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I always tell my clients to give themselves two weeks, or 14 days, post-delivery before they should expect the cloud to lift. I am trying to take some of my own advice (although you can guess I am not exactly good at that considering my schedule includes designing a whole collection before day 10!).
SOME THOUGHTS ON THE “TIGER MOM” DEBATE
As I am sure you are all aware there has been much debate around the self proclaimed “Tiger Mom” and her tyrannical parenting ways. Although I agree that many children are left to spend far too many hours surfing the web, watching TV and generally being under stimulated and under cared for, I don’t however, agree that forcing a young child to learn a piano song without water or bathroom breaks, or calling them garbage, is exactly the parenting style anyone should want to imitate.
For whatever reason mango juice is the hot item in our house at breakfast time. One problem however: it is thick and gooey and inevitably ends up all over JR’s highchair, pjs, me and now baby Wells!
This morning’s spill was particularly explosive and as I stared down at the thick orangey mess and my two slightly orange boys I felt the hormones well up into tears. Just as I was about to break down in ridiculous self pity I realized that I am one lucky lady and burst into laughter.
Baby Wells is now a week old and it is safe to say two things: one, I am completely in love and two, I have lost complete control over my hair! I was planning on attempting to fix it this morning and then I weighed up the fact that I had a spare 10 minutes to either try and make my hair look glam for my toddler and my one week old or I could indulge in an extra large latte while sitting down. I now know I still have my marbles because I chose the latte!
On Saturday evening Daron (my hubby), JR (my 2 ½ year old son) and I welcomed Wellington “Wells” Reade Pope into our lives at 5.51pm. Weighing in at 8Ibs 8 ounces I am glad to say this labor was drastically shorter than my 26 hours stint with JR! Having babies is a fascinating experience.
Seeing as there is a theme of preparedness and survival in this week's Morning Coffee, let's talk a little about what happens when the baby actually comes. Just as the last two week's of pregnancy are tough, the first two weeks of being a new mom are also incredibly difficult.
I don't think I intentionally set about being a Luddite but apparently it happened to me! Thankfully and at long last though I have been pulled into the technology era...well, sort of. My new Facebook page is live, I'm tweeting like a banshee and the first part of our spanking brand new website is up for all to see.
Survival Tips for the Last Weeks of Pregnancy:
- Don't stop working - even a little distraction from the office is going to make the days go quicker, and you also won't eat into your maternity leave.
10 Basic Parenting Rules to Live By
It’s hard to know what type of parents we are going to be before we become them. We all have ideas in our heads of what we certainly won’t do, or what we definitely want to try and do and sometimes there are too many opinions involved! So when in you’re in doubt, questioning your tactics, ...