When your a new mum you learn as you go. Even though i have worked with children since i left senior school having your own is very different. Olivia is now 2 and a half and i have loved watching her grown and develop. There is something very special about those newborn days.
It seems like forever ago that Olivia was a little precious newborn. I do love the age that she is at now, she has such a great personality. But if I’m honest i miss those newborn days too.
The 5 top things i miss about life with a newborn are –
1. The cuddles
I miss the days that i would sit there cradling her in my arms, watching her sleep. I could lay her on my chest and she would stay there all content peacefully sleeping. It’s very rare to get a cuddle now. I mean a proper cuddle not just a quick hug goodbye or goodnight. The only time i really get proper snuggly cuddles now is when she is poorly.
I miss when we would snuggle up and have a little nap together. Some of my favourite photos are of us napping in those newborn days.
3. Night Feeds
That feeling of it just being the two of you while the rest of the world sleeps. Quiet snuggles in the dark that are totally uninterrupted.
4. Being surrounded by loved ones
With everybody wanting to meet the new addition and offer help and support. The first few days and weeks you are wrapped up in love with visits from your family and friends. Everybody joins together with this tiny baby at the centre of it all.
5. The teeny newborn clothes
Even before Olivia was born i used to love sorting her clothes. Nothing is cuter, clothes in bigger sizes is just not the same.
Maybe on day i may get to experience it all again. What do you miss about the newborn days?