Wednesday, February 10, 2010

surpising mummy experiences

A week ago, mamakat had as one of the writers workshop prompts, to write 10 things that you didn't know would happen when you became a mother. I know, I know am a week late but really I didn't find the time to write it before now and its good to write down and note these things which most of the time unless specifically asked we don't even realise they happened. So here are my suprising mummy experience:

  1. as a very impatient person, I never thought I would cultivate so much patience for my newborn
  2. the need for mummy friends- that are going through what you are going and so can relate and feel more relaxed with what is happening in your life
  3. the joy and pride when you see your child reach a new milestone
  4. the feeling of love that surges and fills your body and soul whenever you look at your child - so different to any other form of love i ever felt!
  5. the need to stop working and care for our child myself - sincerely I had never planned on it but when I had to go back to work I realised it couldn't happen...so I worked 5 months as needed and stopped for good (and thankfully I could afford to do it)
  6. feeling the need to try and build a local mum community and built a website (still a long way to go but getting there slowly)
  7. understanding that its no use getting angry when things don't go as I wish, my baby doesn't understand that mummy is tired and would LOVE to just switch off and read till oblivion or wishes to relax in bath...

I haven't thought of more things I didn't know, but I have decided to think more about this and keep it in mind. And you have you got any mummy experiences you never thought you would go through?

2 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

Your list made me think of the fact that we don't know how we are going to react until we are knee deep into the experience. For instance, The Boyfriend and I agree in most things when it comes to raising a child, but one thing we can not see eye-to-eye is spanking--I don't not believe in the practice under any circumstances. The Boyfriend has a daughter and he said that there have times when spanking was a need. I tell him that this might damage our relationship because I would not know how I would feel if someone hit my child--I get pretty pissed when I see people hitting strangest, so I don't want to imaging.

Anyhow, your list made me wonder if I'll change my mind once I get "there". I hope not, because I don't think I'll like myself much if I do.

What od you think?

Oops! Didn't mean to write this much--sorry ;)

Marie said...

The love is absolutely intense, isn't it?

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

surpising mummy experiences

A week ago, mamakat had as one of the writers workshop prompts, to write 10 things that you didn't know would happen when you became a mother. I know, I know am a week late but really I didn't find the time to write it before now and its good to write down and note these things which most of the time unless specifically asked we don't even realise they happened. So here are my suprising mummy experience:

  1. as a very impatient person, I never thought I would cultivate so much patience for my newborn
  2. the need for mummy friends- that are going through what you are going and so can relate and feel more relaxed with what is happening in your life
  3. the joy and pride when you see your child reach a new milestone
  4. the feeling of love that surges and fills your body and soul whenever you look at your child - so different to any other form of love i ever felt!
  5. the need to stop working and care for our child myself - sincerely I had never planned on it but when I had to go back to work I realised it couldn't happen...so I worked 5 months as needed and stopped for good (and thankfully I could afford to do it)
  6. feeling the need to try and build a local mum community and built a website (still a long way to go but getting there slowly)
  7. understanding that its no use getting angry when things don't go as I wish, my baby doesn't understand that mummy is tired and would LOVE to just switch off and read till oblivion or wishes to relax in bath...

I haven't thought of more things I didn't know, but I have decided to think more about this and keep it in mind. And you have you got any mummy experiences you never thought you would go through?

2 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

Your list made me think of the fact that we don't know how we are going to react until we are knee deep into the experience. For instance, The Boyfriend and I agree in most things when it comes to raising a child, but one thing we can not see eye-to-eye is spanking--I don't not believe in the practice under any circumstances. The Boyfriend has a daughter and he said that there have times when spanking was a need. I tell him that this might damage our relationship because I would not know how I would feel if someone hit my child--I get pretty pissed when I see people hitting strangest, so I don't want to imaging.

Anyhow, your list made me wonder if I'll change my mind once I get "there". I hope not, because I don't think I'll like myself much if I do.

What od you think?

Oops! Didn't mean to write this much--sorry ;)

Marie said...

The love is absolutely intense, isn't it?