I was tagged by Donna at What The Redhead Said to take part in the “I’m the Mum Who…” meme. I love taking part in things like this – they make me question myself and reflect on my choices… So here goes!
I’m the Mum who had a pretty much perfect pregnancy with no complications – aside from terrible Heartburn ;o)
I’m the Mum who was/is petrified of the thought of a C-Section.
I’m the Mum who experienced undiagnosed Birth Trauma.
I’m the Mum who really wanted a girl and was disappointed when I found out Bloomer was a boy.
I’m the Mum who moved house on her due date.
I’m the Mum who laboured downstairs watching Deal or No Deal whilst Hubs was painting the ceiling in our new master bedroom.
I’m the Mum who suffered with Post Natal Anxiety but was misdiagnosed as Post Natal Depression. And I wondered why the tablets didn’t help…
I’m the Mum who took a 3 week old baby to the other side of the country (Newcastle) for a Tongue Tie cut and cried like a baby.
I’m the Mum who wanted to breastfeed to 6 months, but physically and mentally couldn’t withstand the challenge.
I’m the Mum who contracted Mastitis three times within 4 and a half months, not to mention the blocked ducts.
I’m the Mum who went back to work and put O into childcare at a local nursery at 7 months.
I’m the Mum who enjoyed being back at work and having my normal life back.
I’m the Mum who got leathered on red wine the first Christmas after giving birth and ended up on the white telephone to God later that evening… Oops.
I’m the Mum who found a fabulous set of friends via Twitter to help with the day to day of bringing up your first child.
I’m the Mum who got married 12 months and 3 weeks after giving birth and I wish I’d waited longer so that I’d been able to better plan my perfect day without so many distractions.
I’m the Mum who cried on her way home from taking O to his taster session at Primary School yesterday,
I’m the Mum who went back to work part time, and then increased her hours to full time by choice.
I’m the Mum who loves her little family more than the world.
I’m the Mum who wishes her little boy would stay little forever.