Count the Bad Mommies

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Homework Week 2

A belated welcome to the new moms. Seems our little group is getting bigger, yay!

1. What do you remember most clearly about the birth of your kid?
I had a fairly normal birth. I drove myself to the doctor on the morning of 8 Jan 2001, and the doctor said I was ready to induce. I then went to the hospital with my mom, was induced (which totally sucked), in labour for 12 hours, and then my angel arrived without much fanfare!

2. What weird cravings did you have, if any?
I had no weird craving, but ate so much extra butter microwave popcorn that I didn't touch the stuff again for about two years after that!

3. What other names were you debating, before you settled on the name you did?
I chose not to find out the sex of the baby. I always had Ciara for a girl, and was considering Nathan if she had been a boy.

4. What's the hardest part about being a mommy?
How constantly tiring it is. How I get home from a hard days work, exhausted and a little under the weather and she jumps on me to say hello, and all I want to do is fall down on my bed and sleep for 12 hours, but I know I can't.

5. How did becoming a mommy change you?
I can be very emotionally distant. I have closed myself off emotionally to prevent myself from getting hurt. With Ciara, I can't do that. I love her so much that I sometimes feel a physical ache. She is my entire world. I often wonder what I did with my time before she was there?

6. What advice would you give any future mommies-to-be?
Don't worry too much about it, it really does come naturally. Don't let your toddler use filthy words, it is NOT cute. Teach your children compassion from an early age. Love them with all your being. Let them know every day that there is nothing they could ever do that would make you stop loving them. Let your children be children for as long as they want.


angel said...

excellent advice i think.

Nosjunkie said...

I love it I love the names question the most... I will have boys... no god worth his salt will subject a little girl to me... so my boys names will be Baylian and Corven and or Lian