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2 years ago

Feeling accomplished!

I promised myself I wouldn’t post this incognito. I want other mamas to see that it’s okay to not have an instant connection with your little one and it can sometimes take months to connect! So today I had my first picture taken of me and Elijah since we left the hospital and he is now 9 months. Since having Elijah I’ve really struggled with PPD and anxiety. I’ve always had depression and anxiety but it has had a bad flare up since I had bubs. I’ve been really struggling with bonding with him and I’ve been working so hard on it. Today I let my partner take a picture of us. It feels like I’m finally over the mountain I’ve been struggling to climb. I also for the first time managed to say “I love you” to Elijah a few days ago, it just came out and it almost felt wrong? I’m still working on that one but I’m so proud of myself and the progress I’ve made!
Feeling accomplished!

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2 years ago

You inspire others to work towards their goals.

2 years ago

What have you been doing to help bonding?

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2 years ago

Wow thats so beautiful 💜

2 years ago

I found that I struggled to talk to him. So...we sang! I sung all different songs everywhere! I’ve kept the pram facing me too. As soon as you turn the pram there’s a disconnect. So we go walks and sing, about everything! I just make up songs and tunes as I walk about what I see and sing it to him. Also I do bath time, I started getting in the bath with him and singing bath time songs. A big part of bonding I’ve found is talking to my little one which was realllly hard. So singing was the next best thing. It started with me just singing at him and now I’m singing to him.

2 years ago

Amazing of you for sharing! What a happy little dude! Going through similar so its lovely to see this x

2 years ago

Thanks for posting, we all need to see this!! So happy and proud of you❤️❤️you both are beautiful and look so happy!

2 years ago

Everything about this post has made my heart melt, you’re doing so well Mumma and this picture and post is beyond beautiful❤️

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