THE MUMMY TAG


If you haven't noticed, I've been a mum for a while. 11 months to be exact (can't believe my little booboo storm pooper is going to be a full-grown toddler in less than a month). I also shouldn't write this blog post intro when I'm a bit sleep deprived but it's allowed today as today's post is all about the mummy tag! I stole this from Kitty, who did this tag earlier & since then I also saw Sabine doing this - so I wanted to jump on the bandwagon. Shall we start then?

HOW OLD WERE YOU WHEN YOU HAD YOUR FIRST CHILD?
- I got pregnant when I was 21, pushed D out when I was 22.

WHAT WAS THE HARDEST THING ABOUT BEING PREGNANT FOR 9 MONTHS? 
- Now when I actually start reminiscing the time when I was pregnant, I cannot believe how broody I still am after remembering all those uncomfortable days and backaches. If you have followed my pregnancy journey, you know that even though my pregnancy was from the easiest part of all pregnancies in the world - it was hard for me mentally and well, physically especially during the third semester. If you ask me, I could be pregnant for the second semester if someone did it for me on the first and third haha. For me, the hardest part was definitely all those sleepless nights, in the third trimester I wasn't able to sleep at all. It was just plain awful. Also, the backaches which made everything so hard, like getting out of bed for example. Yet I still want another baby, what is this sorcery.

CAN YOU THINK OF ANY GOOD THINGS YOU ENJOYED DURING THOSE 9 MONTHS?
- That feeling when you know that you're capable to grow a life inside of you. It's effin' surreal, to be honest. Also, when the little one starts to kick and you actually believe something is alive in there.

IN YOUR OPINION, WERE ALL THE THINGS YOU HEARD ABOUT CHILDBIRTH ACCURATE OR WAY OFF?
- "You know when the REAL contractions are."
Fuck no, if you have a pain tolerance like I do - I will have absolutely no clue when the real deal is. For me, the real contractions felt a bit more uncomfortable than Braxton Hicks. It really depends on the individual, I wouldn't give that advice to anyone. You know when it's the real deal if your water will break, but for me, it began with the contractions which were slightly uncomfortable than practise ones. I knew I had to go to the hospital when hot shower and painkillers didn't remove the uncomfortable feeling. That's the only thing that's on top of my mind at the moment!

WOULD YOU HAVE HANDLED CHILDBIRTH DIFFERENTLY IF YOU COULD RE-DO IT?
- Only thing I would do differently, is to play music in the delivery room. That option was never given to me and it kind of bugs me. Also, next time (if there will be one) I'm going to demand those leg support things, I just can't hold my own legs in that kind of a situation. Otherwise, I wouldn't change a thing. It was a bit too piece of a cake & it didn't even hurt that much so I'd do it again for sure.

WHAT WOULD BE YOUR ADVICE FOR SOMEONE WHO IS ABOUT TO HAVE A BABY?
- I'm bad at giving any advice, but I would say that if something doesn't go how you want - open your mouth and speak up. Also, I'd say that don't stress about anything, you might not have any clue about babies in general, it's stuff that you'll learn along the way. Same applies to fathers or any other half you might have, they will learn everything, if you let them (and if they want to).

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HARDEST THING ABOUT BEING A MUM?
- For me, it's when D screams his lungs out and I don't know how to help him. It doesn't happen often but when it does, it's actually so heartbreaking which makes me think what I've done wrong and how I cannot keep my baby happy. It was worse when he was younger, apparently just some stomach ache but when you know that he's got clean nappy, clean clothes, stomach full & he's just woken up and screams a murder, it's heartbreaking. Thankfully it doesn't happen that often anymore, except when we're in a car which has made us wonder if he's getting car sick.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE MOST REWARDING THING ABOUT BEING A MUM?
- Everything. To see him grow and learn new things, I'm so lucky I'll get to witness this tiny human do both of those every single day. Also, his personality is just something else, it's amazing. Everything from the shitty diapers and sleepless nights has been amazing, yet exhausting. I think it's all worth it, all the sleepless nights.

WHAT WAS THE MOST SURPRISING THING YOU DISCOVERED ABOUT BEING A MUM?
- How hard it is, mentally. How exhausting it is, mentally. Don't get me wrong here, I love my son and I love being with him every day but as months go by I'm feeling a bit lonely. I'm feeling a bit exhausted. I feel like I want to be alone. I'm feeling these multiply mixed feelings, as I'm a person who really loves her own personal space and loves her own personal time, alone. And when your child follows you in the freaking toilet it's surprisingly exhausting in a long haul.

WHAT IS THE BEST MEMORY YOU HAVE INVOLVING YOUR CHILD?
- All of them, but the one I will remember for the rest of my life is when we were cuddling on our bed whilst J was at work. D gets a bit wild when he gets to our bed, he put his face right next to mine, looked into my eyes and said: "rawr" (=räyh). It was the most adorable thing ever and I'll cherish that memory for the rest of my days.

WHAT WAS THE MOST EXCITING MILESTONE?
- D is currently almost walking, but I'd say the first smile is one of the most exciting ones. Fuck it, all of them are. It's amazing to see them hitting those little big milestones!

WHAT IS THE WORST THING YOUR CHILD HAS EVER DONE?
- I don't think there has been one yet! They get off with so many things just because they're cute, don't they haha? Nawh, but really - I don't think there has been one yet. D is really calm.

WHAT HABIT DID YOU WISH YOUR CHILD DIDN'T HAVE?
- D doesn't have any bad habits yet, though - he gets mad if he doesn't succeed in things on his first try.

WHAT HABIT OF THEIRS MAKE YOU MOST PROUD?
- Sometimes D comes next to me, climbs on my lap & hugs me. Then we cuddle for a while, it's v cute.

DO YOU SHARE ANY SIMILARITIES WITH YOUR CHILD? (BOTH PHYSICAL & PERSONALITY)
- He's got my Western-Finnish temper. He's such a personality! That's probably all, he's a copy paste version of his father by the looks in his age.

WHERE WOULD YOU LIKE YOUR CHILD TO BE IN 10 YEARS?
- In 10 years he'll be 11-years-old. I'd like him to be in school?

IS THERE SOMETHING THAT HAVING A CHILD HAS TAUGHT YOU?
- Mum's are superhumans. Mum's doesn't take sick days, no - mum never gets ill (I'm currently ill as I'm writing this and it's the worst thing on Earth - being ill with tiny children.)
But on a serious note, I'd say time-management. Damn, I'm surprisingly good at it after all!

DID YOU IMAGINE YOU'D BE A MUM AT THE AGE YOU BECOME A MUM?
- I wasn't supposed to have any children so I obviously didn't imagine becoming a mum at the age of 22. Though, meeting my husband changed my plans & views and then I did imagine becoming a mum.

DESCRIBE YOUR CHILD IN ONE SENTENCE?
- He's a personality.

HOW HAVE YOU CHANGED AS A PERSON SINCE BECOMING A MUM?
- I've finally learned how to stress about things. Not sure if it's a good thing, but it's something.

I'm tagging all the mum's out there, who wants to do this! Tweet me yours when you've done this, okay? I want to read them!





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25 comments

  1. Yeah! I was waiting for this one! Lovely to see you likes my post as well. Ive been following your posts and I always love to read about D. You’re a great mom!

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  2. Wonderful reading Jasmin! I knew a few things about you and your pregnancy but it's no nice to learn more. You and other mothers, are really superhumans! And how time flies! Almost one year is now your little boy!

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    1. 14 days, can’t believe a whole year has gone already!

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  3. Awesome to see I could inspire you and I love your answers it's crazy D is nearly one O-O

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  4. Such a sweet article!!! Isn't it crazy how people will say, "they grow before your eyes" and you never really understand it till you see it with your own? Time flies so fast, take tons of pictures!!!

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    1. So true! I have & I will haha :D

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  5. I have enjoyed in reading this post. I don't have a kids yet, its kind of scary for me. I don't know why. I'd love have kids one day, I just don't know is the scary part would disappear after I have one or it would stay for ever in me.

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    1. Ah you’ll know when you’re ready! :-) don’t push it too hard on yourself :-)

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  6. I love that all the Mommy bloggers are doing this tag. It's so interesting to read everyone's perspective. In terms of your child-birth experience, little things like the music and stirrups, I would never think to ask for in the moment because I would assume they would be offered. That's good information to know for the future. :)

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    1. It sure is! I knew it was a thing but completely forgot it when the time came haha :D

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  7. Oh i have the same feeling getting pregnant freaks me out and yet I want to someday?! hehe in 10 years he should be in school right hehe. So true you dont know what future holds, I dont have a partner so I just dont think of pregnancy or having a child at all! It doesn't fancy me but maybe with the right person and the right time I will fancy all of those things.

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    1. Ah it’ll come to you when the time is right, if it ever is - there’s no need to worry :-)

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  8. Nice and sweet post. :) I think you've gone trough a lot already and soon D will learn to talk and can just tell you what pisses him off - stomach ache, hunger or what. That for sure will make it easier to figure out what's wrong. All the best to you, your such a cute little family.

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    1. Hahah so true, I can’t wait for him to start talking haha :D

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  9. "I've finally learned to stress about things." Ha! If you're just learning, I can't imagine how stressed I'm going to be with kids. I'm a pro at it now!

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    1. Hahah I never knew how & oh boy I do now :D

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  10. Congrats on being a new mom! That's just wonderful. It definitely goes fast. Enjoy every moment.

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  11. I love reading these types of tags! You get to find out so much about you as well as your thoughts and feelings towards being a mummy! We can't really get to know you better than that!



    www.nmdiaries.com

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  12. Loved the questions and your responses. Can not believe how quickly time is flying!

    Soffy // themumaffairs.blogspot.com

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  13. I enjoyed reading your responses. It's amazing how things can change once we meet the person just right for us

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