Raising a Wolverine

I’m nowhere near getting the hang of raising our little Wolverine. He’s our first so everything around the next bend is a complete surprise – or smack in the face depending on how you want to look at it. I’m a planner so this has definitely been hard to come to terms with.

It’s also crazy when you’ve spent the majority of your life wanting to be a Mum and when it happens it is the total opposite to what you thought it would be. I’m coming to terms with that aspect of it though and I think a large part of that is because Logan is getting easier to manage. He will never be an easy child (I’ve resigned myself to that fact) but he’s my child and I love him to bits.

Here are a few tips though that I thought I’d share:

  1. They do what they do – kids meet milestones at different times – side note THE INTERNET CAN BE WRONG!
  2. Don’t stress – very hard but make sure you take time to yourself – remember how you used to be Number 1? That’s still important!
  3. You can’t break them – well you can but if you’re that kind of parent you wouldn’t be reading this and you need way more help than these tips can offer.
  4. To each their own – all parents do things differently, don’t feel guilty that one mum is making their own fish fingers and you give them out of a packet (*cough* speaking from experience *cough*)
  5. They won’t eat – you know you’re amazing eater…in a few months they won’t eat a thing – don’t worry about it they still keep growing, who knows why!
  6. Do what you can do – if you weren’t superwoman before you had a baby (eg baking goddess, diy genius) you definitely won’t be after having a kid and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. If you were superwoman I don’t want to hear about it
  7. Sleep – if you’re baby sleeps through from the beginning don’t share this with parents who are tearing their hair out on day 5 of no sleep. Don’t believe people telling you that they will sleep through at 3 months, 6 months etc… see Number 1.
  8. You are amazing – don’t ever forget that and whilst you’re life will never be the same again try and keep doing what you were doing before – don’t lose yourself to being a Mum & Dad (but of course enjoy every minute because it is the best role of your life!).
  9. If all else fails have a big cry – sometimes it’s just what you need!

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6 thoughts on “Raising a Wolverine

  1. Sammie says:

    Great post Jess!

  2. Lila says:

    This is fantastic, Jess I’m sharing this post so others see this!

  3. EmmieGemmie says:

    I think I need to bookmark this post and come back to it every now and then!
    Great advice Jess

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