Sharing Proud Mummy Moments

Yesterday I was chatting away to Emma as usual and suddenly she started saying “mummmma” repeatedly, and then when I said her name, she kept repeating it back to me. I was so proud, I almost cried!! It’s been a few months since she’s started making babbling sounds and to hear her voice for the first time was magical and so special. My first instinct was to share it with the world (Facebook), but I stopped myself.

I’ve had many moments over the past year that I was insanely proud of Emma. It started when we got to her 1 month birthday and we whipped out our milestone cards to take a picture, which we shared with our friends. At the time, it was a huge milestone – we had spent the last month in a whirlwind of broken sleep, chaos, tears and endless self-questioning whether we are doing ok as parents. To get to 1 month was huge! But after a few ‘shares’ to our friends, I started to feel a bit uneasy. The insecure part of me wondered whether my friends felt I had changed completely, lost myself to my baby. I started to share less, but not because I wanted to, but because of the many people on my contacts list who are in a totally different place to me.


The first shared pic of sleepy Emma!

It made me feel a bit sad that I was doing this – that I cared too much about what people were thinking of me. I couldn’t help it – I didn’t want people to think I was boring now, or I had changed from the V+T guzzler I used to be, or that I was no fun anymore. But then I realised that this energy wasted on worrying about it, was so unproductive as I can’t control what people think of me, or what other’s might say. All I can do is have faith that I’m happy with my life and doing everything as best I can.

One great thing that comes with being a mum is confidence. It’s the confidence to know when to give medicine, when to put them down for a nap before they are wired, what to feed them, how much water to give them, when to put extra layers on. And now I have the confidence to say that yesterday my baby girl said her first word and I was so proud of her. No holding back anymore, because reaching these little milestones with Emma is one of the greatest achievements in my life.

So from now on, I plan to enjoy those proud mummy moments and won’t be shy to share them. We’re all at different stages of our lives, and need to enjoy sharing different moments together without worrying that it makes you look a certain way. There’s always so much to worry about in life that sometimes you need a reminder to stop and just enjoy these little moments because they won’t happen again. I’m really lucky to be off work at the moment to be with Emma and want to enjoy every little moment, every ‘first’ together as I know it may not last forever. Have confidence in yourself because you’re awesome and doing great – that’s always something to be proud of.



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  1. May 14, 2016 / 8:31 am

    It’s difficult to know whether to share things or not, isn’t it? You don’t want to overload your friends without children, but at the same time, you want to share your milestones moments and your worries with other parents who might feel the same. This is lovely post :). X

  2. May 14, 2016 / 8:56 am

    Hear, hear. Keep enjoying and celebrating those precious moments. You’re right about the confidence – Mother always says that I’ve taught her how to be brave x #fortheloveofBLOG

  3. May 14, 2016 / 9:35 pm

    I sometimes feel uneasy about sharing milestones, mainly because having been desperate for a child for so long, and having had fertility treatment, I wonder if others might be feeling the same way and not want to see a load of baby stuff. People don’t go on Facebook and say “I’m really desperate for a baby and hate seeing everyone else’s photos,” but that was how I felt for a while, so I’m sure there must be others looking at mine and thinking the same thing (or maybe I’m just weird!) Anyway, I guess you could say that about anything. As to people thinking I’ve changed-I think I’d be happy if people thought I’d changed as I think having a baby has made me a better person than I was before. #KCACOLS

    • May 14, 2016 / 9:52 pm

      Thank you for your comment, I hadn’t really thought of it from that point of view before. I suppose I just wanted to feel more confident about sometimes sharing those milestones with friends and family but totally get where you’re coming from. Thanks again x

  4. May 14, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    Go with what you feel! In my opinion, I tend to be more low key about such mummy moments when I am around folks who don’t have or can’t have kids. But, i think with those you are close to and who you value, it is great to share those proud moments because they will be happy for you. #KCACOLS

  5. May 15, 2016 / 7:07 am

    Ahhh how exciting! I cannot wait to hear Josh say Mumma – this must have been a lovely moment and its wonderful to read about xx #KCACOLS

  6. May 15, 2016 / 5:02 pm

    Just so well said – I too have many proud mummy moments and wonder if I should share them but w should be proud – and supportive of others – I sometimes find it’s jealousy that stop people from being kind so you carry on sharing lovely because the blogging community appear to be immune of jealousy – the most supportive proudest group of mums I’ve ever ‘met’ #KCACOLS
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  7. May 16, 2016 / 10:33 am

    How sweet! Must have been a wonderful moment. You should definitely be proud and share whatever you want to share – if people are jealous or can’t be happy for you that is their problem!

  8. May 16, 2016 / 11:21 am

    I completely agree with you Bridget, we shouldn’t be afraid to share our greatest moments, although I do know what you mean about being cautious on over-sharing as you feel that others are at a different life stage to you. I for one, when I start to feel that I shouldn’t share it, I think it’s not only for them to see, but it’s also a timeline for you to look back on too. It’s lovely when first words are spoken, I’m pretty sure that my little girl has started going “mummamummamumma” often when she’s tired or hungry! Don’t be afraid to shout about that to the world, that’s a huge milestone. Thanks so much for joining our party at #fortheloveofBLOG, we would love you to come back next week. Claire x
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  9. May 17, 2016 / 3:38 pm

    I know exactly what you mean! I think actually I now use my blog to share milestones and only share the occasional picture on facebook. My blog is my go-to place now, and I’m pleased about that. I never want to overshare, and for friend’s to think I’ve changed. They accept I have, but I also don’t want them to know every bit of our lives, as then what would we talk about in person!! I do share the big moments though 🙂 It’s so hard not to!!!
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  10. May 20, 2016 / 3:49 am

    Great post! It isn’t fun to have to think about not posting something because you don’t want to seem like “that momo” who always shares photos of the baby. But you’re in this whirlwind once with your child, and you should celebrate the milestones, whether people enjoy or appreciate every share or not 🙂

    • May 20, 2016 / 12:18 pm

      I totally agree. It’s nice to be spontaneous and not have to think twice about it 🙂 thanks for commenting xx

  11. May 20, 2016 / 11:28 am

    I feel like this a lot as I don’t have an awful lot of friends who have had children yet and don’t want to be ‘one of those mums’ who overshare. But then I think, this is what is making me happy right now, and I want to share and celebrate that. Carry on sharing! #KCACOLS
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  12. May 20, 2016 / 12:03 pm

    Good for you! I love sharing little moments on Facebook – whether funny or hilarious – and I love them popping up again a year later in that ‘memories’ thing! I try and rein it in a little but I figure one or two things a week is fine. We don’t put pics online, which sometimes we feel sad about as people don’t get to see who darn cute she is! But ultimately the right decision for us 🙂 #fortheloveofblog

    • May 20, 2016 / 12:15 pm

      Thank you for commenting, it’s hard to get the balance right isn’t it? I think one or two a week is about right and it’s lovely to be able to share with those you love x

  13. May 20, 2016 / 1:31 pm

    Yay for you, mama! I know exactly what you mean though. Sometimes, I worry that I’m sharing too many photos of my son. That, the things I find cute and adorable, others will find annoying. But you know what, don’t look then! I stay home too, and my son IS my life. I try to share other things too, but it just keeps coming back to my family and my child-and, like you said, it’s because that’s where I am in life right now. My son definitely gave me a bravery I never knew I had. #KCACOLS
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    • May 20, 2016 / 2:48 pm

      I so agree with this! You can always choose not to look at it! I try to mix it up a bit and I do get a bit over-excited at a video of her just turning pages of a book haha but mostly just like to share those moments with people I love. Thanks for commenting and for the RT xx

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