Today I’m feeling motherly, this is probably due to the fact I have a 9 month old baby. One of my good friends gave birth on Friday and also that May is mothers’ month in Latin America. I know I live in England but I can’t get over it….or maybe I want to celebrate it twice a year? Jaja probably. Anyway, here I am writing and feeling inspired by my baby Isabella. Isabellita to her friends.
I’m not planning to have a blog about my baby but with 27465 pics taken every day I should. So let’s start with the truth.
“Sleep when the baby sleeps” that’s a lie. That’s your precious time to do everything else. When you have a baby, the word ‘selfish’ gets deleted from your brain, from that moment your life is not just about you, so bye bye selfies and bye bye sleeping till midday on Saturdays.
I have always been a bit hyperactive, so motherhood didn’t hit me that badly. I remember when a friend of mine was asking few months ago “Is Isabella good at night?” and I proudly said “Yes, she only wakes up at 11pm and then 3am and then 6am, so it’s fine”. She sounded surprised at the time and now that I think about it, I’m feeling surprised too. The thing is…when you become a mother you acquire super powers, somehow you start multitasking and transform yourself into a human being with endless energy. Yep, you never stop.
On TV ads, motherhood seems so cute and easy. Baby yawns, baby smiles, mother smiles, father hugs and all the family get together in the frame, then fade to white. In real life it’s this plus 100 more things. So it can be hectic at the beginning, but it’s amazing seeing your baby smiling, clapping, sitting back, learning from zero. It reminds you to explore and rediscover things.
The most extraordinary thing is that being a mother puts some pressure on you, not only economically, but you need to be the best that you can be, for their future and every day too as they copy what you do. Bear in mind, you are the person in charge of showing them the world, ah oh!
I was waiting until everything in my life was perfect to have babies; classic list: job, house… but great things happen to imperfect moments. I managed to get a job whilst pregnant -and yes, they knew it before hiring me-. It’s a digital agency based in Miami and the time difference works in my favour. Sometimes I can’t concentrate and sometimes I don’t have much time, but I do my best and get my ideas on. How do you do it? You just do it! If J.K. Rowling wrote Harry Potter in a coffee shop with a baby, you can do whatever you want.
A baby is not an excuse stopping you from doing the things that you like. It’s the reason you should do them all.