How hard is it to be a mother? After all, I thought of what this parenting thing really entails. Before I gave birth to my dear Summer, I am pretty excited yet scared because I am about to make a huge step in my life. Sure, I knew it’s going to be hard including changing lots of diapers and even lose sleep every now and then.
Being a mom, I know things would be different. It was a lot harder than I expected. From being a carefree, feeling young wild and free, to a mother of a beautiful girl. My world seems to revolve around my daughter. Every morning, I wake up with the notion that I am going to do what I plan to do- or at least what I would like to do. But somehow, it never works the way I want it to be. I don’t have much time doing chores, go shopping and write blogs. I spend most of the time breastfeeding my child. She loves my milk so much! Sometimes, I am lucky to have 30 minutes to 1 hour of rest when she is taking a nap or when one of our family member is looking after her.
The thing that surprises me about being a mother is how much it affects every single part of my life. Once you’re a mother, you can no longer buy branded clothing, hoard on make-ups or even go out somewhere without thinking of your child.
Sometimes I miss going out with my friends or even the companionship from the workplace, but I remind myself how blessed I am to be able to stay at home with my baby. She’s only little for so long. I need to cherish every single moment.
Being a mother is one of the hardest job in the world yet fulfilling. In the end, I am really thankful how precious and blessed I am to be a mother to our child.