I was working on my comms plan at work the other day when I realized I have about a month and a half before going on maternity leave.

Wha….???

Where has the time gone? Soon I’ll be at home battling with sleep deprivation, overwhelming emo moments and a mountain of baby poo. I feel as if I’ll have a new job in two months time. And strangely enough, I’m kind of looking forward to the challenge. Yes, I know all you already-Mothers out there are going to roll your eyes and think I am CRAZY for thinking of it that way.

Almost everyone I know has seemed to take on the job of warning me about my impending fate. Some have used scare tactics whilst others have just kept it very real. Some have even been very encouraging and positive throughout it all.

Throughout this educational process, it has actually been very fascinating watching how different mothers have described the same processes in their own individual ways. I have sometimes wondered if their different descriptions have just reflected their individual characters, or whether some experiences have indeed just been a little ‘luckier’ than others.

Or perhaps it is a bit of both.

Right now, my immediate concern is making sure everything is in place for the new girl I’m working with to come on board and hit the ground running. Talk about a swift initiation!

5 Responses to Motherhood– No Notice Period

  1. Shaz says:

    I think the joy of seeing your child grow – happy and healthy – outweighs everything else. Enjoy the journey. It’s never a dull moment!

  2. Yen says:

    It’s going to be a great journey ahead! Though it may be challenging (at times) you will still look back and not regret a single bit. Many mothers will go and repeat this process all over again  Welcome help, adjust our own expectations time and time again and talk to God daily are my top 3 advices  Enjoy!

  3. Lavinia says:

    I don’t have a daughter of my own, so I cannot relate to the infant stages. But my niece has been living with me since she was a year and a half so it’s like I have my own little girl sometimes.

    The only thing I can tell you is that time will fly by. One day she’ll be an infant and before you know it, she’ll be running circles around you.

    My niece is 8 this year and it’s been so wonderful seeing her grow into the little girl she is now. The journey really is an amazing one riddled with lots of screams and laughter and if as an aunt alone I feel such love in my heart looking at her, I can only imagine what the journey will be like for the mother.

    Enjoy =)

    • Janice says:

      Awww, that must be lovely, being so close to your niece. I do get scared thinking about it and it definitely makes me wonder how my mother feels about us being grown ups. I can’t bear thinking about my Little O being a grown up right now!