Sharni Sinclair

I have been meaning to write this for a few weeks but have been busy with my newborn babe and wanted to make sure that when I said THANK YOU to Nikki it was everything I had wanted to say. I am already a mum to an 11 year old, so when I was pregnant with this little one I felt like I had it mostly under control. Boy was I wrong! We did Nikki’s course to help my husband feel a little less nervous about becoming a dad, but what I learnt from Nikki was an entirely different way of parenting than what I had been used to and thank god! This baby was so very different to my first, he was extremely unsettled, had no routine about him (my first one was like clockwork) and I was a sleep deprived, emotional wreck, feeling in total shock and overwhelmed with everything. I found myself reaching for Nikki’s course manual in the first week to read up on things I’d learnt and realised that going with what “felt right” as a mum and “letting go of control” has been exactly what we needed. Thank you Nikki for allowing me to go with the flow, I don’t know what I would have done without you and your beautiful course. I can’t recommend it highly enough to all parents to be, even if this is not your first child! I learnt so much about parenting from bub’s perspective which has been the most helpful to me and created a beautiful bond between my baby and I, allowing me to feel in tune with what he needs rather than what I think he needs. I also love that you talked to dads about the baby blues and PND which meant my husband was really caring and understanding about what I was going through and knew how to help and support me. I also loved learning about the emotional changes for dad so I could remember that it was all of us adapting to this new life. It helped me take the pressure off getting things done around the house and that it was ok to “just be a mum”, when I was used to wearing so many hats in my life and successfully getting through my to-do list. This was a big change for me. I used all of the post birth tips about skin to skin time and still have my little basket next to my feeding chair with my affirmation cards (thank you Nikki) and everything I need so I can focus on bub during a feed. I also love being a part of your facebook community and seeing that I’m not the only one going through things. That my experiences are normal and that we are all feeling the same, “no, I haven’t got it all wrong!”). It really was the best course I could have done, and has helped me immensely in this fourth trimester. Thank you Nikki, what you do is such beautiful work and I don’t think you’ll ever really know how positively you have impacted our lives. I am so grateful to have spent that time learning from you and am so glad you are sharing your work. Love Sharni xx