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.