As my son turns a month old, and as a first time mum. I thought it’d be fun to share what I’ve learnt in my first month. Which as a first time mother, is something I’m still trying to navigate through. I still look at my son and I have to pinch myself. I still can’t believe I did it through the pregnancy and labour.
The first thing I’ve learnt is money just disappears. It’s pretty explanatory that it spent on the essentials; milk formula, nappies, baby wipes etc. It’s also easy for money to disappear on toys. I know my Jackson is too young at the moment for toys, but this year is his first Christmas, even if he’ll be just under 2 months old. I’ve bought him a lot of toys for Christmas that he can grow into throughout the year.
I’ve also got pretty good at changing nappies efficiently. This is mainly a skill I’ve developed to avoid or at least lesson the chance of him peeing on himself and getting his clothes wet.
I’ve been spit up on and urinated on. which since becoming a mum, I’ve learnt is okay and not as gross as it may sound. This also includes going out in clothes with spit up on. Body secretions really don’t faze me anymore, its all a part of motherhood.
Since having Jackson, I’m determined to better myself. I’ve been looking into going back to school, to be able to get a better job to provide for him. I’m also going to be working more on my blog, as in my ideal world this is what I’d love to do full time. As it’d give me the flexibility to be there for my son, and work doing something I enjoy.
All in all, I’ve enjoyed being the mum to my handsome little man in this first month, and I can’t wait to watch him grow in the months and years to come.