10 things I’ve learnt about myself as a mummy

I like to think that we learn from every experience. Even the bad we can take something away from and I think that’s why I’m quite a positive person.

Now parenting, if that can’t teach you a little about yourself then I don’t know what can! There is so much that Iv’e learnt about my abilities, temperament, attitudes, morals etc that I never knew or appreciated.

It’s taken some sleepless nights and a few changes of clothes (baby sick) to realise them; but here are 10 things I’ve learnt about myself as a mummy:

1I’m the most important person – in Jaspers life, I am no1, closely followed by daddy of course! I’m the one to console him, to feed him, to keep him clean, happy, healthy and entertained. That’s a lot of pressure!

2I’m also the least important person – when Jasper is hungry, my plate gets put down. When Jasper wakes up from his nap, I cut my bath short. If Jasper’s feeling poorly – I cancel my lunch date. It’s as simple as that, my to do lists, my plans – they are all Jaspy depending and you know what, that’s fine.

3* I have the strength of 10,000 men – When it’s raining, I have 20 shopping bags, a brick-filled changing bag and a wriggly baby to carry all at once – bring it the f*** on! No problem. I may not be able to feel my fingers afterwards but screw it, my inner hulk is there when I need it!

4* I can survive on broken sleep – thanks to my morning cuppa and a brisk walk of course. There are nights where Jasper won’t go to sleep ntil the early hours of the morning. He’ll then wake up every hour or two for a feed or cuddle. He’ll sleep in the day sure but that’s when I need to catch up on life. I can’t sleep in the day no matter how tired I am so I’m never catching up on sleep, but I can do it, I have to!

5* I can’t do everything – Sure I may have superwoman tendancies but even awesomeness needs a break haha I can’t keep up with blogging, housework, my appearance, my social life AND be the best mum I can be. I just can’t. In fact if I wanted to do everything with Jasper including hugging and staring at him while he sleeps, I’d live in filth and be a recluse. There’s a balance, a great balance but of course Jasper tips the scale.

6* I can rock sick on my shoulder and bags under my eyes – who knew it would look so great!? I get the odd moment where I feel like crap because quite frankly I look like crap but hey I’m a mum. Sick on the shoulder, messy hair don’t care and sweats are a mum version of glam to me – when else would it be acceptable?

7* My interests and goals have completely changed – Sure I fancy a night out every now and again but my weekends are no longer focused on which club to go to and where to go shopping. I don’t spend my evenings searching through ASOS (as much) I spend it searching through the Great Little Trading Co. I don’t want to work to survive I want to work to build great bridges for my sons future.

8* I have a new appreciation for all things baby – who knew pushchairs and rompers could be so exciting! Before I was pregnant I never knew just how much I’d love looking at the latest highchair specs or comparing monitor features!

9* I’m a worrier, who’d have thought it!? – I worry. I never used to worry like this. If Jaspers in bed I worry about him. I make up completely ridiculous scenarios in my head that could have happened or maybe will happen but have no relevance or importance at the moment.

10* I get rage – Not only do I flip out at Pete when he puts the wrong amount of scoops in Jaspers bottle but I get road rage. I also cry if the customer service representative is rude to me or if a sad advert comes on TV. I’m just a tad over emosh!

 

What have you learnt about yourself as a mummy?

Thanks for reading xx

 

4 Comments

  • BakedPotato Mummy
    2nd October 2014 at 6:26 am Reply

    Parenthood is definitely a steep learning curve and you’re right, it teaches is things about ourself we didn’t know we could learn. I’ve had a total change of priorities since Potato was born. With D living abroad, my focus is 100% on Potato and I’m happy with that.
    I bet you really do rock the tired mummy look 🙂 x

    • Jessica
      6th October 2014 at 9:54 am Reply

      haha we have to rock it or I think we might lose our minds! You’re an absolute super mummy doing it on your own, I’d find it so hard but like you said, your priorities change and all the focus goes on bambino! xx

  • Dianne
    2nd October 2014 at 7:50 am Reply

    You sound like the perfect mum to me. But then I am a tad biased arent I. :-)x

    • Jessica
      6th October 2014 at 9:53 am Reply

      Haha yes you are but thank you, I’ll take that! xx

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