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Tribute to being a mum

Before I was a Mom,
I never tripped over toys
or forgot words to a lullaby.
I didn't worry whether or not
my plants were poisonous.
I never thought about immunizations.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never been
puked on.
Pooped on.
Chewed on.
Peed on.
I had complete control of my mind
and my thoughts.
I slept all night.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held down a screaming child
so doctors could do tests.
Or give shots.
I never looked into teary eyes and cried.
I never got gloriously happy over a simple grin.
I never sat up late hours at night
watching a baby sleep.

Before I was a Mom,
I never held a sleeping baby just because
I didn't want to put her down.
I never felt my heart break into a million pieces
when I couldn't stop the hurt.
I never knew that something so small
could affect my life so much.
I never knew that I could love someone so much.
I never knew I would love being a Mom.

Before I was a Mom,
I didn't know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body..
I didn't know how special
it could feel to feed a hungry baby.
I didn't know that bond
between a mother and her child.
I didn't know that something so small
could make me feel so important and happy.

Before I was a Mom,
I had never gotten up in the middle of the night
every 10 minutes to make sure all was okay.
I had never known
the warmth,
the joy,
the love,
the heartache,
the wonderment
or the satisfaction of being a Mom.

I didn't know I was capable of feeling so much,
before I was a Mom.


  • Well, that's just sent my 3 days late hormones into overdrive over my lunchtime sarnie!

    I really like that and may even copy that to keep in my bag when james is having a tantrum.


  • That actually brought tears to my eyes- I'm also going to print it out and keep it in my purse - thanks image
    Sharon! 3 days late? And you've not tested? I'm testing tomorrow image
  • Noooo, way too nervous to test!
    Its only my first month since ocming off the pill so not really expecting a positive result.
    I know my monthlies maybe a bit all over the place to start with so not getting my hopes up. Also had groin ache for last 2 weeks, backache this week and spotting so reckon something is happening.

    Will see how next 48 hours go and test at weekend if nowt happening!

    Good luck with your test mummychop

  • Ahh well be sure to give us an update image
    Thanks- this is first month for us too
  • that is so beautiful - made me fill up as well!

    and good luck sharron and mummychop! xxx
  • What a lovely poem/tribute, even I got a bit teary reading some of it, especially as Skye's rough agan after her MMR I just can't make it better for her : (

    Good luck Sharon and MC!! x
  • ah good luck sharon and mummychop!
    After coming off the pill a couple of months ago i have only had one af and still waiting for the second, i really hope they become more regular before we start ttc so i have a better idea of my dates this time as this is what happened when i got pregnant with josh and they kept changing my dates all the time! I know only a small thing to worry about but all the same... :P
    I hope skye gets better soon!
    Last night was the first in over a week that josh didnt end up sleeping in our bed all night so he is def feeling better, now i have to be tough mummy to get him back in his bed again!!
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