Welcome to Maternity Mama! I’m mama Tanny to Ella and wife to David. Ella is our first child and a true blessing. She’s changed our lives forever and continues to amaze us with her character that we’re getting to know every day.
Ella is now 36 weeks old (approx 8.5 months from starting this site) and I’ve learned so much about being a mother already. The word “mum” has so many meanings, there’s not one definition that can explain what mum now means to me.
Before, I was a daughter to my mum. Mum meant someone I could count on to always be there even when I wasn’t the nicest of person. Mum meant someone who knew exactly what I needed/wanted before I knew myself. Mum was the one person who could make me the simplest dish when I’m sick to make me feel a million times better. Still works to this day and I’m in my thirties!
Now, mum has a complete new meaning. To me it means someone who is selfless and caring 24/7. I’ve learned that being a mum is one of the toughest jobs out there with no salary or annual leave. Balancing being a wife and mother has been the most overwhelming experience I’ve ever felt but looking at Ella, makes it all worth while and I wouldn’t change it for anything.
It’s true what they say about being a mum, “you don’t know what it’s like until you go through it”. It’s taken my outlook on life to a new level. It’s opened my heart to new feelings that I never thought existed. It’s been the most strenuous, tiring, fulfilling and amazing experience I’ve ever been through. I’m still only at the beginning and I can’t wait to see what Ella brings to my life next.
Much respect to all the mothers out there holding it down! You rock mama!
Follow our journey through parenthood as we “wing” it. Learning new things about ourselves as parents, as we go along.