To mom from baby: Birth to three months

Hey it’s me, that little person you grew inside your belly.  I’m out now, and thought I would share a few of my thoughts with you.

When I first arrived into your world it was a bit scary. The room was bright, almost blinding and the new sounds were crazy, even the ones that came from my mouth!  But then you looked me in the eye, spoke softly and we connected.  I felt safe when you cuddled me on your chest; as I lay with you, my skin next to yours, it was comforting to hear the familiar “lub-dub, lub-dub” of your heartbeat. I felt relaxed and happy to be close to you.

Young baby (5 weeks old) with mother.

After a wee catnap on your chest, I got hungry. The “buffet” cord that used to feed me had disappeared.  I mustered up the energy to wiggle across your chest and was thrilled to find the best drink I’ve ever tasted.  To my surprise it was unlimited refills, a huge relief  since my tummy seems to fill and empty quickly!

It’s been three months since my birthday and my life on the outside is exciting!

Play time around our house is amazing. I love all the fun mirrors, mobiles and colourful shakers, even tummy time is cool, but by far my favourite toy is you. Your silly faces, funny sounds and crazy dance moves are the best and my body feels happy and tired after playing together.

Young mother is playing with her baby boy in bed

Night time is a bit different. It can be long for me. I miss you sometimes and still get hungry. I think it’s because my tummy is still small and I’m always growing.  I often wonder if I will be as tall as you when I wake up.  Please keep coming when I call for you. You aren’t spoiling me – I’m actually building my trust in you.  You are my lifeline and you make me feel very secure.

Sleeping Baby Girl

It is really helpful that when I talk or cry, you are beginning to understand me  even though our words sound different.  I can’t figure out how you do it, but maybe it’s all that face time we have together. I really love it when we chat back and forth and you tell me what’s happening or show me new and different things. As for the timing of  my late night conversations, not ideal, I know, but my body is changing so quickly that it’s out of my control. I certainly work hard to look extremely cute when you arrive so you don’t feel flustered.   Most of the time I think it works! Mommy, I really do appreciate all the things you do for me and love you to the moon and back.

Thanks for being there, you’re the best!  xo

 

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About Carolyn Wilkie, RN

For most of my nursing years I have been out in the community supporting new parents on their fabulous and sometimes crazy journey into parenthood! I love working as part of the HaltonParents team. I have 2 sweet boys, who continue to amaze and surprise me everyday. So glad we could connect.
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