There is a Swahili saying that says kubeba mimba sio kazi, Kazi ni kubwa; and believe me the person who came up with this knew what they were talking about.
It’s been 8 months since lady Mandy and Fancy Fingers we’re blessed with an adorable baby boy; but since his arrival – Mandy says she feels burnt out from all the sleepless nights, baby sitting shifts among other struggles new mums face.
For sure life has now become extra especially with her husband working late at the studio; which leaves her handling the baby even when her body feels like shutting down. Speaking about this journey, Lady Mandy wrote;
Eight months that feel like eight hundred years 😭😭 been in my feels the whole damn day…. Here are my mummy reflection and 2 cents on my journey so far… feel free to add ON in the comment section. It may help a mummy babe
New born experience
Apart from the fatigue, there are a few more struggles Mandy has had to put up with; but hey – it’s motherhood and like it or not – it never gets easier.
Through her gram, the young pointed out some of these ‘struggles’ and how she has handled them saying;
1. The difference between baby IN and baby OUT is like day and night. No one or thing really prepares you.
2. Breastfeeding is natural but not automatic
3.Parenthood is a ” Magigal Ghettaux ” kicks your ass more times than you would like to admit and fill your heart with love more than your little heart can seem to handle
4. Your child is the best teacher you ever thought you would have
Mandy went on to add;
5. The most overworked and in high demand muscle is TRUST
6. Get comfortable with vulnerability
7. It feels like you are in a strange body before and after baby too. Don’t know when this ends
8. Burnout is real , be always on the look out. Mummy time is KING