It’s that time again another Monday another Mum to share her journey through motherhood. This week we have Maura. My future sister in law 😊…
Here is Maura’s story….
1.) When did you realise you wanted to be a mum?
I was pregnant so young I never really thought about it before I found out. I probably found out that I wanted to be a mum when they put my baby boy in my arms.
2.)What do you remember about the day you had your child/children? How did you feel?
When Aaron was born I remember the moment he was born the song meet me half way was on the radio but I always remember thinking what if I don’t love my baby as I don’t remember ever feeling maternal but when they put him in my arms I new everything would be ok I had never felt anything like that in my life I truly was overcome with emotion and love.
When Abbie was born I remember being high as a kite on gas and air and when she was born the midwife said to me it’s a girl(I was sure I was having a boy) I that I thought she was lying to me I remember lifting her leg to check.
When sé was born I was very impatient as we had been in the hospital for a long time but 48 hour later I was finally brought to the delivery suit to get things started not that I new less than an hour later I would be holding my perfect little boy. The thing I remember the most is the doctor came in to break my waters went to write in my notes and said they would put the drip up in an hour and I just remember feeling that the baby was going to be born the doctor assured me that I could be a while as I was early. She said that she would check me I was 10cms and after the fastest part my little man was here.
3.) What did you love and hate about pregnancy?
I loved the movement and feeling the baby get bigger and knowing my baby would be here soon. I hated most things in pregnancy I am the most impatient person I know I was never really sick but had nausea for nearly the entire time.
4.) Tell me something unique about your child or each of your children.
Aaron was my first he was such a placid baby. He is a very caring child he is going through his really stroppy stage at the minute but he still is the most caring little boy I have ever met. Last December we all went to the Christmas market and we went to the cash machine standing beside the cash machine was a homeless man playing a tin whistle. I had given the kids 10 pound to spend at the market and Aaron asked me could he give his money to the man I explained that the money was for him to buy something for himself but he said that he has lots of toys and the little man didn’t have any dinner or anywhere to sleep and that he wanted to give his money to the man.
Abbie is everything I wasn’t as a child she loves dolls and makeup and everything girly. She is such a daddy’s girl I have never really got a look in but she looks dainty and that she would break if you touch her but she is really tough we were in funky monkeys and there was a little boy who was being really horrible to all of the kids hitting them and taking there toys then he turned round to Abbie took her glasses (Abbie is practically blind) and I was on my way over to give off to the girl working in funky monkeys when Abbie took her glasses back pushed him over and said “excuse me it is very rude to take something that doesn’t belong to you. You really need to learn some manners”. Where I would have curled up in a ball
Sé is only 6 months so his personality hasn’t truly come out in full but even when he is crying because he is hungry or tired he still smiles when you look at him
5.) What surprised you most about becoming a mum?
The thing that surprised me the most about becoming a mum was that how much a mothers instinct clicks in I hate confrontation but when needed my confrontational issues go away.
6.) What has been the most difficult part of being a mother?
With so many wonderful things that come with becoming a mum there are some bad aspects like lack of sleep etc but the hardest thing is the worry I have been blessed with 3 great sleeping babies but I barley slept in the early days I was so so paranoid about sleeping I kept thinking they were going to choke in there sleep I winded them to an inch of there lives but with each baby my paranoia lessened slightly.
7.) What has been the best part of being a mother?
The best part of being a parent is the individuality of each of my children they are beautiful smart funny children that I am truly blessed to have. I love watching them hit each milestone and seeing how they grow into amazing little people but if I’m being truthfully honest I love bedtime every night knowing that the kids are safe in bed and that we have managed to keep 3 children alive for another day lol. I love knowing they feel safe and loved everyday.
8.) What do you want your children to remember about you?
The thing I want my children to remember is how much I love them and how amazing they are and that they should never doubt themselves for one second because they are the best things that ever happened to me.