Retro Mummy is all about life as a stay at home mummy to 5 little people under the age of 7. A former investment banker my life is now about baking, babies, feeding the family, renovating our very 70's Brady Bunch house and craft. I am obsessed with craft and share my love of knitting, crochet, quilting and sewing with anyone who listens. That's why I blog.
Top 10 signs you've just had a baby
I have just had my 5th baby and like to think I know a thing or two about having a newborn in the house. But let me tell you that whether it's your 1st or your 5th baby there are some universal facts of life about having a newborn in your life.
1. Your personal grooming has gone right out the window. I'm talking eyebrows, putting on deodorant, getting a shower every day, shaving your legs and brushing your hair. When you are looking after the demands of a baby you quickly learn that you come second.
2. You wish someone had invented the drive- through milk bar. How fabulous to drive through and pick up milk, bread, toilet paper, chocolate and other essentials without getting yourself, your baby and other children out of the car. Seriously, it's a million dollar idea.
3. Before leaving the house you need to do a quick check of your shoulders to make sure you aren't wearing baby vomit or dribble.
4. You can't believe how one little person can create so much extra dirty laundry.
5 Your partner wakes up to tell you they had a great night's sleep and asks did the baby sleep through. You roll your eyes and tell him you've been up since 2am or haven't had any sleep.
6. You call your partner at work only when baby is crying so he feels sorry for you and comes home early to help you out. You are hanging out to pass baby on to someone else for a while.
7. When baby sleeps you run around like a crazy woman trying to go to the bathroom, get a drink, put a load of laundry on, get a snack, tidy up or you can't move from the couch out of pure exhaustion and just think about what you'll do next.
8. You've never spent so much time on the couch as you master feeding a baby - babies feed a lot in the early weeks and it seems like you spend all day sitting down!
9. You master doing your daily tasks with one hand - I'm talking typing, texting, making a drink or snack, putting laundry on, opening the door - while the other hand holds the baby.
10. If you have older children then you seriously think that home schooling would be a great idea so you didn't have to do the school run and leave the house everyday.
The good news is that it gets easier and for me it’s the 6 week mark!