October has gone past, but it has been the most amazing month of my life!
After Aiden’s birth, I’ve felt like I’ve been trapped in a beautiful baby bubble for the whole month. We’re always adjusting to our current reality, but we’re having a great time doing so. Many of the difficulties that come with becoming a new parent are much outweighed by the love that our baby boy has given us.
It can be daunting at times, and I’m not sure how I’m still moving on so little sleep, but luckily I’m doing better than I anticipated. I have a whole post planned about my life as a new mother and my feelings, but still in these early days, I feel like a completely different individual.
With our little man’s birth in the middle of the month, it’s been more about him, but Celery and Cupcakes has been included in a lot of incredible locations. It’s wonderful to see my little blog flourish!
An online recipe book included my Blueberry & Almond Polenta Cake (page 56). I just adore how it’s been done, and it’s given me some great ideas for the future.
In addition, my first paper has included me! This month’s issue of Women’s Fitness UK features my Salted Almond Butter Flapjack recipe, as well as a lovely write-up about the site.
This month on the web, I posted some delicious recipes like my No Bake Peanut Butter and Coconut Balls, Chocolate Chia Courgette Bread Porridge, and, most recently, my Hot Chocolate Chia Smoothie.
This month’s most popular blog posts include:
The last few days and some final reflections – week 41
My labour tale – the day my life shifted
Aiden, welcome to the future!
I’m also looking forward to the next few months since some of my favourite winter holidays are approaching: Halloween, Bonfire Night, and Christmas, to name a few. This is my favourite time of year!
Last month, I spent a lot of time thinking about self-love and the value of finding time for yourself, and I recorded my thoughts on the site. I can relate to this now more than ever since caring for Aiden consumes the most of my time; it’s amazing how quickly the days pass. My priority is to be with him, but I still recognise that in order to be at my best with him, I must take care of myself. So far, I’ve bought some new clothes and put my pregnant clothes aside, and I’ve managed to sleep whenever I can throughout the day. It makes such a difference to put on some make-up in the morning, make an attempt with my clothing, and prepare a healthy dinner. To be frank, also 5 minutes to myself is something I value and don’t feel bad about. I understand that taking care of myself is just as vital as taking care of my son.
Life has been such a balancing act that I am having difficulty prioritising some tasks. I’m a really organised person who is constantly on the move. I enjoy the art of being willing to do anything. Now I’m happy if I have the dishes washed once in a while – it’s all about the’small tiny wins’ for me right now. My top goal is to spend time with my little one, and anything else would ideally fall into place around that. It’s been a period of transition and big adjustments for me, but it’s all been worthwhile. All is so insanely awesome right now!
How was your month of October? How can you deal with transitions and changes?
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