There is less than a month to go until Baby Z’s first birthday, and I still can not quite believe it yet! As I was pondering over how big my baby boy is growing, I came to the realisation that it will also be one year since I entered Motherhood!
So below I have listed 10 things (I could list a zillion, but these are the top 10 major ones) that Motherhood has taught me in my first year:
1) Loving unconditionally. Sure, I love my chocolate and even my husband, but there’s a whole new kind of love when it comes to your own offspring because you love them no matter what! (Whereas sometimes I prefer Jalebi over Chocolate and sometimes I don’t particularly like my husband if he has not changed the clock batteries like I asked him to!)
2) Making sacrifices. Whether its giving up the last bite of your strawberry or taking a break from your career, we mothers learn to make a ton of sacrifices for the little ones.
3) It’s hard. Well Done to all the mums who manage to keep their children alive by the end of each day, because it’s a mighty tough job! But well worth it of course!
4) Being Patient. There have been many a moment when all I would like to do is scream as Baby Z throws his food on the floor for the zillionth time, but you just kind of learn to grit your teeth and say “No, that’s naughty.” in the most firm but sweet voice.
5) Baby Products are really expensive! After buying the weekly nappies, baby wipes, creams, bath wash and powder, I feel like I have literally looted all the money from my bank account! (And that’s just the essentials!)
6) Taking pleasure in quietness. The moment that Baby Z is having a nap and it is finally quiet, it is basically HEAVEN… Until he wakes up again of course!
7) EVERYTHING is potentially dangerous. If I could baby proof the house (or city) my way, there would not be a surface or object that was not covered in bubble wrap.
8) The sillier you act, the more your baby will laugh. In the comfort of your own home, you will find yourself jumping around like a monkey, on one foot, whilst making strange aeroplane sounds and covering your face with a blanket or dupatta. All this to crack that smile on your precious little one’s face!
9) Why changing bags are so massive! Now that I have a little one, I totally understand that one simply HAS to carry everything they own in a bag to tackle anything that their baby will throw at them, whether that is a toy tantrum or a nappy full of poo!
10) You still have a lot to learn! Just when you start getting
smug confident, your baby throws a spanner in the works! Also, now that I am reading a whole lot more mummy blogs, I have come to realise there is still a lot to cry about look forward in my role of Motherhood!
So here’s to my first year to Motherhood, and hoping for a life time more of them! *Clink*
How many years of Motherhood have you lived? Do you have any additions to make to this list? Feel free to share your suggestions in the comments section below!