Arthur is now 2 months old! Where has that time gone?!
He is now smiling, cooing and for some odd reason always wants to stand on me.
So much has changed since becoming a mum, yet at the same time, nothing has changed at all. He’s slotted into our lives perfectly.
I think I’ve learnt more about myself in the past two months than I have in my entire 24 years of being on this planet! So I thought I’d share with you all the things I’ve learnt since becoming a mum.
1. Doing things with one hand. This is a skill I think most mums have, and learn pretty darn quickly more so if you’re a mum of two or more
2.I’ve become ambidextrous. I’ve eaten more dinners, lunches and breakfasts with my left hand then you’ve probably had school dinners! There must be something about that right boob that Arthur just loves.
3. I can actually survive and thrive off 5 hours sleep. Yes, most nights I get more sleep than 5 hours, but it’s usually broken sleep which isn’t the best.
Women’s bodies are INCREDIBLE and POWERFUL.
4. My body is an incredible tool. Yes, that’s right I did just call my body a piece of equipment. I’ve learnt more about what my body is capable of than ever before. I have a lot more understanding of my own body and defiantly listen to the signs it gives me on a daily basis.
5. A love like no other. They say there is no stronger love than a love between a mother and her babies. This is true. It’s not an instant overwhelming gush when you first hold your baby, but it is something that you suddenly feel every now and then. Of course, I love him every day, but every now and then I will feel a love so strong you just can’t describe.
6. I care about looking after myself. I’ve realised since having Arthur that It’s so important to look after me. I still love wearing makeup, wearing nice clothes and having long baths (although thanks to cluster feeding these are a bit more of a luxury these days).
Coffee is life.
7. I don’t have time for half-hearted friends. I’ve always been a girl with a few close friends but as my world is mainly focused on Arthur and making sure he has the best life, I have realised that I don’t have the time for half-hearted friends. I barely have time for the friends who are my ride or die’s let alone other people who only want to be there as and when they please.
8. Coffee is life. So my birthday was yesterday and my sister brought me a Coffee machine. I mean is she the best sister in the world or what?! I never realised how much I love coffee until now. That first sip is like when you fall asleep on the sofa and your mum puts a warm cosy blanket over you. It’s comforting.
Being a mum is a blessing.
9. Being a mum is a blessing, not a chore. Not a right. Not everyone gets to become a mum, so every day I’m grateful for having Arthur and being his mum. Even the really bad days when I am really exhausted and he won’t settle with anyone else but me. Because, y’know, I’ve got those things called boobs that feed him.
10. I’ve realised that this blog is my little life saver. I love having 10/20/30 maybe even a whole hour if I’m lucky, to sit down and write. Write about stuff I enjoy, care about and well…write about Arthur. I have started to make more time for it since Arthur has come along. I think this is because I realise that taking care of me and keeping those little things that make me, me alive is so important for all of us.
I’ve gotta say, this was a seriously refreshing post for me to write. Putting down on paper/online the things that I have learnt and realised just makes everything so much clearer. It has made me realise how far I’ve come and where I want to go in the future.
I hope you liked this post as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it. Leave a comment with your thoughts. I love reading them and getting feedback from you all.