No one said that becoming a mother was going to be easy. For any woman having babies there are many challenges from sleep deprivation to excruciatingly painful boobs, the healing and possible stitches and a whole lot more. It’s amazing what women’s bodies can do but having a child is tough and it can sometimes be traumatic.
There are also mental challenges when it come to motherhood. You worry about whether you will be a good mother, whether you can nurture and teach your children to be the best they can be and not screwing them up royally. I was shocked when we got home from the hospital I woke up from a nap sobbing but I wasn’t sad turns out it was the baby blues which is completely different from postnatal depression.
Now add a chronic illness into the mix. It makes motherhood feeling impossible some times. Please don’t get me wrong I’m not try to make out that none spoonie mothers have it easy I know for a fact that they don’t.
I’m constantly question my ability as a mother and feel like I’m a bad mother becauw I can’t do all the things other mummies do with their children. Planning trips and activities is difficult because I can go to bed with the intention of doing something the following day but then wake up the following morning and feel horrendous meaning the plans need to be changed.
Alex does go to mini gyms every Friday but that usually kills me and means that my weekends are usually spend recovering.
What is the toughest challenge you’ve had to deal with as a chronically ill mother or parent? I’d love to hear from you.