Life Update from Brooke

Life Update from Brooke

Billy is 16 weeks! I can’t believe it. It feels like yesterday that we brought him home from the hospital. 

It’s been such a fun few months, we went on a family holiday to NZ, and a Sydney trip for work, but mostly we have just been finding our groove at home. I’m absolutely loving being a mum. I actually feel a little lost for words trying to describe it. It’s just so magical and I feel so privileged to wake up every day and spend time with my little boy.

Most of the things that were bigger issues back in those earlier weeks of PP seem to be subsiding which is great. 

Breastfeeding has become much easier lately. I still have little hiccups here and there, blocked ducts/still have an overactive letdown and slight oversupply issues but none of it is anywhere near as intense as it used to be. Billy has however decided that he does not want to take a bottle so we are exclusively breastfeeding which is intense for me. I am very grateful as I was absolutely desperate to breastfeed but it would be great to be able to share the feeds here and there to reduce some of the mental load. I am not complaining though. I am so grateful that he is a good feeder and gaining lots of weight! 

My recovery is also getting there which is great although I am still not back into exercise as yet. I ramped up my walking about 4 weeks ago and I took a few steps back in my recovery so I have decided to go slowly and hold off for a little bit longer. I can start to feel things improving so hopefully over the next few weeks I can make a plan with my women’s health physio about returning to exercise, I’m missing Pilates so much. If you are concerned about your recovery or looking for some guidance about postpartum recovery I highly recommend seeing a WHP.

I am slowly easing back into things with work but will admit that I am finding it difficult sometimes to manage my days. Even the simplest of tasks are difficult to complete some days. Before Billy, work was my life, it consumed my thoughts 24/7 and always came first. Now Billy is here, I have to learn how to run two businesses and be a mum at the same time. I feel it will forever be a juggle. Being a mum is the best thing in the world but it is completely consuming (in the best way) and at the moment, it doesn’t leave much space for anything else. I am sure as time goes on I will find balance but for now I am just doing my best to be easy on myself, do what I can and not expect too much from myself. Thankfully I have a great business partner who has taken the reins and my management is completely understanding that I need time to find my feet as a new mum!

I hope you are all doing really well and getting excited for the summer, I’m so ready for sunshine! I post regular updates on my broadcast channel on Instagram so if you’re interested, come join! @brookehogan Xx

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