Hi Everyone! I’m Amy, I’m 25 and live in Worcester with my beautiful daughter Eva, my boyfriend Sean and our cat Bella. I am so happy to be doing a guest post on Ria’s blog and to meet some new readers! I hope you all enjoy my Mum Tag!
1. How old were you when you had your first child?
Eva is my first child and I had her when I was 25.
2. What was the hardest thing about being pregnant for 9 months?
I suffered quite badly with SPD during my pregnancy and this made it very uncomfortable to walk, get out of bed, out of cars etc. I also had quite bad heart burn towards the end which made sleeping very hard. Other then that I loved pregnancy!
3. Can you think of any good things you enjoyed during those 9 months?
My Bump! I really miss my bump and those little kicks. It is the most amazing feeling knowing there’s a little baby inside. I also felt the most confident about my body that I had in a while.
4. In your opinion, were all the things you heard about childbirth accurate or way off?
I’m going to sound crazy but I really enjoyed my labour. I’m one of those annoying people that got everything they had planned for and everything went amazingly well. I agree with the pain side of things and also the pain after but I was very lucky to experience such a great birth.
5. Would you have handled childbirth differently if you could re-do it?
No. My birth was amazing. I think I have quite a good pain threshold too which made things ‘seem’ a lot easier. Plus I was only in labour for 2 hours.. I think I kind of got away with it this time.
6. What would be your advice for someone who is about to have a baby?
Enjoy every second because time really does fly! An remember when your going through your bad times(like no sleep) uou’ll look back on it in a few weeks’ time and think how the hell did I get through that? But you just do! You’ll be amazing!
7. What has been the hardest thing about being a mum?
I think for me in the beginning was the sleep. I’m someone who needs my sleep otherwise I can’t function and I’m an awful person to be around (poor Sean). I also think the lifestyle change. You constantly have to think about someone else. Like you can’t just run to the shop to pick up some milk.
8. What has been the most rewarding thing about being a mum?
Her smile, her laughs, just looking at how happy she is and thinking me and her daddy are contributing to that.
9. What was the most surprising thing you discovered about being a mum?
How little sleep I can actually survive on! As I’ve mentioned above, I’m someone who really needs there sleep! However, I feel now I’ve turned a corner and I’m not so much like that anymore. I think I’ve just got over the fact I’m not going to have a lay in for at least another 18 years!
10. What is the best memory you have involving your child?
There are so many! One that sticks out for me is when I went into Eva in the morning and as soon as I opened the door she shouted ‘mama’ for the first time.
11. What was the most exciting milestone?
Definitely crawling as I thought Eva was never going to crawl and she’d found her way around by shuffling on her bum. When she crawled across the room for the first time I jumped for joy and cried.
12. What is the worst thing your child has ever done?
I’d say the worst thing she’s ever done was roll off the bed (half my fault) and she had a bruise under her eye. She did this when she was about 6 months. Also an explosive poo in the bath.. gross!
13. What habit did you wish your child didn’t have?
Throwing everything on the floor! In her high chair food goes on the floor, In the living room everything that’s on the coffee table gets thrown on the floor.
14. What habit of theirs makes you most proud?
The way she claps herself when she’s proud! It melts my heart.
15. Do you share any similarities with your child (both Physical and Personality)?
How she scrumples her nose when she laughs or smiles – I used to do this when I was a child.
16. Where would you like your child to be in 10 years?
As long as she’s happy and healthy I don’t mind. I would like her to be surrounded by a lovely group of friends and just be enjoying life.
17. What is something that having a child has taught you?
Patience and to have a calmer attitude towards situations. When you have a child nothing ever goes the way you planned so I’ve realised patience is key and the calmer you are the calmer and more chilled your child will be. Everyone always says that Eva is so chilled and easy going and I think that’s because me and Sean are ( him more so than me) But this is a skill I’ve had to learn along the way. Having children is such a huge learning experience.
18. Did you imagine that you’d be a mom at the age that you became a mom?
Yes I did. I’m the same age as my mum was when she had me and I always knew I wanted the same kind of age gap. Just because me and my mum are so close and she honestly is my best friend!
19. Describe your child in a single sentence?
The most cheekiest, beautiful little button.
20. How have you changed as a person since becoming a mum?
I’m more aware of everything around me, I plan more whereas before I was kind of just an in the moment type of person and quite spontaneous. I’m a lot more calmer and yes I would say that I am a lot less selfish. Everything I do is now for that little girl instead of just myself. I think a lot of mum’s can relate to that one.
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Thank you all for reading and I hope you enjoyed having Amy on my blog! If you want to read my answers then head to https://lifeasweknowit.uk/
Have a good day! Ria xx