Thursday, 6 October 2011

Note to self: Be kinder to myself

I just read a great post on Authentic Parenting about the emotional journey of pregnancy and how it can bring out lots of deeper feelings and emotions that maybe haven't been consciously dealt with, and it just hit a nerve with me as I've been feeling pretty crappy today. It's easy to blame moods on hormones and pass them off as of no more consequence than a chemical imbalance in the brain, but often there is something calling out for attention from deeper within the psyche. I've realised my inner child has been in a pretty bad way today and actually needs a bit of nurturing after all the tantrums she's had, trying to get my attention.

On a plus note, there's an excellent book giveaway on the same blog which is about night-weaning, a subject I dimly recollect struggling with when Milly was a little younger - it's amazing how fast our brains erase the awful bits of parenting, isn't it? Even now, although it's a long time since she was waking for feeds, she wakes at least once a night and needs me to put her back under the covers, so I don't know how much sleep I'm going to get (if any) once new baby appears next March.... I think I'll need all the help I can get by then!

Warning: boob shot!


  1. I have found the same thing with all my pregnancies and for a good few weeks post partum as well.
    All kinds of unconcious memories, issues etc come to the fore and I find my self in floods much of the time :)
    Cleansing floods. But floods all the same :)
    Thanks for your comment over at my blog today :)

  2. It's so weird, becoming this different person each time. I think I had about 3 weeks before getting pregnant this time when I truly felt I was myself again, and as 'normal' as I get! my lovely husband puts up with a lot....

    I'm so glad I found your blog, it's like entering a room full of peace and beauty :)


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