At Mum’s and Bubs group this week I was feeling very open after my doctors visit and opening up on my blog about how I’ve been feeling. Your responses in your comments made me realise how common my feelings are, especially for new mums.
I walked into the Mother’s group and thought how crazy it is that we seem to put so much effort into putting up a front of perfection. How happy we are, how well our babies are doing…. so far, no one had really said, “I had a shit day”.
So I walked in and said it. Well, not exactly. I said, “is anyone else feeling a bit crappy lately?”….. and that was all that was needed for the conversation to flow. Everyone opened up about something, whether it be feeling bored, sometimes not enjoying being a mum as much as they thought they would, or (not) trying sex for the first time since having a baby.
It was SO refreshing and I hope as helpful to all the other women as it was to me. Why do we feel the need to battle alone?
I’m so thankful that I have a wonderful husband, family and friends to talk to, as well as my wonderful blog readers. I just need to make sure I make the most of my network when I really need it. And to stop with the bullshit. Sometimes life is a bit shit for everyone. Let’s help each other get through it. Then have all the more to smile about together when the sun is shining.