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Well now, that was a big surprise

18 Nov

My gorgeous children

When I found out I was pregnant with my first child, I was of course over the moon . That was five years ago now and I can’t believe how much has changed since then.  I used to be a career woman, I loved my own space, loved to read and relax, liked to buy nice things. My priorities have become rather different since then.

I had an idea of the type of mummy I would be and I have to say that it was nothing like the mummy that I am.  I never thought for a minute that I would use cloth nappies on my children (let alone end up starting a business around them!), I didn’t really think I would breastfeed and I didn’t imagine for one minute that I would resign from my  job at a local hospice in order to be a stay at home mum.

When my baby arrived my grand plan went out the window.  She looked up at me for the first time, our eyes met and everything else just faded into insignificance.  I have become a different person.  Some things I think have changed for the better.  I have changed my outlook on life, I have broadened my horizons, learnt new things, met new people.   I have learnt how to love unconditionally even when exhausted through lack of sleep and sore nipples.

Some things have changed for the worse.  I have very little relaxation time, we have no money, I have less patience…  I’m not the perfect mummy that I wanted to be but then, who is? My relationships have changed. Visits with old friends are few and far between and I have made new friends through my children. I now have to share my parents with two demanding children who will always be centre of attention and that’s just as it should be.  My husband and I have very rare nights out and if we do we are usually home before 10pm.

So if anyone tells you that becoming a parent won’t change you, don’t believe a word of it.  If you do, you’ll be in for a big surprise. How has becoming a parent changed you? Or do you feel that you have not changed at all?

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Mummy’s feeling a little worn out right now….

21 Nov
Wine & Chocolate HDR

Image by beatbull via Flickr

After two weeks of various illnesses I am feeling a little worn out.  It started with my youngest having a tummy bug, which of course he shared with me and my husband bless him.  Just as we were getting over this my little one then came down with a nasty cold that led to a chest and ear infection.

The two weeks have left me feeling pretty washed out and as if I’ve got no energy left to give to anyone else.  Is this bad?  I hope I’m not the only  mother who feels like this sometimes?  I’m so exhausted right now that I’d like to either shut myself away with some wine and chocolates or better still head off to a health spa with no internet, phone and most importantly – no children!

Trying to work from home whilst nursing a poorly child (and taking the occasional bowl of soup to a sick husband) is no easy task I can tell you.  Of course the work gets put to the bottom of the ‘to do’ list and when I finally come back to it I am so far behind that I just don’t know where to start!

Hopefully this week will be a better one.  My little one is certainly much improved so I am keeping my fingers well and truly crossed.  Anyway, I feel a bit better now I have got this off my chest.  How does everyone else cope when they feel like this?