Having a baby creates not just one new life, but two.
I’m no longer the woman I was before our pregnancy, let alone now that our little darling has arrived! I not only feel different, but I look different, and my life is vastly different than what I have always known.
I know there are parts of me that will never be the same, and to be honest, it has been a mental struggle to look in the mirror and continue to see me, but slowly and surely, I feel that my body and mind are regaining strength. Still I remain confused – the old me is gone, and the new me, as a mum, is still so foreign. I’ve got a long way to go before I know myself again!
How do you find time to recreate you, when you are so busy creating this new life? At first glance it felt impossible to find time for myself. These negative thoughts led me through some very tough times in my pregnancy, that in hindsight I wish I had stayed stronger and fought harder to dissolve such negativity. Now that baby is here though, I’m determined to stay positive and healthy. There is nothing I want more in this world than to create a happy, healthy environment for my daughter, and a better world for her to grow up in. I want to show her that women can do everything and anything! That mum’s have the power!
In order to do this, I must believe in myself. I must find the inner strength and create my new life too, a life that wholly and completely includes my child. Even though I feel like I’m flying by the seat of my pants in this new role called motherhood, I am still in control of my thoughts and actions!
I believe I can be fit, healthy, and above all, have fun with my baby.
Welcome to my new life.