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 Juliette who blogs at Lilyannah.
Juliette lives in Brisbane, Australia and is 37 years old. She work part-time as a document controller for an Airline and has 3 gorgeous girls (2 year and 3 year old twins). She’s engaged to be married to her lovely man Scott who is a Glazier. Juliette says she doesn’t have much spare time, but when she gets a few minutes to herself she loves working on her invention, a twin feeding cradle that attaches to a chair.
Thanks for taking part Juliette!
Have you always wanted to be a mum?
Yes! One of my first memories is telling my mum that when I get older I want to be a mum just like you. I longed to be a mum my whole life and when I found out I had less than 1% chance of having kids I was devastated. Turns out 1% is all we needed! 🙂
How did you feel when your children were born?
When my twin girls were born I felt overwhelmed, with love and with fear as to how I would cope with two little girls all at once. They were premmie and born via c-section so I didn’t get to actually hold my babies for nearly 1 week. I still remember that first touch, the smell and the way the little hand gripped my finger. I remember feeling a bit lost and a little cheated that I didn’t get to experience a natural birth, silly I know now! When my little singleton girl was born I remember feeling so overwhelmed with love and gratitude. So thankful for having 3 gorgeous little girls. I am grateful for being able to experience both forms of birth and both experiences were wonderful in their own way.
What have been your most rewarding experiences so far as a mum?
Hearing them say “Mummy” and being able to hold their little hands and watch them learning and growing.
What are some of your funniest moments to have happened to you as a mum?
I’d say the funniest moment was not long after my girls started daycare, I was running late after getting them all ready and racing to work after spending half an hour settling them in. I remember walking into my office and seeing the look on my colleagues faces when they saw me – I the buttons on my shirt not done up properly and pants tucked into my unzipped boots. What was so funny was that nobody at the daycare had even batted an eyelid at my appearance!
Have there been any situations with your children that you have found difficult to cope with?
Having 3 under 3 has certainly had it’s challenges. The most difficult situation I’d say is the sicknesses from the daycare. Having sick kids every two weeks for month after month has been draining and soul destroying.
What are your dreams and hopes for your children?
I hope my babies learn that they are the master of their own happiness. I hope they get to experience all the wonderful things that life has to offer and reach their potential. I hope they take life by the hand and don’t let fear stop them from trying new things. I hope they fall in love and have their own beautiful babies and have a life full of all the love and joy the world has to offer.
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