Friday, 23 March 2018

MOTHERHOOD-RELATED Q&A

It is a time for a motherhood-related Q&A. Thank you all for your questions, I am delighted to answer them. Enjoy reading! 


What are the best joys of being a mum?
Seeing the excitement in Kian's eyes when he learns a new word or a skill. Watching him grow and change every day. 
Seeing his kindness. I love when he wakes me up by gently stroking my face. When out of blue, he runs to hug me. When he brings me a book to read, and immediately jumps on my lap. When he cuddles his teddies. When he feeds the cat. When he loves the food I cooked for him, and the toys I made. These seemingly ordinary moments make me a better and a happier person.


What was the toughest moment so far?
A few nights in a hospital after the labour. Everything was new and scary not only for a baby but also for me. 


What kind of person would you like your child to grow up to be? 
A happy, grateful and intelligent free spirit, who is hardworking, kind and generous. A brave, creative and independent feminist. A successful dream chaser.


What do you tell Kian every day?
I tell him that I love him. Million times a day. I repeat over and over again that he can do anything he puts his mind to. That work is fun, and it is a core of success. 


How becoming a mum has changed you?
It made me believe that everything is possible. I have co-created a little human, I brought him to this world and I keep him alive by producing the milk for him with my own body. It is the most divine feeling ever.
I started taking care of myself more, and I do regular doctor check-ups. And it reminded me how fun it is sometimes to have a makeup-free face and be able to wash it during the day and to rub my eyes!😊
On the negative side, the over-responsible part of me is worse than ever! #monicageller


What did he take after you?
He has my eyes, my nose and the profile of my face! His hair looks exactly like mine in childhood. He is a good-hearted little chatterbox, who loves to make people laugh.

Unfortunately, there is one quality I don't like about myself, and he has it, too.
Perfectionism stopped me from doing many amazing things in life because I would never be satisfied with the results of my work. I hope I can help him to get rid of this quality soon!


What kind of mother are you?
Imperfect, sometimes over-responsible, but always loving, caring and supportive. Conscious in a way I talk to him, feed him, show him the world.
I am open-minded, I never ever punish him. Instead, I explain to him that all the choices we make in life have consequences.


What would make you feel that you failed as a mother?
If he became a heartless, violent, rude and materialistic bully. It would mean that I never gave him enough love, attention and respect. 

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18 comments

  1. Lovely post that I could identify with. That time before leaving the hospital knowing that soon you will all be learning together on your own are nerve racking, while you are also trying to recover from giving birth!

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    1. It was so stressful! Even simple things like changing a nappy seemed so difficult. Thanks for reading, Sonia x

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  2. This is such a lovely post - I also feel like I can do anything now I'm a mummy; it's such an empowering thing to become :)

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    1. Absolutely! I only regret that it took me so long to realize. Thanks for reading and commenting, Helen <3

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  3. Motherhood is so amazing but it does change so much! I agree the time in the hospital after birth is so scary and stressful the first time around

    Laura x

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    1. I was so scared not to 'break' the baby! He was so tiny and innocent. Very, very stressful. thanks for reading, Laura! x

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  4. Aw, lovely answers. I agree with you about the simplest ordinary moments being the most beautiful.

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    1. They totally are! Thanks for reading <3

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  5. I loved reading this interview. Motherhood is so amazing.

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    1. It truly is! Thanks for your comment, Stella <3

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  6. Wise words, that was a joy to read and your little boy is lucky to have you. x

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    1. Thank you for leaving such a sweet comment! You made my evening x

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  7. I remember being terrified of getting stuff wrong when my little ones were first born. It soon becomes second nature though

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    1. It does! But the first weeks are petrifying. I couldn't be happier that it is all behind me now x

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  8. I hope one day to have such an opportunity to be a parent, you're doing great as a mum.

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    1. I am sure you'll be an amazing mother :) Thanks for your sweet comment <3

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  9. I think being over responsible us such a mum trait. We have to protect them so much. My first born is 13 and now growing up fast. It's scarry letting them do stuff on their own

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    1. There is a fine line between being a responsible parent and an over-protective one. And I think I have crossed it like a million times :)

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