With mother’s day coming up (well its literally being tomorrow). I am sure most of you all will be running to the nearest store to buy cards, chocolate and flowers. But for those of you that forgot that mother’s day is tomorrow and the stores are closed let me help you make it up so it doesn’t look like you screwed up.
I have to say as a Canadian we are truly blessed and fortunate to be given a year off . Not only is it to care for our precious gift, but also be able to take cake of ourselves. Labour and delivery is a memorable event unfortunately it does leave it’s scars, whether it be scars from a c-section of the traumatic emotional events that impact you. Nevertheless, it is the one event where we wait 9 months to meet the love of our lives for the first time. It is during this time where we really learn the definition of a mothers unconditional love we will have for our child.
I have to admit , starting solids has been really challenging. There so much to choose , so many options. My brain is on complete overload. Not only that but our blender broke. So now how was I going to make baby food ? We decided not to get a new blender. Since we rarely used the last one. I had to do some research and figure out a way to make baby food.
I don’t know what I was thinking. In the back of my head I thought this will be some well deserve time off from work. In my brain (first time mother syndrome is to blame for this) I though that baby will go down for naps and pretty much nap 24/7. Boy did reality shock me out of that real fast, real quick. So let me tell you future mothers, especially you first time mothers, that maternity leave is work not paid for one year vacation but hard work, emotionally mentally and physically.