The Best Things About Being Called Mum

I have been giving this topic a lot of thought over the past few days and initially I thought I would have a top ten or even have my favourite things about being a mum numbered, but it occurred to me I can’t rate the things I love nor can I round them off to a even number. So here they are, in no particular order.

  • Rhemy: I know this is a fairly obvious one and honestly probably doesn’t need to be said, but I can’t have a list of my favourite things without listing her. She has taught me so much about myself in her short time on this planet. She is hilarious and wonderful and as corny as it sounds, she is my heart wandering around outside of my body (not that she wanders far).
  • Newborn smell: My friends who have children always spoke of the “newborn” smell and I believed them but I truly had never experienced it until I had my own baby. But they were right, the newborn smell is something out of this world!
  • Playtime: Never in my life, did I think I would enjoy singing nursery rhymes, on the floor under a mobile with a child who can not sing along, but my god I do! Seeing her face light up when the little characters twirl around above her, her gorgeous smile when I bop around singing for her bring me complete and utter joy. Luckily Rhemy doesn’t judge my singing or dancing and just enjoys our time together haha.
  • Baby clothes, shoes and accessories: This is not really part of motherhood but it is part of having a baby and probably has a lot to do with the fact that Rhemy has more clothes then she has been able to wear, but I love dressing her everyday. I love picking outfits for her, I love accessorising with headbands and little shoes. I love the compliments she recieves. I love making headbands and little barefoot sandals for her and hope one day I will be able to make her little pieces of clothing.
  • The way baby looks for me: I know, babies love their mums and that early on they are able to distinguish their mother and father from others that visit. But nothing prepared me for the feeling I would get when it was blatantly obvious that Rhemy wanted me.
  • Morning time: Just after Rhemy wakes up and she has her bottle I sit her on my lap facing me and we talk. She talks back and smiles and once or twice she has giggled. I love this time, it is our time just the two of us!
  • Her milestones: Seeing my daughter reach her milestones, is a feeling that I could not prepare myself for. The pride I felt when I heard her laugh and coo for the first time, when I witnessed her first smile and even when she had her first bottle is overwhelming.
  • Naptime: I love putting Rhemy in her swaddle and putting her in her crib. She is so peaceful and content and this time everyday reminds me of the unconditional love I feel for this tiny little human.

So I ask you to leave a commment and tell me what you are your favourite things about Being Called Mum?
Insta: @being_called_mum


6 thoughts on “The Best Things About Being Called Mum

  1. I definitely think your favourite things are also mine. Not to mention when little miss 3 comes out with you’re the bestest mum!! That one definitely says hey you’re not doing to badly and that yes while we all have tough days if the good outweigh it then it’s all good! Bath time is also a favourite of mine. It’s when the kids laugh, splash and play while singing, puppet shows and games are a must! 😘 also right up there is baking with them, it’s when we get truly creative, use food colourings, sprinkles and all sorts plus get rewarded with eating the goods!


  2. I’m a dad, so I wasn’t called Mum. When my boys were little bitty, they called me deedah. I miss the falling asleep in my arms or over my chest. The little hands resting on my forearm as I cradled them. I miss the look on their faces when I would come to their room in the morning, their bed heads and excitement at the prospect of a new day. They’re not little anymore, oldest now 13 and twins now 10. I love them just as much if not more. But I so miss them being babies, for the reasons listed above…and so much more. Enjoy while little bitty. They grow so fast.


  3. Our children are true gifts for our person. Sometimes the best and most scariest part of being Mom is being able to see the reflection of our person in our child. It is a wondrous thing to watch them learn and grow because it is a great encouragement for us to do the same =)


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s