To ask for tips on how to get through the post newborn stage comedown?

(14 Posts)
Notimefortossers Wed 27-Jul-16 14:39:38

You know the one. You have a baby and you run off adrenaline for about 3 months. And then you hit a wall, crash and burn when the last 3 sleepless months catch up with you. I have just hit said wall and I'm going to a festival tomorrow - with my 4 children. Help me!

MumOfTwoMasterOfNone Wed 27-Jul-16 14:41:39

I can't...I'm in the same boat though. Currently have nearly 6 month old, am exhausted and living in a building site with no kitchen ceiling and soon no kitchen. Have some cake
Hope you're feeling better soon.

Notimefortossers Wed 27-Jul-16 14:51:30

Thanks. Cake gratefully accepted. You have some too x

lovelilies Wed 27-Jul-16 14:52:52

Super early night! Partner to do night feed tonight if not BF...
Yoga?

Notimefortossers Wed 27-Jul-16 15:03:01

I'm all over the early night. Kids in at 7pm, me just after. Baby is ebf. There is a yoga class every morning at the festival. Maybe I'll give it a go . . . and some meditation .. . . and a massage . . . Maybe I'll be better off there? My mum is coming! I don't have an extra pair of hands 24/7 at home!

VairyVAIRYhungrycaterpillar Wed 27-Jul-16 15:13:01

That is totally amazing you are going to a festival though? I have hit the post-newborn wall too. Everything is fine now apart from the overwhelming BF HUNGER. I could eat YOU ALL. Twas fine with first dc, just ate several tons of salad and veg etc but I have no resistance left in face of yummy first child's food eg pasta, shepherd's pie etc <lumbers off in search of more>

MumOfTwoMasterOfNone Wed 27-Jul-16 15:17:21

I'm so proud of myself breastfeeding but man it's hard sometimes. Especially the sleep deprivation!! Well done you. Sounds like it might give you a break! I couldn't face it now though.

Notimefortossers Wed 27-Jul-16 17:19:51

We've been every year since 2009. My eldest is nearly 8. Wouldn't be fair to them not to go

Notimefortossers Wed 27-Jul-16 17:23:39

I was sure someone would be along with a recipe for a ginseng/guarana/quinoa magic potion!

glueandstick Wed 27-Jul-16 17:40:54

Endless chocolate hobnobs and a serious coffee habit got me through. And crying. A good solid cry.

10storeylovesong Wed 27-Jul-16 17:57:44

Missing the point, but which festival are you off too?? I'm looking for a good family friendly one to start taking ds (3 years) to.

Leggytadpole Wed 27-Jul-16 18:01:24

Hit the healing field for some me time, relax, soak up the festival vibes and let your mum help with the kids! Once you're there and set up the festival vibe will see you right. Have fun!

Notimefortossers Wed 27-Jul-16 18:05:42

WOMAD. It's a world music festival. Only about 30,000 which sounds a lot but it isn't when compared with Glasto etc. Doesn't feel crowded at all, attracts nice folk (only encountered one arsehole in 8 years), set in beautiful grounds, there's a whole 'World of Kids' and Carters Steam Fair, loads of workshops . . . would highly recommend

Notimefortossers Wed 27-Jul-16 18:19:57

I'll be fine once I'm there. It's all the packing/prep to get there I'm not handling. I feel like I'm going to forget something because my head's not straight and all day today when I should be doing stuff I've just been fighting the urge to fall asleep. Feels like an impossible mission. And I really need to wax my legs which frankly I'd rather poke my eyes out right now

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