Errr What?!!! About 24 weeks ago I gave birth to a 6.8lb girl and now all of a sudden she is rolling, giggling, bouncing and weaning. Slow down honey, give me chance to catch up already!
It is tiring (she wakes up up 3 times a night every night - grr!) But how I love her. As my mothering skills continue improve and her hand eye coordination sharpens she is becoming a tad easier to look after and we have even more fun together. Now she has slightly longer naps in the day I can do a spot of work whilst she dreams of mashed banana and splashing about in the bath.
I've become a juggling mother. The split in the different roles that I (try to) perform falls way into my mini-sweetheart's favour, but yeah, I'm finding grooves that seem to be working out for us all. Things are slower at work because I'm not at the helm as much as I was, but it's all good. Mary has become my right-hand lady in the office. She keeps an eye on all goings on in the shop and she keep me abreast wherever needs be. It was hard to rescind some control over my small business, but Mary is caring and she knows what is what. Mabel needs me as much as much I need her so it had to be done. Anyway I am very fortunate and grateful to have you wonderful regulars and new customers popping into my shop keeping things ticking over. Thank you so much.
Well, that's work. I can work and I love my work, and I know how to do the work. Being a mum? Well that's more tricky. Motherhood seems to be at times instinctual and at other times like fumbling around in the dark with your hands tied behind your back! We muddle through. The many laughs and sight of cute feet/chubby cheeks and thighs/tiny hands/beautiful eye lashes/I could go on...makes the less glamorous bits more than worth it.
I think it's finally begining to sink in that I am someone's mum! Wow!
When did it finally sink in for you? Or are you yet to become a mum?