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Motherhood | Win A £50 Ernest Jones Gift Card!



With Mother's Day nearly upon us I have been thinking a lot lately about motherhood, if you had said to me just three years ago "Kerry in 3 years time you will have a nearly two year old" I would never have believed you for one bit. I had never been maternal, I had always said I didn't want children, I had never even held a baby!! It just wasn't for me, or at least that's what I thought.

Fast forward to April of 2012, Amelia's birth. I was so nervous, we were at the hospital waiting to be induced to meet our baby girl. What would she look like, would I know how love her, how will I look after a baby? All these questions and many more running through my head. I didn't know how to look after a baby but as soon as she was born it all came so naturally and all of a sudden all of those worries went away. There really is no better love than the love for your own child - its unconditional.


I remember the first time I felt like a mum, as silly as that sounds. I knew I was a mum when Amelia was born but I just didn't instantly feel like a mum. I think it must have been when Andy had gone back to work after his paternity leave, leaving Amelia and I on our own for the first time for a whole day. It was very daunting but that's the first time I actually felt like a mum. Cuddling with Amelia on the sofa, watching her sleep it dawned on me that this precious little baby depends on me for everything.

I have many favourite #MumMemories of Amelia and I, from the first time she said Mummy, the first time she kissed me and when she asked for a hug, our first holiday together, her first birthday, Christmas and the list goes on. There are so many memories which I am so very grateful to have experienced and it makes being a mum much more enjoyable, the good times definitely outweigh the bad although these terrible two's are a whole other story! I wouldn't change it for the world. As much as I thought I never wanted children, I couldn't imagine not having Amelia now and couldn't bare thinking what life would be like with out her. 

I really do love being a mum.

Happy Mother's Day (for next week) to all the Mum's out there!


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100 comments

  1. My favourite memory is when he said I love you for the first time..only recently but it melted my heart!

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  2. fiona o farrell22 March 2014 at 00:43

    Probably that feeling when I'd just given birth, and my son was placed on my chest. Wow your never ready for that sudden burst of love to hit your heart. It was amazing and still is.

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  3. lynsey buchanan22 March 2014 at 01:25

    My favourite memory is seeing my daughter for the first time

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  4. The times when my four were younger and they would all sit and play a game together, so lovely to see :)

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  5. i love every sunday we all go a walk in the park and that holding my daughters hands makes me soooo happy.x

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  6. Baking with my mum as a child.

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  7. Seeing my kids for the first time!

    Ashleigh

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  8. one of my favourite memories is being asked to leave an auction with 9 month old daughter as she was distracting the auctioneer by blowing him kisses.

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  9. As a foster mummy I have far too many mum memories to recall any one of them as being my favourite but my best mum memory was the day I met my 'mum' for the first time when I was 11 years old

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  10. One of my favourite moments about being a Mummy is when I realised my anxiety was under control, there was one day where I suddenly realised I hadn't had a single panic attack in a few days and I could finally start enjoying motherhood and give Abbie the best bits of me from then on :) x

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  11. Seeing two eyes looking at me as they were placed on my chest x

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  12. The time my young boys came into my bedroom on Xmas morning with reindeer antlers on their heads and said look mum we're chickens.

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  13. snuggling up with my babies watching sesame street

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  14. I used to love watching my girls move around when I was pregnant. Putting a Malteser on my tummy and watch them kick it off :) x

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  15. watching my eldest daughter cuddle my newborn daughter for the first time in hospital, beautiful...

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  16. I don't have any one specific memory, i enjoy it when we spend time together having a laugh as we have a similar sense of humour

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  17. The two that stand out for me was the first time my eldest met my youngest (he was only 16m!) And it was adorable, and the first time biggest said 'I love you mummy'

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  18. There are too many to choose just one

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  19. my mum taking me to a park and i remember never wanting to leave the swings and just the way she laughed with me

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  20. wow, I read this and felt tears burning behind my eyes. think it's because I just have a daughter myself. And I also didn't know that being a mother could be so incredible beautiful!

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  21. There as soooo many but more recent ones are definitley watching my mum give my daughter he first bath. Just all the time and memories of all 3 generations being together I love.

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  22. Mine is of my mum holding all 3 of my kids first and then being the first to bottle feed them x

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  23. so many memories but my mum falling into the sea and laughing so much in cornwall when I was about 6 stands out...we were all having a great time

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  24. I remember being four and learning how to bake with my mum - cheese straws, I think - and enjoying it so much that the love of baking stayed with me to this day - comforting, familiar and a happy memory.

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  25. It was so funny the time my mum got drunk on a cruise and started popping all the balloons that had been put up.x

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  26. I can totally relate to ur blog!! I was the exact same. Funny how things change when a little one appears.
    L x
    Http://workingmumy.blogspot.com

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  27. My mum doing a charity tap dance routine on stage when her heel broke off her shoe she carried on though!

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  28. My mum getting locked in a public toilet and waving a white handkerchief out of the window to summon help!

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  29. My mum's apple pie - best pastry ever

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  30. my eldest son meeting my youngest, precious times :)

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  31. I think the most precious moment is the one when my mum met Amy for the first time. Being a mum myself has made me love my mum even more than before.

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  32. our mum and daughter holiday in thailand :)

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  33. my son was born 13 weeks early at 27 weeks gestation. He weighed only 1ln 10oz. After a lot of worry and ups and downs he finally came home 13 months to the day after he was born. I will never forget that day for as long as i live. he was born on in june 2011 and came home july 13th 2012. It was friday the 13th. Definitely not a bad luck day for us

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  34. My son was born by emergency C-section and whisked off to SCBU - I had a general anaesthetic). I didn't see him until the next morning and when the SCBU nurse brought him up to visit me I couldn't believe how much love I instantly felt for him. I would have fought a tiger to protect him!

    Hazel Rea - @beachrambler

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  35. My favourite Mum memory is my Mum helping me get ready for my prom when I was 16 :)

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  36. My Mum picking me up from nursery!

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  37. Baking with my mum is the best memory ever! :)

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  38. Childhood holidays in the Lake District with my mum

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  39. My favourite memory is seeing how proud my mum was on my wedding day :)

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  40. Having picnics at the beach whilst mum sat knitting

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  41. taking my wonderful Mother-in-Law abroad for the very first time, very special memories indeed.

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  42. As a foster mum the memories of my own children have become even more special over the years. We should never take for granted how precious our children's early years truly are.

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  43. My favourite memory of my mum is her perfume ,it still reminds me of her

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  44. My favourite memories are all the good holidays we've had :)

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  45. my favourite mum memories is when we used to go on autumn walk together

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  46. Best memories are when she played with my baby daughter

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  47. My favourite moments were when we would sit together in a chair each evening while I did my reading book. Real quality time.

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  48. My favourite mum memory is having a race on the lawn on a summer holiday in France and collapsing, laughing on the grass :)

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  49. My favourite mum memory is my daughter playing with her baby sister, she wasn't very impressed when she came along, but now they get on and she's loves her little baby sister :)

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  50. Seeing all our 3 little ones for the first time and then when they really looked at me for the first time and gave a smile x

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  51. Seeing my little boy walk again after he had an operation on his foot

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  52. The first time my adopted toddler called me Mammy

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  53. Too many just to choose one...!

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  54. My favourite memory is of the birth of my son and daughter - it was a beautiful experience and a month early so totally unexpected but that made it even better because I was so calm :)

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  55. Being cuddled for the first time. Hearing I love you from your child for the first time. Seeing the first step.

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  56. Whilst getting read for a date with my first boyfriend, my mum who was listening to Meatloaf, said listen to this part...'and I never had a girl looking any better than you did....' 'That's what he will be thinking now about you!' said mum. This filled me with confidence and meant so much to me, and has always stayed with me. Love you mum.x

    Tracy Scutt

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  57. My favourite memories are when my daughter was a newborn, those night feed moments when I would just gaze at her and realise that I would never love anyone the way i love her xxx

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  58. my favourite memory is becoming a mum and also I think for my mum it was becoming a nanny! :) xx

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  59. My fave memory is walking down the canal with my son talking about the wildlife and spending time together xx

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  60. I was just like you Kerry and didn't think I wanted to be a mum, but a wonderful transformation happens when you actually become a mum - and my most treasured memory is when she was newborn and I used to hold her in my arms when she was asleep and I'd gaze at her for hours thinking that I was looking at the most beautiful thing in the world and that I would never be happier than I was then. It's just the most wonderful time, being a new mum.

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  61. My favourite memory is seeing my lovely daughter for the first time after she was born!!

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  62. My mum meeting my daughter for the first time p
    Kel Ellen Hirst xxx

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  63. My favourite mum memory is the delicious warm towel smell that both my babies had and of sniffing their heads (sorry! sounds a bit weird)

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  64. christmas with my mum was always a really magical time

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  65. Seeing my mum holding my son for the first time...I felt so proud for giving her that!

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  66. My favourite memory is going on a picnic in the park and playing hide and seek for hours.

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  67. First memories I have is my mum taking me to the park on a sunny day and being given slush puppies to drink :)

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  68. My mum saying - what part of NO do you not understand?
    funny that my other half uses this phrase towards our children :)

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  69. My favourite memory is when my little one first looked up at me and smiled

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  70. when we say our children together for the first time as they were both born by C section wife was knocked out and I was not allowed to be there so they were 3 hours old before we saw them and the special love and bond was formed

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  71. Running to show mum when I had managed to do something for the first time

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  72. Hearing my son cry when he was born it was amazing

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  73. The first time I looked at both my kids and they look back at you at their birth, amazing and true live in an instant

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  74. Waking my mum up on her birthday (very early) many times!

    trevor linvell

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  75. My sons first nativity play at school

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  76. The first time my son grabbed my finger when I was born. Can't wait to do it all again when our daughter comes along! - Kay Broomfield

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  77. holding my son for the first time x

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  78. My earliest memory I have was when my mum took me shopping and she had her heart set on some lovely red patent shoes for me. They didn't fit me and my mum was so disappointed - I was about 4 years old x

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  79. my mum playing guitar sitting round the camp fire

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  80. my Mum playing hospitals with my children and they all lay on the floor as if they were in a ward!

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  81. My mum used to dress me and my sister as twins when we were younger so that people actually thought we were twins.. we are 16 months apart, I'm the oldest but I obviously didn't look any older! :)

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  82. All the lovely cakes she used to make for Sunday tea.

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  83. I'll always remember the first time my little girl told me she loved me.

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  84. The first time my son walked! He has special needs so took longer to achieve his milestones but I was the proudest mum in the world! :)

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  85. I loved cooking with my mom when i was younger, she learnt me how to bake all kind of cakes.

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  86. Me and my mum baking together.

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  87. me and mum baking ginger bread men and making chocolate truffles

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  88. My 19 year old son still saying he loves me. (Tracey Yardley)

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  89. My 2 year old loves 'mummy - can I have a kiss and cuddle' and I won't forgot these moments in a hurry! :)

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  90. Motherhood is hard but yes there are some lovely moments :) x

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  91. When my newly born daughter looked into my eyes.

    @jaizduck

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  92. His first steps :) @sjwesley0

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a comment. I love reading them all and will try my best to answer all of your questions. If you would like to contact me for a quicker response please feel free to tweet me at (@ohsoamelia_blog) or email me. Kerry