I am Mum to….
9 month old Isla Rose.
The best bits about being a Mum are….
Can I say the year off work!?!?
Sorry, jokes aside I would say the best part of being a mummy is watching the tiny little thing you created change each day; discover new things, achieve each milestone and develop their own personality. It’s not always the easiest thing I will admit, but for every challenging discovery or milestone (tantrums and separation anxiety the current examples) there are hundreds of happy smiley moments that just make me melt. It amazes me how far she’s come on already.
The most challenging bits about being a Mum are….
The feeling of exhaustion. It’s not so much sleep deprivation (I am sooooo lucky to have a good sleeper) but the fact that you never stop; well that’s how I feel with a very active toddler who can’t quite do it all on her own yet and will not nap willingly. Then added to that there’s still the housework etc to do, I have no idea how I’m going to cope when I have returning to work to factor in to that as well!
The best piece of advice I could give other mums is….
I agree completely when people say to take the advice everyone and their dog gives you with a pinch of salt and make your own decision.
But I would also say that if you are going to take anybody’s advice, listen to your own mum. She’s done a great job of raising you and obviously did something right so she might have a point with some things.
Since I’ve become a Mum I….
Have cried more than I ever have!! Tears of pain, joy, sadness, frustration, exhaustion, laughter, you name it I’ve cried. Sometimes I don’t even know why. I have basically become an emotional wreck.
My best mum photo is this one because….
I’m in it and it’s not a selfie.
I got myself a proper camera just after Isla was born so I could take decent photos, but they all tend to be of her or with her daddy. (I need to master the self-timer +/- remote trigger)
My sister was visiting and I’d taken some photos of the two of them, when she picked up my camera to have a play and got this picture of me and Isla.