MUMMY COLD FEET?

by Lynn Otieno

I have wondered countless times if it’s just me or if it’s normal to worry about whether you will make a great parent to your baby or not. And I keep asking myself if this is a typical feeling or if I’m just being weird. I kid you not, I think about it as much as I think about food( which is all I think about 50 percent of the time, haha)

In the wake of numerous pregnancy apps that allow you to monitor your journey, it’s easy to keep tabs of what to expect and what’s normal and what’s not and all that. So last Sunday after a great power nap it suddenly hit me that I haven’t checked my app in a hot minute and when I did I panicked a little. Why you ask….

I realized d day is fast closing in and I kept asking myself if I was ready. The thought of another human being’s life entirely lying in your hands is quite scary right? I am used to getting off work on a Friday and packing a few clothes and hitting the road to God knows where and showing up on Sunday eveningπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Finally….finally I perfectly understand why as old as I am my mum still requests me to go home when I’m down with a cold so that she can take care of me. Those maternal instincts kick in as soon as that egg is laid…πŸ˜‚ lol. That even though you haven’t held them in your arms or seen them in person, you want nothing but the best for them.

Because from then you have to riddle everything that goes into your body, from ordinary soda to you know what else. Absolutely everything. A total lifestyle change. I for instance loved to pop antihistamines and pain relievers whenever I had allergic reactions and headaches but being expectant has had me thinking about other remedies that do not necessarily involve popping tablets. Like just taking a glass of water to relieve headache. It works like magic. I can’t remember the number of times I went to bed on snacks and some juice. Now I have to sit my ass down and have a proper healthy meal, and it doesn’t matter if the world is coming to an end because you’re constantly thinking about your little person and their well being.

Motherhood launches you into a new phase of life. I don’t really know how you veteran mums do it, is it a normal feeling? How do/did you get through it? share your secrets in the comments section.

Have a beautiful week!

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4 comments

J July 31, 2019 - 9:15 am

The cold feet is normal, brace yourself the hard work is yet to come but don’t think so much of what comes after delivery trust me you will figure it out as you go. There is no such thing as perfection in motherhood, you just do your best and leave the rest to God.
You will be a great mom, I know that for sure.

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Lynn August 1, 2019 - 8:04 am

Thanks dear for the encouragement.

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Teenah July 31, 2019 - 5:00 pm

It’s okay to worry, you will make the best of mums, it will be an adventure worth passing through. Anyway I have never known a bad mother, mother term is a blessing in its own, a gift from God.
You are pretty I always admire you and your articles

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Lynn August 1, 2019 - 8:04 am

Thanks dear

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