Written by: Sandy Mortimer
Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
This Psalm talks about God creating us. He formed us in our mother’s womb. Creation of life is such an amazing thing. We as mothers get to be a part of God’s plan of creation. How amazing is that?
Let me introduce myself and what this blog is all about. My name is Sandy. I am a wife of 42 years to a wonderful man, a mother to 2 beautiful children and grandmother to 5 incredible grandchildren, and I love every moment of it. I do not have any medical qualifications. What I can offer is some life experiences and some research into postpartum care for the woman and advice (accept it or not, entirely up to you), that just may help in the here and now and the years to come.
Not much advice is given these days I find into the importance of what to do after the baby arrives. Somehow, we feel there is so much to be done as new mums that we forget about ourselves and what we have just been through. To all you new mums out there, if there is one bit of advice I could give, and it was the only one, it would be to relax and just enjoy this moment. It is going to pass so quickly. You may think that you don’t have time to do that. Well take the time. Look at that beautiful bundle of joy in your arms and enjoy. I think if I had my time over, I would definitely do that more.
So what I’m planning to do in the blogs to follow is to give some helpful hints into how to look after yourself and how important it is to do this in the early stages of postpartum, also called the fourth trimester. Hopefully you will find these blogs helpful. Stay tuned.