Forgetting things? Know that your elusive memory will improve after the birth of your baby. You are not crazy- this is normal. If you can remember just this one thing you will be ahead of the game.
Here are some suggestions for keeping on track:
- Most of all keeping a sense of humor is key and don’t forget to tell the father and your friends that you need their help. If everyone is asking how he or she can help then this is the time to reach out and let them know that your memory is spotty and gain their support and understanding.
- Recruit your friends to remind you of important things. Have them call you or text you a half hour before important appointments, or set alarms on your phone with the appointments spelled out (don’t think that you will remember what the alarm is about).
- Make lists and put them in your purse, on your bathroom mirror and next to your bed. You can’t have too many reminders at this time.
I have a memory story to share with other moms. I’m a good knitter (cable stitches, and interesting switches of color in my patterns) and overall I like to challenge myself with a complicated design. Well, I selected a very easy baby blanket pattern that I could do in my sleep. And it looked like I did it in my sleep. I ripped it out countless times, dropped stitches and forgot where I was in a simple three-step pattern. I knitted the blanket at least 6 times and it’s still not perfect. But, the love knitted in is infinite and I have the perfect baby. The imperfect baby-blanket is now packed in a box awaiting the next perfect baby.
Let go of perfection in yourself and others, life is more about the small moments that add up to the joy that you can share with your friends and family.
Mother’s Special Blend is a good reminder for scheduling joy. Give yourself permission to pamper yourself and loved ones with Mother’s Special Blend and the simple pleasure of massaging hands, feet, bellies and breasts as you await your perfect baby. Remember natural and simple is always best. Follow your health care providers advice when it comes to you and your baby, they have seen and heard it all so don’t be afraid to ask them questions.