Friday, February 20, 2015

Things I didn't know I could do before I became a Mom



It’s been 7 months since I first laid my eyes on my daughter and I can say with conviction that being a mother is not an easy feat.  Before Milly, I thought being a mom was just easy-peasy. Change the diapers, feed them, take care of them and most especially love them with all your heart. Now that I am a mom, I have discovered so many things. Things I didn’t know I could do. Being a mom has transformed me to a new me; I am like a totally different person right now.  It’s so difficult to put into words but these are the things I didn’t know I could do before a became a mom.

   1.       I didn’t know how much I could tolerate myself watching the same cartoons over and over again. I even keep on humming their “theme songs”. Baby Einstein, Elmo, Furchester.

   2.      I didn’t know I could suck and hold a snot, smell diapers and poo poos. I even have the guts to hold every diaper just to check if it’s full or not. :D  

   3.      I didn’t know I could hold my pee for more than 6 hours just so I wouldn’t wake up Milly from sleeping.

   4.      I didn’t know that I could sing and compose songs out of any words that come out from my mouth.

   5.      I didn’t know that I could appreciate the smell of sour milk, smelly feet and armpits (of a baby of course J)

   6.      I didn’t know that I have so much energy stored in my body. Ever since I gave birth, I never had the chance to get a good sleep. I am already lucky if I get 3 hours of sleep every day. Despite the long travel hours from work, I still feel energize whenever I see Milly.

   7.      I didn’t know that I could deprive myself from buying something but I can splurge that much if it’s for Milly.

   8.     I didn’t know I could dance in public just to lull Milly to sleep.

   9.      I didn’t know I have a strong body. I’ve always complained carrying my work bag before, but now that I have Milly, I can carry so many things all at the same time. 2 big bags on my left and Milly on my right.

And here are my top 5 realizations

   1.       I didn’t know that I could be a better person. (I hope)

   2.      I didn’t know that I could appreciate the real value of time. Now that I have a daughter, I always wantto spend each moment with her. Time flies real fast so I need to make the most out of every minute I spend with her.  

   3.      I didn’t know that I could have another source of inspiration other than my husband: D

   4.      I didn’t know that I could be patient. I’ve always thought that I have a bad temper, but apparently it turned out that I am actually gentle in so many ways.

   5.      And last but not the least; I didn’t know that I could love in a very unconditional way.  



How about you? What are the things that you have learned and discovered when you became a mom? 

11 comments:

  1. I discovered that I can breastfeed two kids at a time :)

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  2. true that, mommy! relate much ako lalo na sa pagtitipid sa sarili pero pag sa kids na deadma na sa price tags :P

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  3. I learned to give up lots of things, one would be staying out late watching horror movies. Now, it's children related movies. Our television channel is always on Disney Channel lol.

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  4. Lovely post! As a mom of two now, I didn't realize I could love both my kids as much, equally. I always had that kind of fear before that I might favor one of the other but no, nothing like that. It's amazing how our hearts just grow bigger and bigger for our kids! ♥ :)

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  5. Salute to wonder moms.. And oh you forgot about the pain we tolerate when we are on labor.. :)

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  6. I think a lot of moms can very much relate to this! :) So true on the holding of pee but I don't think I've gone as far as 6 hours!

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  7. I didn't know I can watch Disney 24/7 and no more Walking Dead or Game of Thrones for me.

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  8. I didn't know I could whistle! Haha. Seriously, when Yuri was newborn baby, I got tired singing and humming lullabies that I just started whistling.

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  9. agree! i'm smiling all the way reading through your list!

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  10. this list is so touching.... :) kudos to all mommies! i hope and pray i will experience this soon :)

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