30 Thoughts on what Motherhood is

Becoming a mummy has absolutely changed my life, completely, in every way.

It occurred to me at somewhere between 3am and 4am this morning whilst cuddling my 10 month old to sleep after two and a half hours of ‘partying’ between his cot and my bed, that this moment was in fact sacred. Despite being sleep deprived, having a banging headache and a dead arm, this is what being a mummy is all about. It’s being ‘there’ for your baby no matter the circumstances. Although these sleepless nights are well horrific, its a phase and I’m sure one day when I’m no longer needed I’ll long for a midnight cuddle.

So with these thoughts in mind I decided to write a somewhat thrown together poem of thoughts about what motherhood means to me, here goes.

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From Bump to Baby and a new Blog

Hi Everyone

Welcome to my new blog.

From the moment I found out I was pregnant I felt like I was doing something wonderful and the feeling of growing a baby is like no other. I really enjoyed being pregnant although I did run into some complications – at 33 weeks I developed a blood clot which changed my birth plan and meant I had to inject blood thinners twice a day, even for three months after giving birth.

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A week after giving birth to my gorgeous baby boy Oliver I suffered a haemorrhage (this was due to changing from Fragmin injections to Warfarin combined with breastfeeding which contracted the uterus and caused a massive bleed) and had to go back to hospital for five days without baby which was just horrible. Due to this my recovery took a little longer than normal and I didn’t feel like blogging, I just wanted to cherish those early days with my baby and get used to life as a new mum.

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Now Oliver is almost 6 months old and even though we are not in a proper set routine I’m trying to find windows of time in which to do my own thing and in this case that means blog. Since becoming a mother I really feel like I’ve learnt a lot and it felt right to start a new blog so here it is.

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 I want to blog about a variety of subjects including those problems faced in life with a new baby, healthy snack recipes, fashion, beauty and mindset.

I really hope you enjoy reading my posts and feel free to comment and leave me a link to your blog too.

Jen

XOXO