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Lessons I Have Learnt Since Becoming A Mummy | Guest Blogger Series | Life Is My Movie.

Monday, 24 July 2017
  



I’m a new mom of a baby boy born on May 15 (he and Teddy are birthday twins!). I used to be a marketing coordinator for an engineering company, but now spend my days breastfeeding and watching daytime tv. In between that, I run a Canadian lifestyle blog Life Is My Movie.


My boy is Kaiden James, and was born 11.11pm at 7.12lbs. He's now 8 weeks old and we are nervous about getting his first set of immunizations. I'm beyond excited to watch this little guy grow up but at the same time it's going way too quickly! He's definitely growing and I like to think he's a good mix of dad and mom. I'm Chinese-Dutch background and Andrew is Polish-Welsh.

As cliche as it sounds, it is true what they say. Nothing can prepare you for parenthood.

The beginning is a blur. You're in the hospital and then you're not, and they are so tiny. It doesn't sink in until you get home and the weight of the thought that you are now responsible for this tiny life hits you like a freight train.

  


10 things I've learned since becoming a mummy-

  1. I've never used or trusted my gut instinct so much before. This is definitely the best guide. Despite all the well-meaning advice.
  2. 3am feedings are easier to get up for than 6am ones.
  3. I am a bit of a micro-manager but I'm trying to overcome that. Andrew will not soothe the same way I will and I need to accept that.
  4. Apparently, my boobs are now open for discussion and acceptable dinner talk.
  5. There is no describing the feeling of helplessness when nothing you do to stop him crying works. At 3am. When you're alone (because your s/o is sleeping). Yes, I cried right along with him.
  6. No matter how deep of a sleeper you used to be, you will wake up when they cry.
  7. I never thought I could love something so much.
  8. Having a baby doesn't make you love all babies. I'm still not a baby person.
  9. I never thought I'd want to be a stay at home mom before baby. But now I'm not so sure about going back…
  10. When you think you have a routine, it gets completely thrown to the wind the next day.

At the end of the day, I just want what's best for my kid(s) and I know that no matter the mistakes you make, you are the best mom/dad for this child. Create a support system of like-minded parents and relax.

At this point, there isn't anything i would change or do differently… it's too soon to tell if I'm messing up! I am trying to get a parenting game plan together for when he's older though.

Come talk to me when I'm about to undergo round 2.

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