Friday 19 July 2013

Now that i'm a Mum...

I guess it's pretty obvious that things change once you become a parent but I think some things are a little harder to understand unless someone was to tell you about them beforehand. I imagine that all new Mom's have days or moments when they think 'Is this really happening!?' I know I do and I bet Adam feels the same. But I just want to share some of the things that I personally feel have changed or happen now that Millie is here.

Now that i'm a Mum, I...
- Have gained a huge amount of respect for single parents. Mums OR Dads... It's bloody hard work! 

- Appreciate the small things like soaks in the bath and lie ins!  

- Have learnt to catch sick as quick as it comes up! 

- No longer have time to straighten or curl my hair so top knots are the way forward! 

- Have got used to drinking cold tea and coffee. You CANNOT enjoy a hot drink when you have a baby! 

- Have adapted to sleeping no longer than 3/4 hours at a time without waking up wanting to check on Millie.

- Put Millie before everything I do!  

- Have learnt to multitask extraordinarily. I can feed Millie, check Twitter, eat a sandwich and watch TV... Kind of.

- Have developed a supersonic sense of hearing due to listening out for moans and groans in the night. White Noise app is now my best friend for blocking out background noises from neighbours! 

- Feel like I should dress more 'Mommy like' but fail to even GET dressed most mornings. 

- Have learnt to save money rather than spend it unnecessarily. I still treat myself every now and again though. 

- Now have the experience of true, unconditional love for my little family. 

There are some more things that i'd love to include but I feel that these are the ones that stand out amongst the rest. I may do a follow up post of random things that happen to me now i'm a Mum such a poo explosions and bath time experiences, aha... But i'll save that for another day! 

Have you noticed any of these things now that you're a Mum or when you became a Mum?! 


  1. Everything you say is true!! Xx

  2. I agree. And it just gets harder as they get older! Little Miss is harder at 18 months than she was when she was a baby! You need hundreds of eyes and ears! I think you're incredibly lucky to have a hands on dad in the picture, or a dad in general! I wouldn't wish being a single mother on anyone!

    However, I'm sure you'll agree it's worth every second :)

    Amy x

    1. No, I really don't know how you single Mum's do it! I need a break once a week from it all, not that I don't enjoy her... It just gets too much for me! I can't wait until she's running around and talking though!


  3. I spent the first couple of years of my sons life as a single parent. I would not have coped those first few months without my mum, she did a night a week for me from time to time and it kept me going. One of the hardest things I had to do ( second to finding out my son was going to be born poorly and cope those last few weeks not knowing, and not being able to hold him wheb he was born and rarely see him in the first week of his life - But you know what I'm saying ) I've got friends who're single parents to two and more and they're practically goddesses in my eyes.

    The rest of it is totally true, too xx

    1. My parents have been ace too. Millie goes and stays with them once a month to give us a bit of a break and it's nice to have a bit of peace but i do miss her. I honestly don't know how single parents do it though, its crazy!


  4. Awwww what a lovely post! And your daughter is gorgeous x


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