reflecting on nine months of motherhood

I can't believe we have hit the nine month milestone - my baby girl is growing up SO fast and I feel like time is just whirring by, faster than I could have ever imagined.


So here is where I am going to be cliche and say "the days may feel long but the years are short". One year ago today I was five months pregnant. Over half way through my pregnancy but so naive and not knowing what the future had in store for me.

I always tell my friends who are pregnant that they need to enjoy those last few months before their baby arrives. I remember reading this somewhere while I was pregnant and I really took the advice on board - fitting in lots of date nights, late dinners, heading to the cinemas, taking naps (ahh I miss naps) and being able to just get up and go (other mama's will know exactly what I am talking about here). And even though I miss all these things, you all know I wouldn't change it for the world.

Having my beautiful Harper Rose changed my life - she has made me a kinder, more selfless, less stressed and happier woman.

Being a mama is the best thing that ever happened to me, so these last nine months I have been living on cloud nine.

If you are pregnant right now, or have a newborn then I hope my blog and Instagram posts give you hope; make you happy and help you see the bright side of motherhood. As hard as it can sometimes be (I am not going to sugarcoat this and say it's never hard - it is, it can be damn hard sometimes) I choose to let these memories fade and instead focus on the positive ones.

I want to be a positive mama and show Harper that life is happy, fun and full of love. I want to celebrate the magic of motherhood as much as the magic of childhood - these children of ours are literally pure joy!

So reflecting on nine months of motherhood, I think the biggest thing I have learnt is that this life of ours is special - so special and we only have one chance to live it, so I choose to live mine with a smile on my face every day.

Disclaimer - if you are struggling with motherhood, or feeling like their are far fewer happy times than hard ones then I urge you to seek help. Whether that help be talking through things with a friend, leaning on your partner for more support, seeking professional help or taking some time out for you every now and then - get a massage, stroll through the shops without your babe, grab a coffee and go for a solo walk. And as I mentioned above, I am not trying to say that I have never encountered tough times. I have had my fair share of sleepless nights, baby tantrums and days where I felt like I wanted to run away from this whole motherhood gig. 

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