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Mummy Tag

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…

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Mummy tag

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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).

  13. WHAT HABIT DID YOU WISH YOUR CHILD DIDN’T HAVE?

    This isn’t the case yet.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. DESCRIBE YOUR CHILD IN A SINGLE SENTENCE?

    My all.

    Both of them.

  20. 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!

Sabine

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26 Comments

  • Reply
    Leny van der Knaap
    1 February 2018 at 08:53

    Ja in alle antwoorden kan ik mezelf terugvinden als moeder, het mooiste wat er is: de bevalling van je eigen kind en wat was ik trots op mezelf.
    En mijn kinderen zijn me alles, kom niet aan mijn kinderen want dan ontwaakt de leeuw in mij, ik bewaak ze met mijn leven.
    Trots op mijn kinderen

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      sofarsosabine
      1 February 2018 at 13:44

      Mooi om te lezen mama!

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    Femke - thethingswelike.nl
    1 February 2018 at 19:46

    Dear Sabine, it was only untill I’ve read that you lost your precious first baby…my heart stopped.. It must be so difficult to experience such a loss. Of your own child, your precious baby. I can read you are a very very strong woman who tries to see the positive things in life, I have a lot of respect for that! And it’s really good to read you get so much joy from your son! We have a 21 month old son, Tijmen. He’s the greatest challenge and happiness of our lives! In a month, baby number two is coming, and I am so curious!

    Enjoy your sweet family! x Femke

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    Femke - thethingswelike.nl
    1 February 2018 at 19:50

    Oh, haha ik lees nu pas dat je gewoon Nederlands bent. Ik dacht even andersom, dat je als buitenlandse in Nederland woonde. 😉

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    kitty limon
    1 February 2018 at 20:10

    So glad you liked the tag and your answers were beautiful. Children are amazing and they change our lives in such unexpected ways :)

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    Helene
    1 February 2018 at 21:00

    So, so beautiful reading Sabine! Mothers are the stronger person in the earth! All the best for a happy family for all of you!

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    Marieke
    1 February 2018 at 21:57

    Wat een leuke tag. Deze kende ik nog helemaal niet. Leuk om je zo iets beter te leren kennen :)

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    Beth
    1 February 2018 at 23:38

    Awww, I loved all your answers but especially the ways you’re similar to your children and where you want them to be in 10 years. So beautifully put. Also, I love your kid’s names!! xoxo

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    Jasmin N
    2 February 2018 at 00:43

    In love with your answers! I hope everything is okay with you & Mason :-) it’s amazing to see them grow & learn new things – I think I’m going to do this tag as well!

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    Margarida
    2 February 2018 at 01:00

    Such a great tag!

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    Whitney Roberts Kutch
    2 February 2018 at 04:36

    This is so sweet!!! It is an experience that sometimes can’t even be explained in words… its so magical!! Thank you for sharing your answers!!!

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    Danie
    2 February 2018 at 06:27

    I love what you said about your life being richer and needing less to be happy. I have a small semblance of this in my life. I would love to have that in a larger way. It is a blessing to be able to have kids.

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    Kari
    2 February 2018 at 10:35

    Your strength is so inspiring! And the way you talk about your children is heartwarming. Thanks for sharing your story in this way!

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    Zana
    2 February 2018 at 21:44

    Thanks for sharing your story, Sabine. You are such a strong and inspiring woman. Lots of love!

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    Carrieremamma
    3 February 2018 at 10:17

    Helaas vond ik er echt helemaal niks aan om zwanger te zijn 🤔

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      sofarsosabine
      6 February 2018 at 11:32

      Die momenten had ik ook hoor!

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    Linda Venrooij
    3 February 2018 at 14:10

    Mooi ingevulde mommy-tag! Ik kende de tag nog niet eigenlijk :)

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    nicole orriens
    3 February 2018 at 14:27

    Ik kan me voorstellen dat je tijdens een zwangerschap je familie kunt missen. Zeker bij een eerste!

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      sofarsosabine
      6 February 2018 at 11:32

      Dat klopt, dat had ik bij onze dochter inderdaad nog het meest.

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    Linda Meester
    4 February 2018 at 13:14

    Zwanger zijn zonder familie in de buurt lijkt mij niet zo leuk

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      sofarsosabine
      6 February 2018 at 11:31

      Nee dat klopt, maar mijn moeder was wel de laatste maand van de zwangerschap bij me en ook bij ons in huis toen ik ging bevallen in het ziekenhuis en dat is toch wel heel kostbaar geweest. Natuurlijk ben ik ook een keer zwanger naar Nederland gevlogen en mijn moeder was hier ook vaak (en ook andere familieleden). Ideaal was het niet, maar Zweden is wel weer een heel fijn land om kinderen te krijgen.

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    Inge
    4 February 2018 at 13:17

    Oh WoW
    This ons of the best tags so far!
    Love to read your experiences, makes me reflect on my own.

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    Cassandra Pater-Bosman
    6 February 2018 at 13:03

    Ik herken het stukje van je familie missen heel erg. Hele mooie antwoorden, en prachtige namen!

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    Tamara
    6 February 2018 at 14:08

    Leuke tag. Wij hebben een kinderwens dus wie weet kan ik m ook een keer invullen

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    Judith Jasper
    8 February 2018 at 13:24

    Ik miste mijn moeder vreselijk toen ik zwanger was en in Spanje woonde, heel herkenbaar

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    nicole orriens
    9 February 2018 at 08:00

    Wat fijn dat je zo positief terug kijkt op je bevalling, en het niet anders zou willen doen!

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