New Mum Files

New Mum Files – The Mummy Tag

So I saw Jasmin do this tag last week, and she put an open tag out at the end of her post, so I decided to take part too! Keep reading on to see my experience as a mum to Baby G!

How old were you when you had your first child?
28, exactly when I told my mum as a teenager I would be!

What was the hardest thing about being pregnant for 9 months?
If you remember my Pregnant Diaries, my main complaint was the rib pain, and the four ribs that Baby G had knocked out of place. That pain went away the day he came out!

Can you think of any good things about being pregnant for 9 months?
I liked the feeling of having Baby G all to myself, because even though I’m his mum and now spend most of his time with him, no one was able to take that time away from me or anything like that. I also loved feeling him move around.

In your opinion, were all the things you heard about childbirth accurate or way off?

I ended up having a planned c-section because of G’s position and lack of flipping, and I really hadn’t heard anything positive about c-section before that, I really had to seek those stories out. My c-section was a wonderful and positive experience!

Would you have handled childbirth differently if you could re-do it?
No, though I do sort of feel like I “missed out” on the labour and delivery side of childbirth. I was weirdly looking forward to going into labour and that wasn’t an option for me.

What would be your advise for someone who is about to have a baby?
Don’t forget that this is YOUR pregnancy, no one else needs to dictate anything in regards to your pregnancy or your mothering, except maybe a doctor.

What has been the hardest thing about being a Mum?
G is colicky, which means we have days of a lot of screaming. Depending on the day, it is constantly changing what will soothe him, and sometimes nothing works, and I just need to put him in his swing, and walk away to cry, go to the bathroom or eat, then try again.

What has been the most rewarding thing about being a Mum?
Being Baby G’s ultimate favourite person (for now anyways), even Bomber doesn’t like me best. I like the feeling of being wanted and needed all of the time by someone, even if it is a bit overwhelming at times!

What was the most surprising thing you discovered about being a Mum?
How overwhelming it can be at times, and how real Mum-brain is! I feel like a complete scatterbrain some days!

What is the best memory you have involving your child?
All of them, but one that sticks out to me is the first time Baby G gave me a big, purposeful slobbery kiss. He was so excited and while my cheek was so wet (because his mouth was wide open), I’ll take those kisses any day!!

What was the most exciting milestone?
Milestones are fun! The best one for us (so far) was the sleeping through the night! As G’s parents we were both solid all night sleepers up until the day G was born, and two months later we were back to that pretty consistently! It was AWESOME!

What is the worst thing your child has ever done?
G isn’t old enough to do bad things on purpose, but I’m not a fan of his current stage of pinching and scratching, I can’t wait until he grows out of it!

What habit do you wish your child didn’t have?
I wish he napped better, that’s really the only thing I’d change!

What habit of theirs makes you most proud?
Honestly I think it’s how gentle he is with Bomber most of the time, he loves to pet Bomber and goober him up, and he’s learning that Bomber will leave if G touches his ears.

Do you share any similarities with your child? (Both physical and personality?)

I was a colicky baby, as well as being SUPER NOSY, G has both of those going for him, we also both have very little patience – his Scottish is showing! He also has my blue eyes!


Where would you like your child to be in 10 years?
In school? He’ll be 10 and a half.

Is there something that having a child has taught you?
Time management is something I can actually be good at! I’ve also realized that bodily fluid really don’t bother me, at all!

Did you imagine you’d be a mum at the age you became a mum?
Yes, my 10-year plan when I graduated highschool ended with me becoming a Mum, after graduating university, buying a house, getting a dog (all done) and a few things that never happened.

Describe your child in one sentence?
He is a goofy goober.

How have you changed since becoming a Mum?
I wash my hair less often … there’s that.

Did you want to participate in the Mummy tag? I’d love to see your answers! Don’t forget to tag me so I can see!

Until next time,

Amanda, xo.

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