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On Half A Year Of Being A Mother

Whoever said being a mother is easy must have not experienced motherhood.

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Now that I have been a mother myself for 6 months, I want to start this blog by thanking my mom for everything, and literally EVERYTHING that she has done for me. I honestly wouldn’t have appreciated her this much if not for experiencing the same path she’s walked through being the best mother she could be for me and my brother. I love you, Momcy! ❤

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My 2 days old Amaria Niszha

 According to a research, many first-time mommies do not fully enjoy motherhood until their babies are six months old. And to further explain that, I believe “enjoy” in this context means when you can already play with your little one and she responds to you through smiling or giggling. That, I say, is the awesomest part of being a mom to a 6-month old baby.

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Oh, I love seeing my baby’s photos being so small and delicate. She didn’t even make it to 3 months enjoying laying down when I carry her! Niszha started early on carrying and tilting her head. I suppose lots of mommies experienced this with their newborns too!

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I too struggled in coping with the life-changing effects of having a baby.  I have come to terms with the inevitable sleepless nights, baby sucking from me every hour. Oh! The hardship of breastfeeding itself is a battle! Need I mention that I had a complete knock in confidence because of the postnatal weight? These and a lot more somehow also caused a little stress to me. But rather than dwelling on these abrupt changes in my life, I just made the most of my newborns’ precious first few months thinking I could never get any of this part back, ever.

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7am sunlight for the little earthling

Despite having a few wobbles during the early days, I would still say with conviction that this is the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.

I guess one of the biggest challenge for women after giving birth for the first time is the lack of knowledge about their new role as a mother. Many say they didn’t know what they were doing or what to do. I question myself all the time if I’m giving the best of everything to my child. Am I doing it right? But I think the very fact that we worry about being a good mom means we are already one. 🙂

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After having this little girl, I have been extremely fascinated on how time really flies so fast. This day, all she knows is cry when hungry, the next day she was already rolling over on her own and trying to eat anything she gets her hands into!

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Let us not forget that our baby’s first 6 months are crucial. And though really expensive, vaccines are very important!

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My exclusively breastfed baby has been very clingy starting her 3rd month that I could no longer leave the house without her. So I have to bring her with me every time I go out.

I bring her to my mommy events

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I bring her to my meetings or girlfriend dates

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I bring her when I workout

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I bring her when I go to the mall

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I bring her when I get my nails done

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or the groceries 😀

I am one of the lucky mommies who get to spend every second of the day with their growing babies. Also blessed to have a very supportive husband and momcy. I couldn’t have gone through all these mother stuffs without their help.

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I had Casted Treasure preserve the memory of Niszha’s tiny hands & feet when she was 3 months old

That’s soon on the blog!

Truly, there is a huge amount of adjustment for both parents on this first 6 months of parenthood. For new moms like me in particular, as we go from being independent, career focused or socially inclined people to having to spend 24 hours a day caring for someone else, the sound of that alone is so tiring and stressful. Imagine not having break from that at any point. Waaa!

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The if-the-baby-sleeps-you-sleep is a hoax!

I probably am one of the most annoying, clingy mommy the world has

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I am always very thankful to God that my child is normal- complete body parts, all senses functioning very well and has never gotten sick since she got out of this world. If you are a mommy, your top priority & concern is your child’s well-being.

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And yes, I know she does not look like me. I see her daddy on every corner of her face. 😀

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Niszha has absolutely given me a whole new world, but being her mommy is a privilege I wouldn’t trade for anything and I will forever be grateful for in my waking life. I will cherish every tiny details of being a mother to her now until forever. She will always, always be a baby to me.

Love,

Mommy Nish

 

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