First Mother's Day
I want to start out by saying Happy Mothers Day to all the mums out there!
Whether you're a mum to many or a first time mum like myself; whether you're a step mom, god mom, grandmother, great grandmother, or an adopted mom, this day is for you! All your love, hard work, dedication, sanity, full commitment is recognized on this one day. I know on Mother's Day most of us are thinking about our own moms and those special individuals who were motherly figures in our lives. But, for me, this year is a little different. Not only do I get thank and recognize those special motherly figures in my own life but I also get to celebrate. I'M A MUM!
The first year of being a first time mother is something you'll only experience ONCE. Something you can't put into words and have to experience to completely understand. Everyday is a miracle. Everyday is a journey. Being a new mom is like taking on a new identity. Your emotions, your daily routine, interests, responsibilities and even your body have all changed.
10 things I learned as a first time mum
1. You don't have FOMO (fear of missing out) anymore on social things. Because the most important thing is right next to you, right at home.
2. You could care less on impressing those around you. The only one worth impressing is the giggling babbling mini right in front of you. Teaching them new things, Watching them develop. Watching them become their own little person.
3. Days grow shorter and shorter as your bub gets bigger and bigger. Literally, I can't stress this enough.
4. Everyone in the market will become a fan. I don't mean a fan necessarily of you but definitely of your little one. All the stares and awes. Take it all in.
5. Eat half your meals warm and half your meals cold. Eat full portions sometimes and bites here and there other times. Bassssically... just don't plan on having a normal meal for a few years.
6. Having spontaneous crying spells is completely normal.
7. It's okay to do nothing. If your having one of those days where you get absolutely nothing done, sit down and be completely involved; no television, no background noise, no cell phone, no pictures and it'll really put things into perspective for you.
8. Doing a load of laundry, folding it and putting it away in the same day makes you feel like super woman.
9. Learning the friends and family worthy of your time and worthy of being in your babies memories.
10. If you are utterly and completely involved, no one knows your bub like you do. Don't let anyone make you feel differently.
Photo edits by: Heather Hamilton Photography