from him is unimportant, but he cooked porridge for a nursing mother not bad 🙂
I cooked only potatoes in my uniform. Perhaps, if the child was not so restless, I would have time to much more.
And what things have you no longer do after the birth of children?