I have so much to say on this topic, but instead of writing a huge essay i’ll keep it simple – ish.
For me, I have had a few days where I’ve felt a bit of a rubbish person/Mama/pregnant lady all into one, but you know what? Everyone has days where they feel like it’s all a bit much (especially with wild pregnant hormones and feeling pretty weak!), you question your abilities as a parent, you feel like you’re not enough, suffer ‘Mama-guilt’ over little things – I get this a lot!
But when you take just a minute to process whats around you.
Really take it all in.
You realise that you have to make the most of what you have, when you have it. In those moments when everyone is over-tired, wanting for everything & nothing at the same time, lacking motivation, or just feeling a little lost – talking it through, hugging it out and taking a little breather will help you see that each day is a new beginning, each moment even. I often dwell on things and over think but recently I’ve thought realistically. Being the main at home parent of three littles aged 5,3,2 and 34 weeks pregnant will reveal some challenging moments, but you know what, this is all part of our journey, our story & our life. I wouldn’t change it for the world, and it’s made me who I am today (even if that person does look very tired!) Small stresses are just so irrelevant when you look into your littles eyes and see just how much they love you, need you and want you. And when you see how much you’re physically & mentally changing from growing a baby, feeling it moving about so much that it makes you so uncomfortable & sleep deprived and some days questions your coping skills, you see how much that baby needs you too. They’re not this small forever, I’m not going to be pregnant forever, our house isn’t going to be in this upside down mode forever, everything is happening for a reason.
I want my littles to grow up knowing that perfect isn’t real, that all we can do is try our best and understand that going through some tough times can actually reveal a lot you never knew about yourself. Strengths that rise up beneath the surface, new perspectives, thoughts and ways of going about things. That in itself is a great lesson no matter how hard it may seem.
Embrace & be thankful for what you have.