10:45am, after a busy morning feeding and playing with the little one, I’ve put her down for a nap. Well sort of, since she’s being talking for nearly 10 minutes, hopefully this will result in a good 1-hour nap, and an hour break for myself.
Making a tea first…
Take a cookie…
Going to the toilet..
All the above were done in 1 minute.
A friend of mine recently shared some thoughts being a new mum. Basically she’s been exhausted since she had her little girl, which I’m sure is the case for all mums. In the middle of the night, she had to wake up and satisfy her petite “customer” (quote what she said) even though there’s help around (all the helps were deep sleeping). All of a sudden she changed from this fashion-forward lady to a tired mum who can be only comfortable in her pyjamas. Sounds familiar huh? I had a laugh, it’s not funny but I see myself in that picture before, and still the case in nowadays.
“Its very hard work, even when you’ve got someone there to help. It seems like feeding is always your job. It doesn’t matter whether you’re breastfeeding or bottle-feeding. But I’m truly happy because of having this little demanding princess.” She said.
Another friend sent me a link of an article, with the title “I forgot how to be the happy mom”. Honestly speaking, the title makes me feel depressed. As a mum with my first baby, its been an incredible experience so far and I can’t complain. I’m not sure whether I want to know all the truth and facts of another person’s motherhood.
I still read it. I got to see the urgency and busyness of a mother of seven, and was moved by her stories of dealing with countless of little things included in the journey of being a mum. At the end, its all about losing the feeling of being happy but still remember to get the happy back; have the courage and strength to embrace every part of motherhood. Most importantly, be proud of yourself and know that you’re a GOOD mom!
It’s about sharing today. Sharing the story of being a mom. Sharing the feeling of being happy, stressful, excited, guilty and so on. Sharing the beginning of the parenthood and in the middle of it. We all know that once the parenthood starts, it never ends. So lets forget about how messy the house is, and how long the to-do list is, just enjoy every single moment of the parenthood, welcome the day with a happy heart and make the most of it!
Be proud of yourselves all proud happy mommies and daddies, because you’re all doing a great job!