I was tagged by EXMI in a meme about being a mommy.
When I read some of the other mom’s memes they’re so cute and lovable with the little babies and the little antics and the little words… I almost feel like writing my meme but going back 15 years to do so, back to when my knucklehead was still cute, LOL, but I won’t… mostly because I can’t remember a lot of it anymore! How I wish I coulda started blogging when he was a baby…
1. How long have you been a Mom?
17 years, 6 months and 11 days.
2. How many children call you Mommy?
Usually just one, but occasionally his friends do so too…
4. Did you know what you were having?
I knew from the moment I suspected I was pregnant. We found out officially with the first ultrasound (back then you only had 2) even though we had initially decided to wait and see. My dad was so funny, he and my mom were with me and when the doc went over my little bump with the scan thingy my dad shouted “It’s a boy! It’s a boy!”
5. How old were you when you became a Mom?
I was 17 years old, 3 months and about a week.
6. How long were you in labor?
About 6 hours with a natural birth. It was remarkably easy… The sisters who examined me when we arrived at the hospital at midnight assured me I’d be in the labour ward till about 7am. My mom assured them we wouldn’t be. Damien arrived at 2h43.
7. What’s your favorite thing about being a Mom?
I have several, and they change as the knucklehead gets older, but I would have to say the spontaneous hugs are a big, big favourite for me.
8. What’s your least favorite thing?
9. Do you want more kids?
I never did, truly. I remember getting “broody” exactly once in the last 17 or so years. Damien has kept me busy enough for two! But honestly, if my Glugs and I do have one I will be very happy.
10. Do you plan on having more soon?
Erm… not soon. Damien drama tends to put me off, LOL! But I am also getting on in years a bit…
11. How many times have you been pee’d on?
Mwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaa… I think every mom to a boy has been peed on a couple of times! Thats how it works, you take the nappy off and voila!
Several times… Damien used to get this 24 hour “bug” with projectile vomiting and all.
13. Is your child named after anyone?
Nope. I just always liked the name. I was lucky not to have to fight with anyone over his name, especially since his father wanted to name him “Randy” during the brief time we were together. My daddy darling’s mom liked to tell her old lady friends that he was named after a missionary… and if I was with her I’d correct her.
14. How did you come up with their name?
LOL, see #13. For as long as I can remember I said my first son would be Damien.
15. When your child gets in trouble, who is the bad guy?
Well, like a lot of my blog friends, for most of his life I was the only one around so I s’pose I was always the bad guy.
16. What is the longest you have been away from your children?
Oh my word… 2 full weeks! It was when I sent him to Sugarbay one school holiday, Sunday to Sunday with only emails from me to him. It was torture, ROTFL! He loved it… and as much as I missed him, I wish I could have sent him once a year.
18. Are your toes painted?
Not right now… perhaps I should do them for Friday’s wedding!
19. Last movie you saw in the theater?
Ooooh… I think it was the Batman epic! No, wait, it was WALL-E with Damien on our “date”!
20. One thing you will not give up just because you’re a mom? My individuality. My own personal sense of who I am and what I like, even if it doesn’t fit a “mommy” stereotype.
21. One thing you did give up now that you’re a mom…
Studying and travelling… though I didn’t give them up so much as postpone them. My future plans changed completely when I fell pregnant with Damien.
22. Best Mom perk…
hhmmm… I dunno. There are a few, like having someone to run around and so silly “errands” for you like taking out the garbage, and fetching the remote, and going to buy milk and bread quickly, and packing the dishwasher… LOL… but I think my personal one is Damien’s love. It sounds like a cliché I know, but I know he loves me. When he hugs me suddenly for no reason I get all fluttery inside. When he makes jokes with me and makes me laugh, or giggles himself silly at something I’ve said, I want to grab him and squish him to death.
23. Snack, you sneak bites from your child?
Of course I do! Show me a mom who doesn’t!!!
24. When the kid is napping, you are…
Well, he doesn’t nap anymore, and I honestly can’t remember what I did when he was napping…
25. Where is your child(ren) now?
He bloody better be at school!
26. Favorite place to buy maternity clothes?
I didn’t. I was given a few pieces, but I stuck mostly to ski-pants…
27. If I could do it over…
I have no pictures of me pregnant, not one. I would make sure I get pictures of my baby bump and I would take a lot more pictures of my baby- not that Damien doesn’t have enough- I would just take more specific pictures of baby’s feet, and hands and ears and such. Ooh, and tiny baby footprints and handprints. I don’t have those for Damien.
28. Did it turn out the way you expected?
Mwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa… is that a joke!!?!
I know I’ve used these pictures before, but I do like them an awful lot.
Okay right, so I’m not going to tag anyone as I think EXMI tagged everyone I might tag, and I don’t think its fair for me to tag mommies that I haven’t been visiting for a while! If you’ve done it or if you wanna do it, link it in the comments so I can come and read it pleeeeeez…!!!
And I promise I’ll be visiting all my regular bloggy haunts soon again.