What I learnt in a month: Motherhood.

As my son turns a month old, and as a first time mum. I thought it’d be fun to share what I’ve learnt in my first month. Which as a first time mother, is something I’m still trying to navigate through. I still look at my son and I have to pinch myself. I still can’t believe I did it through the pregnancy and labour.

The first thing I’ve learnt is money just disappears. It’s pretty explanatory that it spent on the essentials; milk formula, nappies, baby wipes etc. It’s also easy for money to disappear on toys. I know my Jackson is too young at the moment for toys, but this year is his first Christmas, even if he’ll be just under 2 months old. I’ve bought him a lot of toys for Christmas that he can grow into throughout the year.

I’ve also got pretty good at changing nappies efficiently. This is mainly a skill I’ve developed to avoid or at least lesson the chance of him peeing on himself and getting his clothes wet.

I’ve been spit up on and urinated on. which since becoming a mum, I’ve learnt is okay and not as gross as it may sound. This also includes going out in clothes with spit up on. Body secretions really don’t faze me anymore, its all a part of motherhood.

Since having Jackson, I’m determined to better myself. I’ve been looking into going back to school, to be able to get a better job to provide for him. I’m also going to be working more on my blog, as in my ideal world this is what I’d love to do full time. As it’d give me the flexibility to be there for my son, and work doing something I enjoy.

All in all, I’ve enjoyed being the mum to my handsome little man in this first month, and I can’t wait to watch him grow in the months and years to come.

~RebeccaKLxo

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Welcome to the world!

My partner and I are so proud and exhaustedly happy to announce that our baby boy we were expecting, has finally arrived into this world. Jackson Leslie Thomas arrived into this beautiful world on the 2nd November 2017 at 4:30am. I know not every reader is going to be interested in my birth story. But this post is more for my records, to look back on.

I must start by saying, I have a newfound appreciation and respect to every mother out in this crazy world. I have to say this was the most difficult and intense end of pregnancy journey ever. I had an idea that labour and birth wasn’t going to be easy and very painful, however I wasn’t expecting what I felt. It”s an extremely intense feeling of pain.

In preparation for the big day, I had my hospital bag packed, and a birth plan written. Although everything happened so fast, and there was somethings in my plan I just couldn’t do. I originally planned to be as active as possible through labour. However, the contractions were just so intense, I just couldn’t deal with it. Because of my difficulty dealing with it, as the contractions got way worse, and my partner phoned the hospital back up, they told us to come straight it in, and they’d have a room set up for us, and the water birth pool ready.

I must say that trip back to the hospital felt like the longest 15/20 minute drive felt like forever. When we got to the hospital, the security guard got me a wheelchair, because between contractions I could not walk. It was 3am when I got into the pool, and labour was established. My original plan was no painkillers, as natural as possible. I ended up having a little gas and air, but I didn’t feel like it had much of an effect on me. This lead to me barely using it. For my first time, labour only lasted an hour and a half.

Jackson arrived 6 days late, on the 2nd November 2017 at 4:30am.

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If you head over to my instagram (rebeccaklxo) : you’ll see more of our Jackson, as I just post so much baby spam.

~RebeccaKLxo