Five Things I Discovered in Myself When I Became a Mom
There’s a huge difference between being single and being a mom, which I never ever imagined until the biggest blessing in my life arrived. The sudden reality made me think that I was not yet ready for this journey. Yet, here I am enjoying every minute of the ride.
It surprised me to discover a lot of things about myself now that I’m already a mom. I never really imagined some of these things would ever define me, but I’m glad that it did.
Apparently, I can be really patient.
I have very short patience and temper. I can’t wait for too long. I’m always complaining and I’m easy to give up. My temper rises easily, especially when I’m hungry, tired and lacked sleep. But it’s different with my little one. I learned to control my temper and extend my patience even if I feel really exhausted and sleepy, especially during midnight and I don’t know what to do when he’s awake. Hopefully this brand new temper wouldn’t be tested soon as the bed weather is here and the last thing I want to do is leave my bed. Just kidding.
Heck, I really love calories.
Before I got pregnant, I used to live a healthy lifestyle. No meat (just fish, chicken, and veggies), pastry, chocolate, milk tea, soda, etc. That was also accompanied with some cardio training twice a week. But calories are a preggo’s bestfriend. It was really hard to brush aside sweets when you’re expecting. I don’t know, maybe it’s a hormonal thing. Even if I already gave birth a few months ago, I am still hoarding calories. This should be changed immediately, I know. I realized that I need to protect my health so I could live with my little buddy longer.
I’m capable of saving money.
I knew that it’s important to save, of course—for emergencies, for the future and for retirement. However, it was really a challenge for me to do that. I used to empty my bank account and shopped for all the things I want. But now, I’m proud to say that I’m finally capable to save money, for me and my kiddo. I also never pondered to get an insurance nor an investment, but I finally did for his future.
I won’t need anyone else.
Most of us think that having no one else to be with you and your children feels like the end of the world. But not for me. I’ve never felt this complete ever since my precious one came. I won’t need anyone else. He’s enough. That’s how great he means to me. I’m so thankful to God for Jacob.
I fit perfectly as a mother than a shopaholic, mall-hopper, 20-something chic.
I must say that I feel happier changing nappies, having sleepless nights, strolling and carrying my heavy-pound little bear, and looking like a mess than living my life before when my baby Jacob is not yet around.
I’m happy and proud being a mom. It’s a responsibility I thought I couldn’t handle myself. Just seeing those smiles and feeling those little hands holding mine are the sweetest feeling that makes me very grateful to be a mom.