STACEY

Si­enna (8½ months)

Little Treasures - - COFFEE GROUP -

I had a lot of sup­port. My par­ents live up the road and my broth­ers and my hus­band’s mum live close too. My hus­band and I are both teach­ers so we had the big six-week hol­i­day. It was re­ally help­ful to have an ex­tra pair of hands. I was re­ally lucky that Si­enna was a good sleeper in those first few weeks. I was ex­pect­ing to be up ev­ery two or three hours but she slept for five hours at a time. When she did have a bad sleep I found that it re­ally helped to get out of the house. I’d try to go out ev­ery sec­ond day, whether it was just to get a cof­fee or to go to my par­ents’ house. The one thing that I strug­gled to find the time to do was ex­er­cise. I found it hard to get back into it. Now I’m back at work I’m still find­ing it hard to fit ex­er­cise in. My Food Bag has helped a lot for meals. Not hav­ing to think about what to cook each night, hav­ing that ap­pear on the doorstep ev­ery Sun­day and not hav­ing to go out and do the gro­cery shop­ping was a life­saver. Those are the things you take for granted nor­mally – you’re not able to pop up to the su­per­mar­ket in those first few weeks – you’ve got to think about how she’s go­ing to be, when she’s go­ing to sleep, the whole rou­tine – that took me a while to get used to.

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