Being a mum is THE most rewarding job ever….right? It can also be the hardest!! But we live in a world where we are suppose to be these super mums with #Hinched houses and super model bodies that we got right after we gave birth while looking after a tiny human who we adore and try and soak up every single awesome minute with them, while doing things the ‘right’ way according to the #MumPolice….phew that’s alot of stuff!!
Here’s a few things i’ve found myself saying on a daily basis since having Grayson….Remember its never just you!! I do it too!! LOL
I am so bloody tired!
I challenge you to find any mum with a child who isn’t tired or who doesn’t say this multiple times on a daily basis! I’d pay you if you found someone cause i would LOVE to know their secret! Having a baby is exhausting work! Its not all sitting up on the couch cuddling your little bundle and watching Jezza on TV! Sometimes the only way i can get through a day is with 4 cups of coffee eating a whole load of crap and having a cry!! If you can nap….NAP!!! (i took a nap today and it was EPIC)!
I’m so fucking BOREDDDD!
I remember being so excited to be on maternity leave, planning all the stuff i was going to be doing, places i was gonna go, people i was gonna see….
Yeah that doesn’t happen!! Other people are at work during the week..or you lose the friend/friends who say they were going to stick about, or the weather is so shit you literally do not want to dress a baby up to go out in crap weather. So your stuck inside while the baby sleeps or in some cases don’t sleep, or when they are awake you get a little while of cuddles and play time. Then what? There is only so much house work you can do before it becomes boring!! And there is only so much TV you can watch!
I’m so lonely!
You are on maternity leave. You should be loving life! No early wake up calls (HAHAHAHAHA Next joke) no alarms, no work! WOOHOOO! I made sure i stopped saying this so quickly because i know loneliness can turn very quickly in to something else! So i researched every group in my area i could find and i got myself up dressed and dragged my ass out to every group possible to make new mum friends who were in the same position as me! And let me tell you now..i don’t think i have said this for about 8 weeks!! Do what ever you can to get you out and chatting to others! Trust me you might feel like crap but there is about 4 other mums who are in the same position and you feel 100x better for getting out the house and letting off a bit of steam!
This isn’t how its supposed to be!
Raising a baby isn’t like it is in the movies, or on these picture perfect social media accounts you see..Somethings you will be amazing at, but with other things you are shocked at how hard they can actually be! So take every single high and give yourself a pat on the back and eat a slice of cake and have a large gin! Cause whatever it is you did well today…you deserve it!!
FFS there is something wrong with the baby!
Why is her baby doing this and shes younger than my baby….there must be something wrong with him…*cue the panic*
Milestones are all just guidelines as to what baby’s will do around that time! Doesn’t mean that right on that time they will do it! It may take some a little longer! Don’t get hung up on the milestones babies and kids will do things in their own time.
But always as your health visitor if you are concerned!
I need a break!
I think i must say this about 8 times a day!! Its not an easy ride looking after a baby on your own all day when really all you want to do is pass them off to someone so you can go get a shower, put on some make up, do your hair and drink a hot cup of coffee without needing to put it in the microwave twice!
There is literally nothing wrong with wanting some you time…so when you get it, ENJOY IT!! I look forward to the me time i get once every 4 weeks when i go out on my own to get my nails done! Its time for me to blast the tunes in the car as loud as i want and get some baby free me time. Also if you want to take an extra hour and go a wander round the shops after DO IT!!
Oh i just love you so bloody much!!
Even though yes we all do love a moan and its not an easy ride, through the hard days and the even tougher nights, when we look at our kids do you not just think…i love you so much i could just eat you!!
Motherhood is hard, its also rewarding! Its also a bit of a minefield and head fuck! Take each day as it comes and know you are doing an AMAZING JOB!