Simply Mommy Chronicles

Becoming Mommy | Reflecting on my Journey into Motherhood and Remaining Authentic to Myself

Here we are with give or take 34 days until our little one’s due date and the reality of becoming parents. It’s been an interesting period of time for me as I embrace this upcoming chapter in my life. Over the last few weeks, I’ve slowly started to take time out of the spotlight to reflect on myself. With this last month, I really plan on kicking that into high gear because at the end of the day I know that the one person I need to care for the most is myself. My emotions are all over the place and becoming mommy is just another component that will kick them into overdrive.

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I’m still grasping at the fact that I’ll be responsible for a child. A child that I’m going to have raise and love so hard she’ll never know what to do with all of it. Which brings me full circle to what I wanted to talk about today, my journey to becoming mommy.

Becoming Mommy – surround yourself with a village of good

From the unexpected beginning, I have been incredibly fortunate to have the most amazing support of family and friends. They made up for my lack of enthusiasm and really were critical in helping me embrace this journey for what it’s worth. My village of good during my becoming mommy stage have reminded me that this journey is what I make of it. I never have to feel like I have to compromise myself or beliefs to be the perfect mommy.

These individuals have been the most encouraging and supportive group. Every day gets easier and easier with their kind words and support on how motherhood will be what I make of it.

Becoming Mommy – enjoy the ride

In the last few weeks, I have taken the time to really enjoy the ride of becoming mommy. The baby bump and I have become best friends. We still have a bit of a learning curve when it comes to tight corners and bathroom doors. My body is foreign to me, but at the same time, I am feeling more connected than ever. That is in part to the other component of this ride I’m enjoying these days.

These last few weeks have consisted of really taking the time to pay attention to the movements of our little girl. Each and every day I am feeling more and more connected with her. I’m anxious to see what she looks like and what her personality will slowly become. At the same time, I’m embracing these little moments of the journey where I can tell that she is making herself ready for her grand entrance.

Becoming Mommy – take time for yourself

Probably the most important piece of my journey of becoming mommy. Each and every passing day become more of a reality that I won’t just be Sevi anymore. You know, the fun loving outgoing always down for a drink babe. I’ll be adding mommy to that fun description and I’m ok with that. Actually, I’m better than ok – I’m ready. These next 5 weeks I’m taking the time to really self-reflect on what it is like to be myself.

Just because I’m adding mommy to the repertoire of what is Sevi doesn’t mean I’m losing myself. It’s a fun new title that I’ll get to embrace and make my own. These next few weeks, I want to remember what makes me unique to better equip myself in my motherhood journey.

5 weeks until becoming mommy is real life…

This little girl is definitely going to be in for a delight with her unicorn mommy, I want to be sure of that. As I finish typing this up, I’m sitting in her nursery looking around and preparing myself. I’m ready for the milestones and memories we’ll make each step of the way. Preparing myself to clutter and chaos she’ll bring to our life as she grows. Embracing the fact that for the first time in my life, I’m feeling lucky. Lucky that this unexpected blessing was bestowed upon us to bloom in ways we never would’ve imagined.

Any other tips you would share with a new mom? Leave them in the comments!

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  • Reply Nan Walvoord

    Love it!!!! Love you!!!!!

    May 5, 2017 at 7:55 pm
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