Hello and welcome to the Brilliant Mum Feature. Once a week I will be featuring one mum in a bid to find out more about them and their lives.
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This week our brilliant mum feature is Charlotte from Welsh Mummy Blogs.
Charlotte is a 32 year old married mum of 2 from Cardiff. She has recently moved to Rhondda Cynon Taff. Charlotte says she has the best and hardest job in the world. She’s a a full time mum and volunteers her spare time. She’s a member of the All Wales Perinatal Mental Health Steering Group and the Tier 4 committee for the Welsh Specialised Services – currently developing a model for a specialised mother and baby unit for Wales. Charlotte is also a parent governor for her son’s school.
Thanks for taking part Charlotte!
Have you always wanted to be a mum?
Yes!! I had always wanted a baby. My husband and I had been together for 5 years and children did come up in conversation but we were both really surprised when I became pregnant.
How did you feel when your children were born?
My pregnancy was great but the birth was unfortunately really bad. I have written about this if you would like to read it.
Basically I had a psychotic episode during the labour. I suffered from psychosis (seeing and hearing things that were not real).
I became delusional and had intrusive, false thoughts.
Even though I went through this is still remember the love I felt instantly for my baby.
What have been your most rewarding experiences so far as a mum?
Everything! The ups and downs, the tantrums and tears, everything. Everyday I am blessed to have my boys. They keep me grounded and bring so much happiness to my life. Most parents would say that their children drive them insane but I can safely say that mine keep me sane.
What are some of your funniest moments to have happened to you as a mum?
The funniest is when my son told a man in the shop about my foof – nice one kid.
Have there been any situations with your children that you have found difficult to cope with?
I am very easy going and happy to adjust with my kids. Sleeping has been a bit of an uphill climb but my thought process is – if my child is coming into my bed each night then surely there is a reason. My child my be struggling with something that he can’t explain and the comfort of a mum is what he needs right now.
What are your dreams and hopes for your children?
To be happy and healthy, that is all I ask. A parents responsibility is to nature a child and prepare them for adult life. I am honest with my children, I don’t fill there heads with false hope. I remind them daily that anything is possible if you put hard work and dedication into it.
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