Life Changing…

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Me BMR. In fact, this was the weekend before I found out I was pregnant!

As much as people say Motherhood won’t change them, inevitably it does and sometimes, when I have a spare minute (ha ha who am I kidding!), I ponder on life BMR (Before Mini R) and think about how my life and I have changed in the past (nearly) 18 months…

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BMR…

…I would spend several of my school holidays on the sofa, in my PJ’s watching a box set.

AMR…

…Days off work are spent at play dates, soft play centres, the farm, Tumble Tots and anything else that can stimulate Mini R before sending him into a peaceful nap time.

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BMR…

…I would go to the loo in peace and think nothing more of it.

AMR…

…there are two possible outcomes: a) I hang off the loo checking what mischief he might be getting himself into or b) I have a small child clutching my leg/saying Mama/trying to touch the loo water.

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BMR…

…I would come home from work on a Friday, have a long leisurely bath and take my time getting ready before enjoying a night out with my friends.

AMR…

…I rush to nursery to pick MR up, I rush home and give him his tea, I attempt to start getting ready with him lurking around trying to chew my make up brushes before passing him over to the babysitter (usually Janma) and run out the door in a frazzle.

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BMR…

…I would roll in at 4am, get in bed and sleep till my body/mind let me before transferring myself to the sofa where I would lay in my PJs, moan I was hanging and eat copious amounts of take-away.

AMR…

…it gets to 2am and I woke out how many hours sleep I can get before the Hubby goes to work at 9:30am, reluctantly go home and spend the day trying to entertain a toddler who doesn’t understand “Mummy is hungover.” (I’m actually getting quite good at functioning with a hangover!)

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BMR…
…I’d spend my evenings visiting friends at their house and going out for tea or to the cinema.

AMR…

…4/7 evenings I spend alone watching TV/doing school work apart from Janma night (Wed) and hubby nights (sun/mon).

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BMR…

…I would think getting up at 8am was early.

AMR…

…8am is a lie in, and a dream.

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BMR…

…I could tell you all the gossip from Hollyoaks, Grey’s, Gossip Girl, The Following, Geordie Shore and other such programmes.

AMR…

…I do still watch most of these programmes, or others like it, but I’m not very good an retaining information. I’m more likely to be able to recall the previous nights episode of In The Night Garden or Gigglebiz.

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BMR…

…I could sneeze without fear or a second thought.

AMR…

…There is fear and clenching.

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BMR…

…I’d go where i wanted, whenever I wanted with a handbag filled with the usual stuff a childless woman may have: purse, phone, hairbrush, keys, lip balm etc.

AMR…

…My days are in four sections: before nap time, nap time, after nap time and bedtime and my activities fit in around this. With me I have a bag filled with everything!!!! Maybe even two bags (main bag plus lunchbag), or three (main bag plus lunchbag, plus toy bag)!

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BMR…

…I would relish the opportunity to go shopping and treat myself to new clothes.

AMR…

…I spend my shopping time looking at kids clothes. Occasionally I’ll treat myself to a new pair of pyjama’s from George or Primark.

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BMR…

…my car was fairly tidy.

AMR…

…the boot is filled with buggy/trike/rain cover/footmuff etc and the back seat is littered with toys, crumbs, a child’s coat or two and the front has a spare dummy, snacks to pass back in times of meltdowns and a children’s nursery rhymes CD.

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BMR…

…Conversations would centre around TV, celebrities, other people, nights out, eating out, sex, our partners, weekends away, holidays and the future.

AMR…

…Conversations are about nappies, weaning, breastfeeding, poop, sick, labour, pregnancy, toddlers, babies, words Mini R can say, things Mini R can do, body parts Mini R can identify…you get the picture!

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BMR…

…my camera roll was full of pictures of nights out, date nights with the hubby and my friends.

AMR…

…my camera roll is full of Mini R and his antics. Oh and videos of him saying “Hiya”.

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BMR…

…I used to go to sleep only to be woken by my alarm, unless it was a weekend when i would sleep soundly until I naturally woke.

AMR…

…I’m woken by Mini R shouting “Baby”, “Hiya” or just babbling and during the night I’m woken by moaning and cries when he’s lost his taggie or dummy.

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BMR…

…I read books by the likes of Sophia Kinsella, Cecelia Ahern and Giovanna Fletcher, and magazines such as Glamour and Cosmo.

AMR…

…I read blogs about other parents experience of having children.

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But you know what…

I wouldn’t have it any other way.

My life may have changed beyond recognition but my hubby and I are so lucky to have our amazing little boy in our life. He lights up every single day. He’s funny, cheeky, helpful and chatty. I’ve never known a love like it.

Some may see my Post Mini R life as boring but there is nothing boring about seeing a little person, that you made in your tummy, grow, develop and learn every day.

How has your life changed since having a child? What have I missed? (Probably loads!) Leave me a comment below or contact me on Facebook or Twitter.

Keep Calm and Carry On Linking Sunday

Mummascribbles

Mummuddlingthrough

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15 Responses to Life Changing…

  1. True all of that! Having a child changes your life in so many ways – some fab, others less so…but we wouldn’t have it any other way would we (crazy people that we are!). Thanks so much for linking to #coolmumclub lovely xx

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  2. nursemamaa says:

    Too funny I really enjoyed this post! Keep up the good writing!
    Tori
    http://www.themamanurse.com

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  3. Hoe very true… It’s amazing how much our lives change and do you know what’s the best part about it? Apart from these beautiful little angels of course, it’s the fact that we don’t mind as it’s changed our lives for the better! If I’m honest there is very little about my life before my princesses that I miss.xx #KCACOLS

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  4. cvnxena says:

    aww look at that cutie pie!! haha the loo hang is a sacred art of motherhood as well as the mid wee panic where we think oh no am I going to have to get up to stop whatever is happening :p ah motherhood! but we love it really! most of the time :p #KCACOLS

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  5. Aw how cute is Mini R! Your post made me laugh haha! I remember those before children days, a lay in, going to the toilet on my own in peace 🙂 Anything after 7pm is a lay in for me but i would not change motherhood for the world! Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next Sunday

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  6. You’ve pretty much got it bang on! Very funny, I can’t understand why our car is a tip or where all the rubbish comes from x #twinklytuesday

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  7. I love the one about an 8am wake up is actually a lie-in because it is so true. What I would give to have a lie in until 8am!! But like you, I wouldn’t change a thing. The love I feel for my little boy I didn’t know was possible. The unconditional love you get back is priceless. I am a different person, a nicer person, and all the better for it. Great post #KCACOLS

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  8. Very funny and true! #KCACOLS

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  9. Mrs Tubbs says:

    So true, having a little one changes everything! Lovely post

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  10. Hehe, so true – it really does change everything! I love how I could just get in and dump everything down in the knowledge I could just put it away later. Now it has to be done because otherwise Marianna will be attempting to eat it, totally irrespective of what ‘it’ is. 🙂 #KCACOLS

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  11. maestromummy says:

    Haha this is so true! Made me laugh 🙂 #KCACOLS

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