My newborn will be three weeks old tomorrow, and I thankfully I haven’t got postpartum depression (yet). I feel blessed, and I wanted to share with you a few things I have been doing that have really helped me transition from “my” life, to life with a baby.
Sleep When Baby Sleeps– This is easier said than done and it’s something you hear everyone say. I think you’re lucky if you can actually do this- especially if you’re working or taking care of your other kids! Luckily I am able to do this, and it has been a lifesaver.
Have Alone Time– Even 30 minutes of time to yourself is important for your sanity.
Leave your husband, friend or another family member in charge of the little one so you can ” re charge.” For me, my alone time comes when I go for a run or take a shower or bath at night. This also allows my husband to have some one-on-one time with our son.
Get Outside- Rain or shine, I really believe fresh air is extremely good for people. Dress accordingly!
Get Out n’ About- I have seen the inside of my house more in the last 3 weeks than I have since we’ve moved in. There are many days where we don’t leave the house, except for a walk around the block. Making short trips to the grocery store or to a friend’s house has helped me not feel so cooped up.