1. I can actually function without sleep.
I am someone who has always needed 8 hours of sleep anyhow and couldn’t go without it (until I got pregnant).
I thought I can handle a few nights of sleeplessness, like every mother does. How wrong I was, because I barely survived through that phase without losing my sanity. I felt like a zombie, yes a sleepless zombie roaming in the house. But I did survive, and realized I can function without my precious sleep.
2. I can have a meal in 2-5 minutes.
Well, better call it gobble my food in 2-5 minutes. You see, I have always been a slow eater, I like to savour my meal and enjoy it.
All that changed after having my baby, now I have learnt to eat as fast as I can, because babies seem to time there crying, fussing, peeing or pooping, according to their mum’s mealtime or any other important task.
3. Enjoying a cup of coffee or tea is a luxury.
As they say, motherhood is a 24×7 job, and getting a little me time is almost impossible. I never knew a little me time and enjoying a simple cup of coffee, can be so difficult as I mentioned in this post.
4. Constant worrying is a part of motherhood.
I have always been a carefree spirit until I entered motherhood, now worrying has become a part of nature like; did my baby ate enough? Is he warm enough? Is he cold? What if he misses a growing up milestone?….the list is endless.
5. It’s OK to feel frustrated and exhausted.
A tired, sleepless person can’t be happy and bubbly right? And it’s perfectly alright. I refuse to feel guilty about it. I have my good and bad days as a mother, and I am satisfied with that.
So, these are few things I realised after becoming a mother.
When I see my little angel smile at me, and those tiny arms reach for me with all the love and trust in the world, I feel it’s all worth it.