1). What was your happiest event?
This was clearly Amy’s birth. Giving birth was such a special experience for me, I will never forget it. Things got a bit dramatic while I was labouring but fortunately everything turned out well and I had the chance to naturally give birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl.
2). What was the saddest thing to happen?
My parents not getting more time with Amy when she was born. We had been told by literally every midwife and consultant that Amy would make and early appearance, so my family got flight tickets for a day after her due date. Amy wasn’t born until 10 days later, which was one day before my parents and sister had to go back to Germany. I was glad that they got to meet her but was really really upset and emotional when they left.
3). What was the most unlikely thing to happen that actually went ahead and did?
Nothing is ever unlikely in our house, haha. It’s crazy here, so there is nothing that really surprises me…
4). Who let you down?
Luckily no one, at least not to a degree that would make me remember them now. I have a pretty awesome family and friends.
5). Who supported you?
My above mentioned family, especially my mum who is always there for me when I need someone to talk to, my friends and my lovely boyfriend who has been really supportive. Okay, he doesn’t get up at night but he makes me breakfast every single day, cooks and is amazing at getting me in a good mood when I am sleep deprived and grumpy.
6). Tell us one thing you learned?
I have learned to trust my instincts as a mummy. Although I am learning new things every day, I am confident at what I am doing now and truly enjoying being Amy’s mummy.
7). Tell us one thing that made you laugh!
Amy cracks me up every day. She is hilarious and comes up with the funniest things. She does a ridiculous fake cough and even when she tries to push our buttons, she makes me laugh with her cheeky little grin.
8). Tell us one thing that made you cry!
Pregnancy and being a mum has made me so emotional that I start blubbering at everything. As I said above, I was really upset to see my family leave after Amy had just been born but generally everything that has to do with children pulls my heart stings. When I watched One Born Every Minute last night, I was crying during the opening credits.
9). Tell us 3 things that your child/children did to make you proud!
Only three? I am the proudest mummy ever, so every little milestone makes me beam with pride. If I had to pick three things, it’s Amy’s proud little face when she is standing on her own, her smile that will melt everyone’s heart and her general happiness. Amy is such a friendly baby and hardly ever cries, which is a thing lots of mummy friends are a little envious about.
10). Tell us one thing that made you proud of yourself!
Giving birth. I know, millions of women do that all the time but for me it was a very special thing that I can’t wait to repeat in a couple of years time.
11). Tell us one challenge you overcame!
Ehm, probably sleep deprivation and the early days of breast feeding. I was really struggling with breast feeding Amy during the first couple of days and didn’t think I would manage to feed her for this long, so I am really proud that I am still breast feeding and really enjoying it.
12). Tell us 3 things you would like to change about your life in 2012!
I definitely want to loose some weight and get fitter. Also, I’d like to join some baby classes so Amy can make some baby friends and I will get to know some mums outside the internet. Another thing on my to do list is to blog more regularly. My head is always full with ideas and things to write about but then I forget to write them down or don’t manage to make the time.
Now I need to tag some more people so I choose the following:
Ella from Purple Mum
Kate from Kate takes 5
Michelle from Mummy from the Heart