My Motherhood Journey by Pehpot
Good afternoon everybody! As some of you know I am on bedrest due to my embryo transfer procedure, I am advised to take a bedrest so I won’t be able to blog much this coming weeks. I couldn’t leave you here hanging so I asked some of my good friends to guest post for me. If you want to do guest post too here at MommaWannabe, do let me know by filling in the contact form.
Who are you?
Hi, I’m Pehpot of Make or Break (and many more other blogs, if you come across a site with a pehpot on it, more likely than not, it’s mine).
I am really glad and honored to be here at Marce Jade’s blog. She is our mentor when it comes to online gigs. She give us info, what’s not and a lot more. She always give so when she asked me to be part of her blog, can I say no? Of course not, I will never say no to her.
What is motherhood like ?
It’s a truce between heaven and hell.. Haha. But really, that is how motherhood to me. It makes every person grounded to where she is standing. Yes, there are times that you feel like in heaven and fulfilled but there are times that you feel like you are in deep hell. it takes a lot of patience to be a mom.
When did you know you are ready for motherhood?
I really don’t know the exact day and time. All I can remember was during my childhood I do love taking care of my younger siblings.
What challenges did you face during the first years?
When I learned I was pregnant with my first born, I was ecstatic. I was excited to learn how to be a good mom. I bought all the books I can afford. Google has been my best friend. I memorized each end every must and should on the book.
I really thought I was prepared to be a mom, but I was not. When I gave birth, reality hit me. I should have readied myself to expect unexpected, that’s the only way a woman should do, expect the worst and you can say you are ready.
The first few night were hell. Baby was colic and he would not stop from crying. I thought I was not doing it good. I thought I was a bad mom. Why I can’t soothe him? What is wrong with me?
Day by day I learned to accept that I can never be a perfect mom and it is not what my kid needs. He need a sane mom, so I snapped out of it and learn to be patient and yes to expect the worst. Just when I thought I already survived motherhood, I was out to test again. I was pregnant! To make matters worst, I don’t have any helper and mom is away from me. Mother in law was not there too. I have to battle morning sickness, crying toddler and being a homemaker. There was a point in then that I was so thin amidst being 4 months pregnant. I was stressed out was an understatement.
When I gave birth to my second son, I was on track. It also helped that he was not as colic as his older brother. From then, it has been a breeze, except for occasional toddler fights where only top of my lungs kind of scream can stop.
How many children do you have and do you want more?
I already got four…
Do I want more?
Are you serious?
What do you like about being a mother/ parent?
I like everything motherhood has to offer. Yes there are hard times but it taught me how to be more patient and to learn how to love unconditionally.
Is there anything you dislike about being a mother/parent ?
And though I said I like everything about being a mom, there is one thing that I hate about it. Worrying. I hate it when paranoia hits me.
What advice would you give to anyone following in your footsteps?
It takes a lot of patience to be a mom but it takes a lot of fun to be a healthy mom.
What are your plans for the future?
To ensure that my kids get what they want and that they would have a happy life just like me and their dad.
Pehpot is one of my best buddies I met through blogging. She’s a wonderful blogger, mother and friend. To know more about her, check out her blogs:
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