I Have been a mummy to this sweet little girl for almost a year now. I love to reflect on different bits of my life and Brooke turning one has made me think back over the last year. Before having a baby i had no idea what to expect. I did have a few close friends who had babies but i never really took much attention because i didn’t know i would become a mumma so instantly. I had no idea how much being a mum would change me.
For the first few months of Brooke being born i couldn’t understand what was hard about having a baby. My partner was off work for the first few months, we had loads of visitors dying to meet her. She was an easy baby all she would do is eat play and sleep, she started sleeping through the night from 2 months when she got put on formula and it made life even more easier. When Brooke met the 7 month mark, that’s when the devil came out of her. She would stop having her afternoon sleep, throw tantrums (actually putting her head down screaming), Eat heaps and heaps. The one thing that i didn’t know how to deal with was when i would leave her on the floor to play or if i would give her to someone else she would scream until i came back into sight or was holding her. She turned from a laid back baby who loved everyone and was always calm, to a clingy monkey who needed her parents around 24/7!
Luckily, since starting this blog i have met other like minded mums and i am slowly learning that i can do things my way. There’s loads of help and advice on the internet to help you when you’re having a baby or have a baby. I found that reading blogs helped me realize that a baby growing up is not scary. I’ve learnt that babies are incredibly different and their personalities matter. Brooke is not a happy baby all the time, she will cry over nothing or if she doesn’t get her own way, sook if something falls, screams if she ‘thinks’ she hurt herself and constantly demanding us if we leave the room but that’s okay because every baby is different and she has her own unique personality. Sadly she did inherit most of these from me! Especially with getting her own way. Poor Cameron has a lot to deal with. There are some theories about babies and sheep. We have tried a few things but i truly believe every stage of her life she will grow out of it when she’s ready and move on with the next stage.I’m sure i have made quite a few mistakes during her first year, but every baby goes through phases of difficulties.
I am excited to see where the future takes us. Our growing little girl is starting to get more of a personality and looks older each day. She learns things constantly and every day is different to the last.
Have you ever looked for advice about parenting? Did it make you think more positively?