Motherhood and Me

Has motherhood changed who I am? It certainly has not changed my identity, but as Ethan approaches 14 months tomorrow, I am amazed at the different perspectives I am viewing life through now.

Before I became a mommy, I would scan sales brochures and catalogs for good deals on cosmetics, clothes, shoes…. the gamut. Now the first thing I look out for is if there is a special sale for Mamy Poko diapers.

Before I became a mommy, I would frequent the gym at least a couple of times a week. I told myself that when Ethan came along, I would rush to the gym after work and then pick him up after that. But now I find myself NOT doing that. Instead I look forward to picking him up after work and then going home after that. Of course, I still crave the exercising at the gym part, but at least for now, my exercise regime has transformed dramatically into running around the house looking after Ethan.

Before I became a mommy, breastfeeding was just something that boosts the child’s immunity and intelligence. After breastfeeding for 14 months (and counting), I know for a fact the breastfeeding involves so much more than just that. Apart from creating a child with higher immunity, breastfeeding strengthens the emotional bond between mother and child, a bond that no formula milk could ever create. Also due to the fact that I am still working, I have had the chance to interact with mothers from all different departments when I meet them at the nursing mothers’ room at work. Call it networking if you may.

Before motherhood, we would go to any restaurant without so much as noticing if they have baby facilities. Now, only restaurants with baby chairs that pass our scrutiny will be allowed. More points for outlets with breastfeeding and diaper-changing facilities. Oh by the way, last I checked, the Mc-D’s outlet at Queensbay Mall had NO baby chairs whatsoever.

So has motherhood changed me? You bet. It has made me a better person, 100%.

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3 Responses to Motherhood and Me

  1. Know just what ya mean. Uh, except for the breast feeding part. I do have my limits. haha

    But it definitely changed me for the better.

    The Giddy Tiger says:’re talking about fatherhood, or rather parenthood right?

  2. Angie says:

    The Mc-D in Greenlane has baby chair. But no baby changing facilites! Imagine what we had to go through changing Evan’s poo filled diaper. And the lady had to cheek to tell us “Here’s McDonald’s la..”

    The Giddy Tiger says: Ewww…. I feel for you… can’t imagine changing Ethan without baby changing facilities. Don’t you think it is absurd that they have a children’s play area there without diaper changing facilities?

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