This week saw the start of Mental Health Awareness week 2017. Mental health affects so many people in many different ways, and it’s a subject I’m passionate about raising awareness of. I breezed through life without suffering from any mental health issues – but that all changed after I had my son in June 2016.
Today I cried. Real, big, fat, wet tears!
I cried out of frustration. Frustration as Max has cried ALL DAY and nothing I do will stop him. Not angelic little baby tears either but full on screaming in my ear and scratching at my face crying.
We all have an image in our heads on what motherhood is going to be like. We see images in magazines and on social media of new Mums, all fresh faced and back in their skinny jeans, making it look like having a new born is a breeze.