His hair is always tousled after a nap. Little sweaty ringlets curling at the nape of his neck, cheeks flushed and warm. He nuzzles into my neck and grips on to me as tightly as he can, grumbling happily as he shakes off the drowsiness.
He’s finally drifting off to sleep. Tummy full of milk, busy little hands fidgeting into stillness. Sleepy mumbles that sound almost like waking.
Sleep is a precious resource for parents, and one that is often in short supply! Here are a few of my gentle suggestions for self-care for the sleep deprived.
Birth rarely goes to according to plan, and mine was no exception. But three months on I am extremely grateful for my “unnatural” birth