My Motherhood Story – Me? A Mum? How Did That Happen?

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Today I’m sharing my motherhood story…read on

My Motherhood Story - Me? A Mum? How Did That Happen?

 

My Motherhood Story – Me? A Mum? How Did That Happen?

I never thought I would have children to be honest. It was never on my radar! I was more interested in my career, friends, travelling, anything else. A baby just didn’t factor into my fun-filled life.

When some of my friends started having babies I switched off. My eyes glazing over as they fawned over photos of their offspring describing in detail when and where the picture had been taken. I was put out when our regular catch-ups were rescheduled due to ‘sleep routines’.

I was the person rolling my eyes as a mum came on the plane with a baby and proceeded to sit in front of me or if I had to manoeuvre around a pram in the supermarket. I never actually ‘saw’ babies in hindsight. Yes I would look at them but I never actually ‘saw’ them. I would recoil in fear if one was placed in arms scared that some strange baby juice would rub off on me and I might end up with one.
 
New Mum Alert! The bassinet is on the wrong way!

When I met my husband, he mentioned early on in the relationship that he wanted a baby. He even had a name picked out. I was always very evasive, changing the subject. I just didn’t think I was the mothering type.

Then on a trip to London I found out that I was pregnant. I was completely and utterly in shock but also strangely excited. It was all I could think about. When I returned to Sydney my husband and I went for routine scans and check-ups. That’s when it happened. Life as I knew it changed forever.

As soon as I saw my little baby on the monitor all my doubts, insecurities and fears disappeared. I realised that this was what I wanted. Unfortunately we lost the baby but luckily I became pregnant a few months later and here we are.

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My son is 9 months old, I haven’t slept in about a year and my gallivanting days are over (for now). I’ve forgotten what the inside of a fine dining restaurant looks like. Our frequent trips away have been replaced with, well…nothing. My day long shopping trips are now an hour frantically looking for baby clothes. Yet I wouldn’t have it any other way.

I am socialising with my friends with babies that I used to avoid and my local mothers’ group, drinking coffee in the park whilst staring gleefully at our little ones. I live for family time with my husband and my son. They are my world. Some of my friends have fallen by the wayside as I get swept up in motherhood. I completely understand because that was me.

I am now officially one of those mothers who bore people with pictures of their baby. My transformation is complete.

What’s your motherhood story?

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