Being Mum

On the dawn of me returning to work full-time, my thoughts have turned to the last six months and our Little Man.

It’s safe to say that both Husband and I really can’t imagine life without him. There almost seems to have been this invisible line drawn through our old lives, signalling the start of new ones, and we honestly wouldn’t change it for the world.

Don’t get me wrong, the last six months have not been easy. Any first-time parent that says that it is blatantly fibbing! I do hate it when people describe Maternity Leave as having time off. Being a Mother is certainly the hardest job that I’ve ever done. However the sleep-deprevation, forgetfulness and messy house is all worth it. Hardest job maybe, but most rewarding? Absolutely.

I have to stop and take stock sometimes at how much he’s developed in such a short period of time. From the trauma for them that’s birth to now sitting up and eating, it amazes me at the exponential growth that occurs. Just creating the collage above has made me marvel in his progress.

Born at 6lb10oz and now weighing in at a hefty (no wonder my arms are toned) 19lbs, our little boy is doing very well.

It is with mixed emotions that I’m returning to work, but overall I’m positive. He’ll be looked after superbly by his Nana and Grandma, and will enjoy Nursery twice a week. Being a social little thing will only mean this is great for him.

I’ll be posting more about “Being Mum” from now on, but today, here are a few my many highlights from the last six months.

  • Giving Birth. Strange as that may sound, it was a positive experience for me.
  • Bringing our Son home. Becoming a family of three as we stepped through our front door.
  • The first smile. This really does melt your heart.
  • His laugh. A very contagious chuckle that would get the most hardened person smiling.
  • Swimming. Swimming lessons from 11 weeks. He’s a water baby that’s for sure (maybe as he was born in the water, who knows?)
  • Eating. The sight of him chomping on a Banana for the first time was astounding. Baby-led weaning (and puréed food) is great.

Those are just a few. Would I have done anything differently? Perhaps. Do I yearn for my old life? Very occasionally as I’m pretty spontaneous and having a child changes this, however those big brown eyes make it worth it.

I really can’t believe six months has passed already. I looking forward to seeing what the next six months bring.

Erin, Love from Cornfield… X

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