Hello good people, it has been a while but I’m here now! If you are reading this thank you for stopping by 🙂 “What have I been up to?” you might wonder. Well let me gist you. The last time I was here I was growing a little human and by God’s grace; my human is here now and I couldn’t be more in love. I have put my updates in categories so follow along and enjoy!
Motherhood – It’s funny how I used to think that it was corny when people said, “motherhood is the best hood” LOL!! Well, I’m now part of them; I LOVE IT HERE! I’m super grateful to be Anaishe’s mummy. Motherhood has been an interesting journey for me. I was blessed to have both my moms present when we brought her home from the hospital. We barely did night shift until she was 3 months (THANK YOU GLAMMA AU, GOGO SANNY, & TETE FAI). Having a schedule has saved me a lot and kept things moving smoothly in my home. I’m somewhat a perfectionist, which means that I always want to do everything and do them very well. I’m learning that it’s ok to delegate some chores, meal prep during the week or take a nap instead of doing dishes. My wise husband said something to me: “Our home is not a home if you are not ok; it’s just a house” *drops mic* It’s very important that I take care of me first so that I can pour into his and Anaishe’s cups. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not all glamorous, tears were shed too LOL! Breastfeeding showed me flames at some point. Let’s not forget the 4 month sleep regression. By God’s Grace we are still here and pushing through it all.
Health/Fitness – I just never thought I would have body insecurities to the extent of hating taking pictures but here I am. Accepting my new body has been the biggest challenge. I’m constantly comparing my new body to my old one which is also difficult not to do. I’m aware that my body did an amazing thing; housing and growing a human but I’m having a hard time extending grace to myself. The plan was to get back to some form of exercise at 3 months postpartum but my body was not close to being ready. It took some time and now I’m slowly getting back to working out. I still remember my first day back at the gym; I felt alive! I’m not as strong as before but I will eventually get there.
Marriage/Relationships – Now more than ever, I have to be more intentional in this area which means I must schedule date nights and make sure that we still get time to ourselves. We love our baby but we also need to nurture our marriage. I’m not one to call people but here I am, I’m doing it. I have been trying my best to make sure that I communicate more especially with the grandparents so they can virtually spend some time with their grand baby. I want to make sure Anaishe has amazing relationships with them and understands her roots. I honestly don’t want to hear, “Mommy who’s that?!” few years from now.
Work/Maternity Leave – I’m truly blessed to live in a country that offers 12 to 18 months of maternity leave which allows me to spend more time with little Miss Anaishe. So work right now is on hold until further notice. I still remember towards the end of my pregnancy saying I cant wait to be on maternity leave LOL jokes on me. If you ask me taking care of a child is still work. The only difference is that you don’t clock out at 5pm; you are always working 24/7′
I think that’s everything from me 🙂 If you made it to this part of my post, thank you for reading, I appreciate you. What have you been up to?! I would love to hear from you!