Where to even start? Its been almost 5 months of Motherhood and I am loving every moment of it. Time has flown by and honestly this is definitely an overdue post. New Mum life has been great so far and I cannot wait to see what the rest of this journey has in-store for me and my baby girl.
Motherhood has definitely changed me, and I would definitely say for the better. I have had to grow and mature quickly, because I had a little human that completely depends on me. No, I am not perfect – but I am trying to be. Everything I do, I think of how it will impact my daughter. I love being a Mum and I am the happiest I have ever been.
Being a Mum has forced me (in a positive way) to manage me time properly. Before baby, I could roll out of bed, throw clothes on and head out the door. With baby Zara, not possible. I have to be dressed and ready at least two hours before I need to leave and get baby girl ready at least an hour before. That will then give me time to feed her and change any nappies before we leave.
I have also become a lot more efficient and procrastination is not a friend of mine anymore. I need to use the 2 to 4 hour nap slots to get as much done as possible. For example, I have about 3 hours in the morning to shower, clean, have breakfast, emails and plan the day before feeding and playtime for the baby. We do have a routine that is falling into place and I love how organised and efficient life is.
I have also learnt over the last two months or so, not to take everything people say to heart. It gets really frustrating sometimes when people say that I “spoil” her or that I should put her down more often etc. Since it is only me and her for about 7 to 10 hours on most days, no one knows what we do or how long she is in my arms for. Also, I LOVE cuddle sessions with my baby. I love showing her love and being her comfort and security. Now, when people “give advice”, I know its coming from a good place but I also know that I do not need to ingest it.
What’s her name you ask? Haha. I have mentioned her name briefly.
Zara. My baby Brother (he’s 9, almost 10), picked her name. It means PRINCESS. And she truly is a Blessing and a Princess. She’s got quite the personality, makes us laugh and brings joy to everyone she’s around. She makes my heart full. I love her so much.
I love being Zara’s Mum. I thank God for life and health everyday. This is the most exciting, nerve-wrecking and beautiful chapter of my life. For all MOTHERHOOD content, make sure to follow the LINK.
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