- 4 years ago
- Wedding: December 2013
How many children do you have?
1 sweet baby boy who is 3 months old.
What’s the ONE best thing about being a mum?
Knowing that we have the privilege of experiencing so much with him! Also, just loving him. He’s such an awesome baby and I’m constantly overwhelmed by how much I love him.
What’s the ONE worst thing about it?
Trying to catch you balance as a new parent and a partner to your spouse. It’s hard to figure out how to keep your relationship a priority at times when you are so in love with this new person. Trying to remind ourselves that he wouldn’t exist without our love for each other, so we need to make time just the two of us.
What 3 pieces of advice would you give an expectant mum?
1. Have whatever type of birth you want, but be flexible. Also, while yes, it is painful as hell, birth is a really interesting experience. But, I will say, the epidural rocked.
2. Take care of yourself after birth. You need to cut yourself some slack and know your limits. You’ve been through something traumatic (not necessarily bad, though). Let others help and take care of you.
3. The first 3 months are hard, but things do balance out. You may find yourself thinking “What the hell have we done?” in those first weeks. Don’t feel guilty. It’s normal.
Any regrets about having your children?
Nope! I love everything about this kid and it’s so much fun watching Darling Husband with him. A whole new layer of love added to our relationship.
Sum up your experience of motherhood thus far as BRIEFLY as possible
Natural-but that doesn’t make anything easier- while being so surreal at times. Complerely in love.
Anything else you would like to add
I thought everyone was being a filthy liar when they said you forget the pain of birth. I remembered it for weeks! Almost 14 weeks PP and it truly is hazy.
Oh! And even though you’ll love your kid, you may be jealous of pregnant woman. I loved being pregnant and miss that I got to carry my son with me everywhere. For me, it was a really intimate and happy time.