Did you feel this way?
I’ve been thinking……. I’m wondering if you felt the same as me when you became a new parent?
After all the excitement and planning of the pregnancy and the birth, the newborn phase passed in a blur of tiredness and insecurity.
But slowly, things settled down. I started to get the hang of this parenting thing.
But there was one big problem……not one of my friends had a baby. Not a single one! Our family all lived overseas, and all of my local friends were in a different phase of life to me. I loved them dearly, but they just couldn’t relate to what I was going through any more.
I felt a bit down, and to be honest, lonely. I loved my little boy so much, but had no-one to talk to about the silly little things you never think of before becoming a parent. No one to talk about what to do if he wasn’t a good feeder, or get advice on how to get some much needed rest!
As a bit of an introvert, going out there and just ‘making friends’ with other parents seemed really rather intimidating. And where would I find them anyway?
Should I just stay home – drowning my sorrows in ice cream and DVDs (we didn’t have Netflix back then!)?
That’s when it hit me- I had to get ‘out there’ and find other new Mums like me!
Joining baby activities, changed my life. Some of my closest friends are the ladies I met over 6 years ago now when my little man was even littler.
I tried all sorts; playgroups, baby yoga, swimming lessons- but what I loved the most was making music with my little man.
And that’s what inspired me to run my own sessions, and after a lot of research, I discovered the magical world of Hartbeeps and decided to bring it to Cairns.
I love meeting new parents and their bubs, and watching them get to know each other is just wonderful and so much fun.
Thankyou for letting me be a part of this big, scary journey into parenthood- you got this!!
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