Becoming Mumsy

My journey through motherhood and everything in between.

Happy Mother's Day!

Lets kick this off with a simple 'Happy Mother's Day!'

This post will be quite a weird one for me, because I think I'm in some sort of limbo when it comes to motherhood. 

I am almost at the end of my pregnancy journey, and I cannot wait to meet our little girl. Part of me wishes she was already here so I could soak up some of the Mother's Day celebrations, and over-priced menus at restaurants. Sounds quite materialistic when I put it like that...but it took us two gruelling years to get to this point, so I figure that I'm allowed to feel like this. 

Always a happy occasion?

Mother's Day can be a hard day, and one that many dread every year. This time last year, I know I was one of those people. There was a hidden anxiety that was sitting at the back of my mind that was making me dread seeing all of the bouquets of flowers, and the endless rows of Mother's Day chocolates.  

Part of me felt like I shouldn't feel that way, but the other part of me felt totally justified. 2016 marked one of the worst years that I've ever experienced, and I had no idea just what 2017 had in store for us. So ultimately, I felt bitter on Mother's Day. 

Brighter days

This year, I feel so incredibly blessed and lucky, to be just under 38 weeks pregnant, and feeling so many reassuring wriggles and kicks from my, now, ginormous belly. 

I honestly did not think that I would be at this point in my life, even with the many, many comments from friends and family, who told me things would 'get better' and to stay positive. It turns out, the advice was true. 

My mum

For those of you that know me, will know that I have a very close relationship with my mum, and I love it. She is my biggest support, and always has been. 

Throughout my journey to conceive, she was always on side to keep me going, especially when some of my darkest thoughts crept in. She was always there to knock the reality back into me and some positivity, as well as letting me have a good cry to her!

My best friend.
If I can strive to be half of the mother that she is, I'll be doing something right!

Be kind

Like I've mentioned, I know today can be such a hard day, and I have experienced that for myself. It's amazing how much a small message or a comment can make someones day, just by letting them know that you're thinking of them. So, today, as with any other day, be kind because days like Mother's Day and Father's Day can be so incredibly hard for numerous different reasons. 

Thanks, lovelies.


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