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This week our brilliant mum feature is Amie who blogs at Mum’s The Word.
Amie lives in lovely Cornwall with her two children – Amelia who’s just turned 2 & Max 9 months – and her partner Jack. Amie is a young mum at 19 and says despite the negative stigma surrounding young parents, she really couldn’t be happier right now!
She’s always loved babies and definitely would like 4. She’s currently a stay at home mum which Amie says is lovely because she can spend time with her children. Amie also loves going to the gym and working out in her spare time and of course blogging! She soon hopes to enrol into a local university to do a paediatric nursing degree and lead that on to either neonatal nursing or midwifery – Amie says she’s been really undecided on which path she really wants to take.
Thanks for taking part Amie!
Have you always wanted to be a mum?
Definitely! I love babies and always have ever since I was bought my first ever baby Annabell. My daughter has one too and I can already see the similarities in her that started off my love for children.
How did you feel when your children were born?
Both of my births were super fast! With my first I was induced at 40 + 2 and by the time labour was fully established I was ready to push and within a few hours my little girl was here! I lost a lot of blood and was very anemic afterwards which meant I couldn’t hold her very much whilst the midwives were working their magic, I didn’t mind though because my mum and Jack was there so they got plenty of cuddles before they had to leave and I was left alone in hospital with her – pretty scary!
When she was born she didn’t cry straight away which really scared us, especially my mum that was seated down the business end and could see everything that was going on! Amelia was a chunky 8lbs 14 1/2oz so all of the cute newborn clothes I had packed didn’t fit her and she ended up just squished into a vest! Max was only a few days late but his birth was similar, my labour started around lunch time and then by the time we got to the hospital that night at 10.05pm it was straight up to delivery and out came little Maxy at 10:36pm!
He felt so much smaller than Amelia did. I lost a lot of blood again which meant another over night hospital stay. It’s amazing how much things change in the space of a year because this time Jack was allowed to stay with us in the hospital too!
What have been your most rewarding experiences so far as a mum?
I would say the most rewarding thing for me is both of them saying ‘Mama’ first when I’d read a lot about dada being more common. Being around to see all of their firsts has just been so amazing and I’m really grateful that I have been able to stay at home and watch them grow through their baby years when a lot of people arent.
What are some of your funniest moments to have happened to you as a mum?
My funniest moment was one recently when I was attempting to introduce potty training to Amelia and there was a funny smell; so after asking her if she had gone for a poo she told me ‘no I farted!’ Usually she is very honest so I didn’t think much of, until after I fed them and bathed them and put them into bed I finally got around to cleaning up the living room and amongst her toys I found a really big poo.. Safe to say I was pretty annoyed at the time and when I asked her she was still adamant she had just farted! Looking back now we all think it was pretty funny, especially Jack!
Have there been any situations with your children that you have found difficult to cope with?
The first 6 months after Max was born was hell. He woke up every hour of every single night and it was killing me! Amelia slept all night every night from the day she was born so it really was a shock to the system suddenly having a screaming and inconsolable baby waking us up all night!
Also I’m finding the toddler tantrums from Amelia pretty draining. One minute she’s happy and the next she’s kicking and screaming for no reason at all! Gah! Toddlers!
What are your dreams and hopes for your children?
Mainly of course I just want them to lead happy and healthy long lives with a great work ethic so they can have the lives they dream of. For Amelia I do have a little dream I’ve projected on her to be an Olympic gymnast ha ha!
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