As a parent you'll celebrate a number of special milestones with your baby; their first smile, the first time they roll over, their first word and those important first steps but it's important to celebrate your milestones as a parent too. Being a parent is the best thing in the world but it's no walk in the park. Therefore you're fully entitled to give yourself a pat on the back, shout "YES!" at the top of your voice or do a happy dance (my personal favourite) when you achieve what I like to call a small victory.
Today I wanted to share some of my small victories with you. They may seem insignificant but to me they're well deserved of my happy dance and they show me what a long way I've come in almost five months of being a mummy.
Collapsing and putting up the pram without help
Getting Arthur's car seat and isofix base in and out of my friend's car (and it's only 3 door!)
Going on the bus with Arthur in his pram
Tying my baby sling without watching the tutorial / needing my dad
Doing my makeup in five minutes (often one handed with Arthur on my knee)
Surviving the newborn nights and what seems to have been the four month sleep regression
Nearly five months of breastfeeding (hoping to do it for a year)
Bathing Arthur on my own
Breastfeeding in public without a cover up
Changing an explosive nappy in a public changing room
Leaving the house with everything you need in your changing bag (harder than you think!)
Getting Arthur to nap more regularly
Managing to blog, clean and wash during nap times
As I said, these might seem like insignificant things to some but to me they are small parenting victories worth celebrating. I think I'll continue to update this list as I think of more. My mind suddenly went blank!
What are your small victories? (They don't have to be parenting related!)
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