I don’t even know how long it has been since my last blog post. I am sure it has been a few months!
Being a new mum can be tiring, Breastfeeding means I can’t rest at night and in the day with our little fast crawler I am constantly on the go!
I have had Ehlers Danlos Syndrome from birth but the Chronic pain only came about when I was 24.
I had times over the past few years where I would take a week off from everything and just sleep and lie on the sofa to recouperate. Sometimes a night out would leave me in agony for weeks!
Having a baby has changed all that and made it difficult to get the time to rest that I used to take for granted! I look back and it’s crazy I used to complain I had to lay down all day becuase now I don’t have that option available to me.
Just to state my little man is worth it and I am so happy to have been blessed to be a mum.
This week started with dislocating elbows which left me drained and I ended up going to my mum’s house for 4 days to get help with my little bundle of energy. Now I am back home and the dislocations and subluxations have moved to my hips and knees. This morning I can also feel that start of my fingers going!
This being said I was up every hour last night feeding my teething baby, I have had him with me all morning and he is so unhappy with his teeth he needs lots of play and entertaining!
This week I have my family over for my birthday on Monday, Baby class on Tuesday, Play Date on Wednesday, Graduation on Friday and a party to celebrate on Saturday!
I know it is a busy week and I will be drained but I can’t relax or rest. Having a baby with a chronic illness is hard! I am only 7 months in so I don’t have all the answers but I wanted to explain why I haven’t been very active and hopefully reach people in a similar situation who I can connect with and gain some type of support network!
I am in Breastfeeding groups, February mother groups but there are no groups I have found for mothers with chronic pain.
Message or let me know if you have any tips on how to get ‘me time’ or a break when you have a ‘little shadow’ as we call him!