Never did I think Spencer would teach me more about myself in his 7 months of life than I have ever learned my whole 26 years! Of course, when I fell pregnant I knew I had a lot to learn. I knew I would have to learn how to care for a tiny little human being solely reliant on me. I knew I had to learn how to do the simple things like change a nappy, and, the not so simple like sleep training! There was so much I was about to learn in this whole new world I was about to enter.
Never did I think part of this learning curve would involve things about myself though. I have Spencer to thank for the happiness he has bought into not only my life but our families lives too. But I also have to thank him for teaching me things about myself too!
Iv learned I have the patience of a saint! No matter what the situation, when I need to be, I am very cool, calm and collected.
Iv learned I really do appreciate everything and am forever grateful.
Iv learned just how unmaterialistic I am and that there is so much more to life than just nice shoes and an up to date wardrobe!
Iv learned that the one thing that makes me happiest is making everyone around me happy.
I have this love that I never knew existed! I truly didn’t realise is what possible to love as much as I love my precious baby boy.
Iv learnt that I am much stronger and independent than I ever knew and nothing will break me.
I have also learnt a whole new meaning of the word tired. I have realised that before I had Spencer if I ever moaned about being tired.. I wasn’t!
I have learnt to just man up and carry on when feeling unwell. There isn’t such thing as Mum being sick and having a “duvet day”.
I have learnt you can’t have the social life you once had and go out spontaneously anymore. – It takes a good hour to pack the bags, get Spencer ready, get Spencer ready again because he’s just pooed or threw up in which time whatever it was you were ‘spontaneously’ going to do is now over.
I have learnt a house is to be lived in and the house doesn’t have to be extra clean and tidy 24/7.
I have learned to put someone else’s well being before mine…Yes Spencer, you have a lovely new outfit and gorgeous clean blonde hair and a full tummy while mummy runs around in her trackies, greasy hair and maybe a slice of toast on the go!… (although every day I am working on finding a good balance with this now).
In a nutshell, I have realised just how happy I am with life right now. I have seen how amazing my friends and family are and how lucky I am to have them. I look at Spencer a thousand times a day and beam with pride! Not only am I proud of the handsome little boy bursting with personality I am raising, but also, I am proud of myself. I’m proud of how I have handled the last 7 months of this whole new life I live. Yes, this may sound big headed but hey! We all deserve to pat ourselves on the back every now and then!… or in my case, cheers ourselves with a glass of prosecco and indulge in a chocolate bar!