The last week has been a steep learning curve for me, being thrust so suddenly into motherhood has come with many lessons to learn. And I can’t help smiling about the lessons. My Mom was right about so many many many things! Becoming a mother has brought me even closer (never thought that could be possible) to my own mother. I have a far deeper understanding & respect for her now than what I ever had before.
I always heard her say that she would die saving her children, I never really fully understood what that meant till now.
I heard her say that having a baby was not like playing with a doll, I never understood what that meant till now.
I heard her saying that having a baby was very hard but very rewarding work, I never really understood what that meant till now.
I heard her expressing her love for my brother and I, I never really understood what that meant till now.
Being a mother is a really moosh of many many many emotions. My life has changed completely. I’m no longer concerned for my own well being, but live to ensure that all of Ava’s needs are met. I have learnt that my bladder is way stronger than I gave it credit for and that I can keep a pee in if necessary. I’ve learnt that as long as my baby is fed and comfy, it doesn’t matter how hungry or thirsty I am. There’s a new order in our household. I see to Ava’s every need and W sees to my every need. Poor W, not really sure who’s looking out for all of his needs right now, but he’s happy to be the king of the castle and says that as long as his two princesses are cared for nothing else matters. My husband is a changed man since this baby came into his life. It doesn’t matter how tired or irritated he may be, he has the world of patience for his little princess.
Its odd, my mother was right when she said life can change in the blink of an eye.