My Journey to Motherhood by Sam
This is a guest post by one of my new friends, Sam. If you want to do guest post too here at MommaWannabe, do let me know by filling in the contact form.
Who are you?
I just like to be called Sam, or Sammie. I am a full-time work at home/blogger mom to 2 precious little kids. My daughter’s name is Sab, and she just turned 3. Sanjo will be 8 months old later this month. I own several blogs, A Mom’s Life and Loves, The Blogger Hub, WAHMy Sammy, and The Tsinay Writes. More coming soon! LOL.
What is motherhood like?
Being a mother is a commitment to my children for the rest of their lives. For me, it means that I should be there for them, whatever happens, until my very last breath.
When did you know you are ready for motherhood?
Am I? Haha. I guess when I saw Sab for the first time, it all just came to me. They did say that motherhood is a natural instinct for us women. But in my opinion, yes it is an instinct, but one must WANT it to own it.
What challenges did you face during the first years of being a mother?
There were several. I was a single parent to Sab, and although I did have a helper with me, I was a full-time SAHM so I could be hands on with her. I remember 2 incidents that made me cry during the first year. First was when she was only 6 months old. She could crawl at lightning speed by then, and I was on the way to the mini balcony with the electric pot full of hot boiling water. I tripped (yes, I am VERY clumsy!), and spilled all the water on the floor. It was only then that I realized little Sab was behind me, and some of the water spilled on her left arm. Because of the panic, I didn’t feel any of the pain on my feet and I had to rush her to the hospital. Good thing the hospital was only a stone’s throw away from where we used to stay. Second was when Sab had diarrhoea and had to be admitted to the hospital. Good thing the second year wasn’t so tough. As for Sanjo, he is colicky, and he tends to cry a lot during the night. But he has “outgrown” it, I guess. He sleeps on his own now.
How many children do you have and do you want more?
I have 2. Sab and Sanjo. For me it’s enough because I already have a girl and a boy. But JC wants more. Another girl. We’ll just have to see.
What’s the best thing in being mother/ parent?
Life isn’t a bed of roses for me, but whenever I feel down and I cry, I can just cuddle my kids, and everything seems to be alright. They give me strength and inspiration to keep trying and to keep improving myself to be the best that I can be.
Is there anything you dislike about being a mother/parent ?
Sleepless nights during the first few months after giving birth. Other than that, being a parent is pretty much my cup of tea.
What advice would you give to new mothers?
Keep yourself healthy. Pray. Because being a mom is 100% physical, 100% psychological and 100% emotional.
What are your plans for the future for you, your family?
I hope we can buy a house of our own. And hopefully, we save up enough from my online earnings to put up a small business. For the moment though, I’m taking things one step at a time.