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Hello lovelies, I really wanted to put up a Mother’s Day post earlier than now but the demands of motherhood kept tugging me. Now that I have a few minutes (with girl number 1 leaning on me and intruding into my bowl of salad), let’s talk. From the day I became a mother till now, many things have changed about me. Some are expected while some are totally unexpected. Some make me want to cry while others make me laugh. Motherhood is quite an interesting journey. Here are some of the things that are different about me now:

1. My tummy

I think this is body part that reminds me about mommyhood more than any other. It went from being smooth and flat to being twisted, flabby and round. Each time I take a shower, I look down on my tummy and wish it could revert to its original state.

2. My sleeping habits

I always wondered how people could sit on a couch in the living room and sleep. After having my third baby, I found myself sleeping uncontrollably on the couch while sitting. I even sleep and dream. A full-night uninterrupted sleep is a rare luxury. A lot of days and nights seem like one day to me because I somehow live continuously. I hope my baby girl gets to sleeping through the night really fast. Any tips on how I could achieve this? She’s a year old in case you’re wondering.

3. My memory

The other day I held the hand of another woman’s child at school, thinking it was the hand of girl number 2. Let me speak to myself: “Precious I’m totally shocked by this!” I also have so much running in my head that I go to a part of the house and totally forget why I got there. This wasn’t me before.

4. My goals

When I came to the America, my goal wasn’t to be a stay-at-home mommy. It’s been two years and all I do is change diapers, cook food and tell stories. But you know what? I’m totally enjoying telling these stories on my blog
I ended with my goals because that is the biggest thing that motherhood changed about me. It didn’t stop me from dreaming. However, it has made me see new opportunities to channel my dreams and for that, I am totally grateful! Someone said let your kids be a reason and not an excuse. I totally agree.
In all, the joys of motherhood far surpasses the ‘perils’. It’s an opportunity to love, and to get loved back. It’s an opportunity to raise humans and instill the right values in them right from when they take their first breath. This job comes with fantastic benefits!
Happy mother’s day to you, you and YOU. Thank you so much for always reading! What has motherhood changed about you? Let’s talk.

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  1. Yes those sleepless nights because we’ve become mother’s and no longer girls; Tummy thing! Am greaful because it indicates generations has come out me( precisely 4) and I thank God. So let’s not be worried about that, everything comes with a change; we are great people.

    1. That’s so true, Becky. Our bodies have done amazing jobs. Thank you for your words of encouragement.

  2. Let your children be the reason and not an excuse…….super statement that I have lernt. I so had my aspirations before childbirth but after having just one child, I virtually have to put her ahead of every plan of mine…….joyful change in priorities

    1. Yes, Philo! Joyful change in priority! It’s amazing how motherhood gives us a new sense of purpose. Glad to read from you, dear.