Everyone tells you that once you’ve had a baby everything around you will change, your life, your friends, your purpose and most of all you.
I always thought that things can’t change that much, can they? I mean I know having this tiny little dependant person is a huge life shift but seriously? Nothing can prepare you for the adventure that is about to unfold
I have never loved anyone as much as I love my husband, of course I love my family untold amounts but being in love with someone that you have chosen to spend the rest of your life with is different. I didn’t think it was possible to love anyone else as much as him. But oh boy, the minute I laid eyes on my tiny precious little boy, my whole world changed. The instant rush of love and overwhelming need to protect this little bundle is just immense. No words can describe that feeling! It is incredible. This precious little miracle that YOU have made with the one person that you love most in the world, is finally here and is yours to keep forever.
Now my priorities have changed. I am no longer the centre of my own world. My little boy is. I think of him before I think of myself. Thinking of myself is an after thought, and so it should be. My whole life revolves around him. Do I miss putting myself first? No, my life is much fuller and whole with him in it.
I am so lucky to be surrounded by the best family and friends a girl could ask for. The friends who I knew would still be there for me and my little boy still are and these are the only ones that matter. They say you lose friends when you have a baby but that’s there loss, but I have also gained some incredible friends by having my baby that will be invaluable for life, and watching our children grow up together is just priceless.
Would I change anything next time I have a baby? Yes is the simple answer. No one knows what to expect when your expecting. The books can’t show you, people’s experiences can’t teach you. The only thing you can do is learn, learn whilst on the job and of course you are going to make a few mistakes on the way but that is part of being a new Mum.
But one thing I have learnt is that being a mummy is the best job in the world, I love the ups and downs, I love learning on the job and I love putting my precious little human before myself.
Here’s to me, my gorgeous little boy, my family and my future babies