I didn’t really think about it, or expect it, but becoming a mother has forever changed me.
Here are a few standouts:
- WINE. I definitely drink more often now that I am a parent. I drink less in one sitting (because I’m breast feeding), but drink more often. Because I feel like I’ve really earned it. I have earned it.
- This one gets me hot under the collar. I think barking dogs, V8’s and loud motorbikes should be banned in suburbs. They all wake up my sleeping baby! Before having a baby I could not care less about these things.
- I wish we lived closer to my parents. My mum joked when we were house hunting: “The house down the street is for sale!?” I don’t think she was really joking though. I cringed at the thought of living in the same street as my parents. But now, in hindsight, living within a 5-10min drive would be so ideal for baby sitting or helping out when I need it.
- I appreciate my body so much more. I’m no longer obsessed with having the perfect body (although it would be nice). I am happy if I even get 1 workout in a week at the moment!
- I appreciate my own parents so much more. They had 4 kids. I don’t know how they did it, but my hat goes off to them!
- I’ve turned into an awkward dancing and singing mum.
- Nipples have gone from being sexy, to being a small persons snack access.
- Before I buy any clothes, I ask the questions: But can you breastfeed in it? How quickly can I get my nipple out? Will those sequins stab Julian in the eye?
- I now understand parents, I don’t judge other parents, and I now know why they post so many pictures of their own children!
- I am less selfish. Before I fell pregnant I would get anti-wrinkle injections for my eyes and forehead, I LOVED THEM. They are a toxin and while pregnant and breastfeeding you cannot have them done. I don’t plan on giving up breastfeeding for a while, so my ageing face will have to suffer the consequences.
- I fear losing Brodie or Julian SO SO SO SO MUCH MORE. I just want to wrap them up in bubble wrap on the daily.
Hope you enjoyed. Soni (the weird singing and dancing mum)