Feature piece – Gone Girl Shirt Dress in Grey available here ( gifted, I am wearing size 12)
Seed Heritage Jeans | Karen Walker Sunglasses | Windsor Smith Sandals | Adorne Bag (all non current)
I am a few days overdue with this post but I don’t think it’s too late to wish the mamma’s out there a very Happy Mothers Day. I hope you were all spoilt in some way, shape or form. This was of course my first Mother’s Day and unfortunately I was (& still am) feeling under the weather with a cold & sore throat so spent most of the day resting when I could. We did get out on Saturday though and had a lovely day so I don’t feel like I missed out. I used the opportunity to wear this cute shirt dress from St Frock. I love the grey colour and the super relaxed shape, which makes it easy to wear on its own as a dress or as a top like I have done here with jeans.
Since Sunday turned out to be a quiet day I found myself reflecting on motherhood and what I have learnt five months in. I wouldn’t change being a mum to Rubes for anything but it is fair to say I was a little naive going into it. There are a few things they don’t tell you at antenatal classes and they are what I would tell my pregnant self now. I have listed the good and the bad below….
- Giving birth WILL be the most physically challenging thing your body will ever experience (but you will recover!)
- You will experience a love that you didn’t know possible for your child (not necessarily immediately but it will happen) and will do anything to ensure they are happy and healthy
- Be ready for mummy judgment from everyone!
- Prepare yourself for a lot of crying (even if you never cry)
- You will question every single thing about yourself
- Breastfeeding does not equate to weight loss
- You will be exposed to the best and worst side of people
- Only surround yourself with positive influences, drop anything that is negative as you will not have time
- Your phone will exceed its storage for photos and videos every three days
- There may be rolling eyes sometimes when you walk into a café or shop with a pram (my pet hate, my money is the same your fu*&ers)
- You will experience a sense of completeness and find a new inner strength
- Sometimes you will miss your old life
- Now more than ever, all you can control is how you conduct yourself and treat others.