Hi Beautiful People!!
It’s been quite a while, well almost a year since I’ve made a blog post. Not going to lie, it’s a little hard keeping up with Instagram, TikTok, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Shoutout to the content creators that can do it all so consistently, cause your girl is struggling! Lol! But a little life update of what happened in just a years time! If you’re following me on Instagram, you’ll get all the latest tea and life updates. Well, my husband and I finally got pregnant and we had a baby! We had a girl, named Sariyah. I’ll be linking my pregnancy story along with our birth story very soon. It’s in the editing process, it’s coming yall, I promise 😩 I won’t get into too much detail in this post about our pregnancy yet, but now that I am almost 8 weeks postpartum, I wanted to share something on community support for new moms/new parents.
I can’t believe we are walking into 8 weeks already! 🥺 she’s getting so big, too quickly! She’s been laughing, cooing, and making all kind of noises. On top of conquering tummy time, sometimes, I feel like she tries to jump out my arms 😂💃🏾. She’s growing beautifully and we are so excited!
Now, almost being 8 weeks postpartum, Let’s discuss community support. Postpartum is one hell of a ride and while everyone’s #postpartum experience is very different, a new mom/parents can use all the support they can get. Whether it be your relative, close friend, someone special in your life. With maneuvering in a new strange world with a #newborn baby, with waves of emotions, feelings of being overwhelmed and tired, especially with a full schedule, a strong community is needed. Here are some ways that you can help a #newmom/dad #newparents.
• Check in via phone call, text, etc. A baby is new and exciting, but many times, moms are forgotten. First thing that people may ask is “how’s the baby,” but what about “how are you, new mommy?” Be an ear to listen 💕
• Ask if mom/dad may need anything. Many times, someone like myself, asking for help is SO HARD! A simple, could I get/help you with anything, goes a long way.
• As much as you may want to visit to hold the new baby, as long as mom is accepting visits, moms don’t necessarily need help holding the baby. Stay a while, ask if there is anything that you can help with. Could be laundry, cooking a meal, running errands for mom, straightening up the house (did I tell you having a baby, your house will be turned upside down?😂)
• Ask mom/dad if they have eaten. Bringing home a new baby, cooking is out the window. Sometimes, even forgetting to eat. Bring a dish, come over and cook, or send a meal. Trust me, it helps.
• Lastly, love on the new parents. They need all the hugs, love, and support they can get. It literally takes a village 🏠
What do you think of these support tips. As a mom, could you have benefited from any of these and if so, how did it help you and make you feel? As a supporter, have you tried any of these?
I’d love to hear some feedback in the comments and even additional ways one can support a new mom/parents.
Thanks for reading. Peace.