If you know me in real life and have found this blog, please honour my wishes and don't read on. I need this place to freely write my feelings to help me to heal and if you're reading, I'll censor myself. I have no way of knowing who is reading so all I can do is trust you to honour my wishes. Thank you.

(this doesn't apply to any of my fellow mums of angels I've been lucky enough to meet in real life)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

The most surprising thing about motherhood

At today's ABA (breasting association) meeting the icebreaker question was 'what have you found the most surprising thing about motherhood?' In my head I thought 'That Max is alive, breathing, crying, feeding, growing' but I didn't say that - it's not something that they would have understood. So I went with 'that babies can be so exhausted and still not go to sleep' which has been surprising. It's times like that I just feel different to all the other new Mums. But there were other Mums there with babies similar ages and it was lovely to talk about all the normal things - how much they were sleeping, feeding, and day sleeps not really going well.


  1. I hear you Maddie. I still find that the most surprising thing, though most just take it for granted.

  2. Since it was my second baby that died, not my first, all the surprises were gone anyway. Except for the surprise of learning that she wasnt alive.
    I am glad you can still appreciate the wonders of motherhood with a live child. Taking things for granted isnt always bad...sometimes it means that just for that one moment, we are content.
    PS: You got an award on my blog!