21 February 2016

10 Things I Have Learned Being A First Time Mum


1. Time? What time. Time is non-existence now. The only free time I get between 8pm and 7am is for doing household chores and trying to catch some sleep.

2. It's possible to miss someone when they're sleeping right next to you.

3. For the first few weeks, all personal hygiene goes out the window. I admit that some days, I forgot to wash my face, brush my teeth and so on...

4. I never knew I could multi-task so well nor do most things with only one hand. Breastfeeding whilst eating my lunch, hang the laundry whilst he's glued to me in a baby carrier, push a pram, go grocery shopping AND hold a shopping basket at the same time. The best one so far? I never knew my toes were so flexible I am able to reach for the remote control (or my mobile phone) with my toes, in true grabbing style - who knew! Maybe I should of been a gymnast.

5. It's OK to struggle, other mums are struggling too - they just don't talk about it as it can come across as moaning about your new bundle of joy.

6. Anxiety attacked me on a whole new level. From whether Ive packed everything in his baby bag (even though you've already checked three times) to whether there's traffic, or whether he is breathing whilst he sleeps, because you know - he looks rather still.

7. The things that used to matter, don't matter to me anymore.  Any arguments with family, disagreements with friends, materialistic things, or even myself (no longer do I have 30 minutes to sit and fill in my brows). All my time is now focused on Aiden and my family.

8. Things I used to take for granted such as a long soak in the bath tub, a perfect blow dry, browsing the web and painting my nails have all become a luxury.

9. There are lifts everywhere! Did that lift used to be there? - I often question myself.

10. Out and about? Other mums will stare at you, check out your baby, check out your pram, check out the way your feeding your baby and so on... Some will smile and become chatty and some just stare.

During the past 3 months I have learnt more about myself than my entire life! Aiden has filled a part of my heart I never knew was missing. I have become so selfless-in a way I never imagined possible. I guess this is all part of motherhood, part of the unconditional love I didn't understand until 3 months ago.

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13 comments

  1. Beautiful post, thank you for sharing.

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  2. Aww your baby is so cute and adorable. Hope all is well for you and your family :)

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  4. Thank you for sharing this with us suzi makes me excited for the future and gives me a little insight of what things could be like 😊 x

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  5. You are doing a great job!! Some day will be easier and better than others. But it will all be worth it!!
    At least he sleep through the night already! My baby girl took 8 months to do so ��

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  6. You're doing an amazing job, and I can completely relate to this post! I had my daughter a couple of weeks before you had Aiden. There are so many things I took for granted before I had her, like going for a wee without a screaming baby! XD
    Thank you for this post, it made me smile! I say this as my Mum is looking after Phoebe so I can have a few free seconds to pee! :P

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  7. Aww... your baby boy is beautiful. I chuckle at number 10 because prior to being pregnant, I didn't look twice at pregnant mothers and baby's in their prams. Now that I am myself pregnant, I'm constantly checking out other mothers' gear and making a mental note.

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  8. I'm not a mom (yet) but I love this post!

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  9. what a beautiful baby! looks EXACTLY like you suzi!

    theleeday.com

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  10. He is so precious, thanks for sharing a glimpse of motherhood, Suzi!

    Vivian | LIVE . IN . LOVE

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  11. As the mum of an 18 month old I can relate to all of that. It gets easier. I spent the first 6 months in total shock, things changed so much, but I love being a mum. Wouldn't change it for the world. Slowly, you will find that time for yourself again as he becomes more independent. You're doing great. X

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  12. This rang so true, everything you said was an experience most mums can relate to. It's hard to explain what being a new mum feels like but you put it all in perspective. I leave message often on blogs but I felt the need to on yours Suzi, you should right a book, you blogs are easy reading and well written. Take care love your videos also, thank you for sharing Margaret "TheNunaFeedTheDuks" on YouTube xxx

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