So, I saw this tag at another bloggers’ page and since I am a mom, I was like; let me do this tag too!
Here are 20 questions about me, being a mummy…
HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU HAD YOUR FIRST CHILD?
Our first daughter Féline was born when I was 28 year young, I got pregnant when I was 27 still. Mason was born when I was 30, I was 29 when I got pregnant of Mason.
WHAT WAS THE HARDEST THING ABOUT BEING PREGNANT FOR 9 MONTHS?
Being pregnant in a different country, then where my family was. Second time; the waiting part, if the pregnancy would go all fine, since I had a ‘risky’ pregnancy. Especially the last three months were sometimes very hard. Most of the times, we kept a positive mind set however.
CAN YOU THINK OF ANY GOOD THINGS YOU ENJOYED DURING THOSE 9 MONTHS?
When the babies started kicking, that’s the part I love the most. The special feeling that I am actually ‘creating’ a little baby inside me. Such a miracle. The ultrasounds were also special to me!
IN YOUR OPINION, WERE ALL THE THINGS YOU HEARD ABOUT CHILDBIRTH ACCURATE OR WAY OFF.
Both. Accurate about that it’s such a miracle, at the same time very painful. However, I gave birth to our son the natural way without painkillers and having that done, I feel like a power-mommy.
WOULD YOU HAVE HANDLED CHILDBIRTH DIFFERENTLY IF YOU COULD RE-DO IT?
No, I am glad that I tried to do it all natural and I am happy with that achievement. However, I would certainly feel again if it would be possible (also mentally), because every childbirth is different. It’s something that I wanted to prove to myself and that feels great. However, when it’s necessary, I’m not completely against using methods like gas or medicines.
WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ADVICE FOR SOMEONE WHO IS ABOUT TO HAVE A BABY?
Follow whatever you feel, as a pregnant mom-to-be. It’s usually the right advice – the mom feelings -. Trust your instincts and always make sure that you’re healthy when you feel something’s wrong. Don’t be scared about what is going to happen. Go with the flow; you can’t change the outcome anyway. However, you can change the mindset and the thoughts in your head.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE HARDEST THING ABOUT BEING A MOM?
The constant time pressure, while I follow his rhythm. Never completely relaxing, not even when I’m sleeping. At the same time, it’s wonderful to have the responsibility about a little person that always smiles to me when he sees me.
WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST REWARDING THING ABOUT BEING A MOM?
Having a baby in my arms. Holding him, every day. Him wanting to come to me. Him wanting to be with me. Having him at home. About our daughter; she made me a parent. She made me a mom. I felt amazing, secure and it was so rewarding that I could help her through her bad times being sick in the hospital due to early birth (three months early). Rewarding as well; understanding how my mom always felt and feels.
WHAT WAS THE MOST SURPRISING THING YOU DISCOVERED ABOUT BEING A MOM?
How strong I am. After losing our child, I never thought I would survive this horrible time of grieving. Then, being pregnant is not always easy. The childbirth and taking care of Mason at home while being tired of the delivery. The strength that I feel every day when Mason needs something. Nothing makes me stronger than being a mother. I would walk from here until Tokio for him, if I had to. I would give him my own heart, if I had too. I would completely sacrifice myself for my children. This strength, this power, feels great.
WHAT IS THE BEST MEMORY YOU HAVE INVOLVING YOUR CHILD?
The love I feel for my children. It’s a different love. It’s new and magical. The best memory would be the butterflies I feel of happiness and love when I see the face of our son.
WHAT WAS THE MOST EXCITING MILESTONE?
The milestone that Féline made it to the ‘due date’ (three months after the C-section). For Mason; the first crawl at 6,5 months.
WHAT IS THE WORST THING YOUR CHILD HAS EVER DONE?
Both of them, I can’t say anything bad about them. To me the ‘bad parts’ as puking all over me, aren’t that bad, since when it’s your own baby, it suddenly doesn’t matter anymore (to me at least).
WHAT HABIT DID YOU WISH YOUR CHILD DIDN’T HAVE?
This isn’t the case yet.
WHAT HABIT OF THEIRS MAKES YOU MOST PROUD?
Féline; that she saved her strength for being with us. She didn’t interact as much with the nurses as with us. She simply ignored them sometimes by closing her eyes. A nurse told me this one time.
Mason; him smiling to much, every day.
DO YOU SHARE ANY SIMILARITIES WITH YOUR CHILD (BOTH PHYSICAL AND PERSONALITY)?
Féline; the strength of keep going on while being sick.
Mason; the flintiness in his eyes. I like to joke like that too. Even though he can’t even speak yet, he’s 7 months, still I feel like he’s such a flirt and joker sometimes.
WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR CHILD TO BE IN 10 YEARS?
Féline; still in our hearts, thoughts and conversations.
Mason; being a big boy, finding his way into the life he’s dreaming of.
WHAT IS SOMETHING THAT HAVING A CHILD HAS TAUGHT YOU?
That motherhood is simply the best thing on earth. I wouldn’t want to miss this. There’s nothing more beautiful than motherhood to me. Being a mother to a child or children taught me to be patient and trust and let go as well.
DID YOU IMAGINE THAT YOU’D BE A MOM AT THE AGE THAT YOU BECAME A MOM?
Yes, but I would’ve preferred to be even a younger mom, but I was always so worried that I wasn’t ready.
DESCRIBE YOUR CHILD IN A SINGLE SENTENCE?
Both of them.
HOW HAVE YOU CHANGED AS A PERSON SINCE BECOMING A MOM?
My life feels so much richer and I need less to be happy. I just need time to spend together and not a lot more.
It changed me that my priorities are always my child instead of my own. Instead of someone else too. And I am proud that I am a mother like that. Because that’s the way I feel I want it to be. I want to do all this for my child.
I hope you liked the answers to my mummy tag! Was there an answer that you liked? I would love to read what you think of my blog post. <3
If you’re a blogger as well and would like to use this mummy tag and were inspired by me, please give me some credits, the same way as I was inspired by this blogger; WatchMeBlather
Back to my mummy life now,
see you soon!