Meet A New Mum Blogger – Sophie Jarvis

Today the lovely Sophie Jarvis is taking over, I’ve got a series of 20 questions all about motherhood to ask her and she’s giving us her honest answers! If you would like to read my answers to these questions then head over to Louise Lambert’s blog.

Hey, I’m Sophie, 25 from Norwich. I’m mum to Liberty age 2 years 3 months, we live in Norwich with my husband and our miniature dachshund Luna. I started blogging when Liberty was about 6 months old, more as a hobby but I enjoy it more than I ever thought I would. I blog about motherhood, fashion, beauty and product reviews. I would love for you to drop by to my page/ Instagram and follow our crazy little life.

1. How old were you when you had your first child?

23

2. What was the hardest thing about being pregnant for 9 months?

For me, it was the worrying, I’m such an anxious person and there is no way you can check on them to make sure they are ok in your belly.

3. Can you think of any good things you enjoyed during those 9 months?

Not having to worry about that ‘time of the month’ bloating or eating too much food belly.

4. In your opinion, were all the things you heard about childbirth accurate or way off?

Most people of course tell you child birth is the most painful thing they’ve ever experience which is correct but in some weird way I want to do it all over again to be able to relive the moment of bringing my child into this world.

5. Would you have handled childbirth differently if you could re-do it?

No I was so shocked how well I dealt with it and a water birth and no epidural was exactly what I hoped for.

6. What would be your advice for someone who is about to have a baby?

As crazy as it sounds try and enjoy it and think of each contraction as one step closer to meeting your baby. Take it one step at a time and take whatever pain relief you feel you need.

7. What has been the hardest thing about being a mum?

Lack of sleep for sure, Liberty is a terrible sleeper and I’ve never been good with no sleep.

8. What has been the most rewarding thing about being a mum?

Definitely the amount of love they give you.

9. What was the most surprising thing you discovered about being a mum?

Nobody tells you about how difficult breast feeding is or how your hair falls out or your first wee after labour or the leaking boobs or how long you bleed for. For me it was all of what followed after giving birth, nobody speaks about that.

10. What is the best memory you have involving your child?

I would have to say Liberty’s first laugh that was the first time my heart genuinely melted and I got that rush of love that everyone talks about (it took a little longer for me).

11. What was the most exciting milestone?

First steps! I remember jumping up and down with excitement but within a mere few weeks I realised what I was in for.

12. What is the worst thing your child has ever done?

I actually can’t think of anything terrible, I would have to say played with her own poo. Haha!

13. What habit did you wish your child didn’t have?

Waking during the night 😆

14. What habit of theirs makes you most proud?

Not sure it’s a habit but always saying please, thank you and I LOVE YOU.

15. Do you share any similarities with your child (both Physical and Personality)?

Looks she’s 90% my husband although people say she has the same shape eyes as me. We definitely have the same sense of humour!

16. Where would you like your child to be in 10 years?

I would hope she is surrounded by love and is happy.

17. What is something that having a child has taught you?

Patience, definitely patience.

18. Did you imagine that you’d be a mum at the age that you became a mum?

Yes! I always said I wanted a child in my early 20s for as long as I can remember.

19. Describe your child in a single sentence?

Liberty is a cheeky, strong minded little girl and loves to make people laugh.

20. How have you changed as a person since becoming a mum?

Becoming a mum has definitely made me more confident but also I now put a little person before me, so probably less selfish.

Love Sophie x
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