Life post-baby can be tough. Although you're head over heels for your new little bundle, it may take a while before you start feeling like yourself again. You likely feel a like lot of different things — milk-machine, chef, housekeeper, insomniac — but "yourself" might not be one of them. As hard as it may be to conquer the postpartum fog, doing something that is just for you can help. There are lots of hobbies to try when you're postpartum that can bring some semblance of normalcy back into your life, plus give you something to do in between nursing sessions (you know, besides catching up on much-needed sleep.)
Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that new motherhood is simply a chance to pick up a few new hobbies in your "spare time." Nor am I saying that being a mom isn't a gigantic accomplishment in itself. You birthed an entire human being, for goodness sake.
I am saying, however, that it's pretty easy to feel out of control with so much newness (new baby, new body, new schedule, new life...) and mastering a new skill or crossing something off your bucket list can feel pretty damn good and give you a small sense of control in the chaos that is postpartum life.
If you're in the midst of the postpartum fog, be patient with yourself, love on your little baby, and master a new skill that will make you feel like your old self once again.