The first few months after having a baby (particularly your first) are disorienting, isolating and a little bit lonely. I am so grateful that I had a network of support around me. Friends that I could call at any hour. Friends to laugh with. Friends to cry with. Friends to complain to. Friends I could hand a baby to when I just needed five seconds to myself.
Note to pregnant mums: build your support networks just as carefully as you prepare the nursery. You are going to need back-up more than your baby will need twenty bond’s wonder suits. And in reality that back-up is most likely to going to in the form of another mum.