Tuesday, March 7, 2017

9 Things that Have Changed Since Becoming a Mom

Becoming a mom, or a dad, is definitely life changing. As we're coming up on Little One's 11 month, I took some time to reflect on exactly what had changed in my life.



1. I need less sleep. All of my life I have been a minimum of 8 hours girl. I couldn't function on less and often got sick if I didn't get that much sleep. Well, that's all gone. If I get 6 hours, it's a miracle.

2. I have less patience for drama. I still lend an ear to my friends who are going through a hard time but any one trying to cause drama over something small is out of here. Who has time for it?

3. I'm not as picky about food. Being sleep deprived, unsure of your schedule and often too side tracked to worry about your own meals means that you're open to eating whatever you have around. Luckily, my husband cooks but I now have more important things to worry about than no liking mayo on my burger.

4. I'm, somehow, more laid back. I thought I would be the first one to be a helicopter mom. I'm usually very type A. However, I've learned that Little One will be ok. I haven't been that mom that's constantly call the pediatrician or googling things.

5. I feel empowered. How would you not? You grew a little life inside of you, you gave birth and you've been nurturing that little life and help it grow. I've taken this empowerment into things like my work, clients and standing up for myself. Because honestly, if I can do all of those things that I mentioned, I can do anything.

6. I find all kids cute, even crying one. Admittedly, crying kids in restaurant used to drive me crazy. But now they're all cute, all of them.

7. I'm more creative. I never thought of myself as creative but I find I can turn anything into a game, toy or song these days.

8. I'm more determined. Becoming a mom has made finding a way to continue to be self-employed, have a flexible schedule and be able to spend time with my family more important than ever. I'm not will to be a workaholic and I know I don't have to be to provide for my family.

9. Lastly, it's forcing me to come out of my shell. I'm usually pretty open and sociable once I know people but meeting new people can be tricky. Helping little one becoming more well-adapted means that I've had to do the same.

15 comments:

  1. YES! I can relate to each and every one of these. So true, especially for the drama. I have such little care for those gossiping moments its a bit insensitive. Oh, and yes, all kids melt your heart.

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  2. Aww I love this. I remember my mum always saying that she stopped being so picky about what she was eating when she had me since I always wanted to "share" my food (slops, let's be real ahaha).

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  3. I totally agree with all of these! And some of them did not used to describe me at all! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. So much yes to #9! I used to be just terrified to be around new people, but I'm SO much more comfortable now. I'm glad I'm not the only one!

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  5. I love this! I very much hope I can become more laid back when our baby is born. I can be a bit uptight sometimes haha but I'm now 29 weeks pregnant and I've been relatively laid back this entire pregnancy so hopefully it continues into parenthood. I'm also very slowly starting to get that empowered feeling! Watching myself gain weight and my abs disappear has been super challenging for me, but I'm just now at a point where I feel like a rockstar haha I'm 7 1/2 months pregnant and I look and feel fantastic. I can literally do anything at this point.

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  6. Yes to all of this! I am surprised how little sleep I need now that I am a mom! I am an introvert, so I also have had to come out of my shell, especially since my daughter is not at all shy!

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  7. Didn't realize until you said it but for sure less patience for drama! Mom life is dramatic enough already!

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  8. It's amazing how much our lives change once we become parents. I also became more laid back. I mean, it's just too much energy to be on top of their every little move. And allowing them the freedom to explore and learn and play on their own does wonders for their personal development. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. Yes! Especially number 5. I have totally found my voice through The empowerment of motherhood

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  10. My life has definitely changed since I became a parent--I think that, as much as it changed with my first child, it's changed even more since I had my second! Now, that I have 2 little kids, I'm the exact opposite about kids screaming (maybe because there is SO MUCH noise all the time at my house?!). :D

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  11. These are sooo relatable - ESPECIALLY number 2. Number 5 is also pretty spot on, it's incredible to me how much I have changed as a person since this tiny human came into my life. Thanks for sharing! <3

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  12. I love these! Haha and I totally hear you on the creativity part! I can turn anything into a game or a song since having my son! 😆

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  13. I can most definitely relate to all of these! Especially number one and number three!

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  14. That's wonderful. It sounds like you've blossomed in motherhood.

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