YELLOWMUM: Life Of A New Mom

Isn't it amazing how all of a sudden your life just takes a full turn? That's how I felt  when I finally became a mom. I knew ever since I was young that I wanted to be a mother someday. It was my dream to have a happy family. I didn't know what exactly it meant nor what work it entails but I just knew in my heart that I was destined to be a mom. So you could just imagine how happy I was when I found out I was pregnant. My husband and I decided to start a family a few years after our marriage so we can exhaust what we wanted to do and also enjoy each other's company- just the two of us.

I am now a mom of a 3 month old baby and I cannot be any prouder. She is everything to me. Needless to say, my world revolves around her. And literally, everyday revolves around her and I am not complaining.

Now my day is all about taking care of her and everything else takes a backseat. I'm very hands on with her. In fact we don't have a yaya or a helper. I try to make sure that I give her whatever she needs and makes sure that everything is perfect. I guess being an O.C. mom, it's really hard for me to entrust my baby to anyone else. She's a good baby and I love her unconditionally.

It's not all fun and laughter, motherhood is hard. I  don't get to do much especially when she's active and she stays awake most of the day. She wants attention- a lot of it. My husband, on the other hand, needs to go to work so it really is just me and my baby. As you may have noticed, I don't get to blog all the time. I usually just eat 2x a day- that's brunch (being around 1-2pm) and dinner. And since we don't have a helper, I still have to alot some time to cook. So I would usually just eat oatmeal or cereal in the morning and just cook dinner. I don't get to play with makeup as much as I used to. Apparently I'm almost always at home which means not wearing any trace of makeup. I can't go out without her. I am exclusively breastfeeding and I try to nurse her as much as I can. I don't get to rest anymore. There are days when I feel like 24 hours isn't enough because I want to accomplish so much yet I have to prioritize being a mother first. But like what I said, I'm not complaining. I knew that this would happen and I guess I prepared myself for it.

Even though it's tough and tiring, each time I see her smile, it melts my heart. She is so pretty and she's gotten a lot bigger. I always remember bringing her home the first time and holding her arms and legs and saying to myself "one day, these will be bigger and fatter" and it did- I did it. Nonetheless, I know I make mistakes and I do feel guilty each time. But I know that I'm trying. Doing my very best to be a good mom.

Currently I have already gone out 2x without her, leaving her with  my family to take care of her for a couple of hours. I'm also now open to receiving makeup work again. There's still a lot of adjustments especially in my schedule, but I know everything will fall into place. And at the end of the day, she makes me proud and I make myself proud. I am proud to say that I am doing it! 

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  1. Good job Mommy Char!

    Typing this now with one hand because my baby is on my chest as that's the only way he can sleep for long stretches of time, so I totally get making one's world revolve around the bub. I have less time for myself but generally happier over-all.

  2. Thanks Jill! And congrats to you too! :D