Being a Mummy
A lot of people have asked me what it's like to be a mummy, does your life actually change, did you ever see your self being a mum, how have you coped since having Hallie, How was pregnancy, how was birth, do you enjoy being a mum, is it tiring, would you have another?
Literally every day I get asked a different question and I answer them honestly.
So I thought I would answer them all on here honestly too.
Starting with, What's it like being a mummy?
Honestly it's the most rewarding thing I have ever done in my entire life, to know that this little life relies on me and depends on me is the best feeling. To know that I am Hallie's comfort, to know that I am the one she relies on for her milk, her cuddles and her comfort barrier. When she cried she want's her mummy.. I am the one the soothes her and calms her down.
The feeling of being a mummy is indescribable.
Yes your life does change, it almost changes instantly. As soon as you give birth there's a whole bubble of change, you now have this little lift that cannot yet hold it's head, doesn't yet know what light is, cannot walk, talk, eat... all of this you have to teach them. Your life changes as you are now not a sole person but almost 1 person in 2 bodies. This little tiny life needs your guidance and support 24/7 to learn the way.
I did see myself being a mum, yes. I have always wanted to be a mum, little did I know it would happen in the craziest year of my life. Little did I know I would follow in my mothers footsteps and become a mum at the same age as she did.
Since having Hallie I would love to say I have coped well, there has been days where I have struggled. Days where I have shouted and screamed for help, days where I have been tired and days where I generally just wanted to bathe by myself. But to know that I have created a tiny little human makes me feel loads better.
Pregnancy and Birth.. Well those are two completely different things to me. I absolutely hated pregnancy - like it was the worst 9 months of my life. I was so Sick, tired, exhausted and worried. Birth on the other hand I loved it. I loved every minute of it, and you can read my blog post about my birth too.
I absolutely love being a mum, as I've said it is the most rewarding thing I've done in my life. Yes it is tiring but it's completely worth it.
Would I have another? Absolutely.