I’m still having trouble accepting my post-baby body. I think because I was always so tiny and my weight never fluctuated that I took for granted that I knew what size I was in clothing and I looked ok in them.
- I’m wearing stuff I haven’t worn before as previously they were a little too big
- My body now wears battle wounds from giving birth to my boy
- The majority of my clothes do not fit me
- I’m on maternity leave and don’t have money to buy new clothes
- My body confidence is at an all-time low
I suppose 4 and a half months isn’t long to adjust to a new body after years of having a body that didn’t change.
This guy, completely makes my life.
I have a pretty swell hubby, and a charming baby, but for some reason, my cat is the cherry on the top.
It’s been a rough time for him. He was here before the baby and he’s had to adjust. Despite me previously not being a ‘cat person’, I am a convert. He’s pretty much my cat. I’m his primary carer.
After dealing with a baby, as well as an influx of visitors, he was pretty stressed. He ended up in hospital with a urethral plug which, if left, can be fatal within a couple of days.
Luckily, he’s all good. I’ve nursed him back to health and he seems happier than ever. On the vet’s advice we’ve started using a Feliway plug-in and either it’s a weird coincidence, or it totally works.
Bruce is like a more confident version of himself. He’s not hiding away all the time. Even when people are here he will usually show his face (unless it’s a big group). He even goes up to my sister and parents for fuss now. I’m so proud of the way he’s dealt with this. Hopefully we won’t have a recurrence. He’s now on Hills Urinary Stress food and I’m making even MORE of an effort to give him mummy time (even if it means I have no time to myself).
It’s crazy how a cat can mean as much to me as my baby and husband. Am I mad?!
Last night whilst feeding Theodore I was suddenly hit with my love for him. I’ve never felt that before. It took until he was 2 days off of being 4 months old to realise I loved him and that I wasn’t just feeling protective over him..
I do feel a little sad that it took this long to feel like that about him. But now I finally get it.