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When did you first feel "like a mom"?

I wasn't one of those moms who felt motherly during pregnancy or even right after my baby was born. I think for me, the first time I really felt like a mom was when a stranger at the grocery store leaned in to touch my daughter - I suddenly felt major mama bear vibes rushing through me, like "Who are YOU?" That's really the first time I had that mom feeeling and knew I would do anything for my baby forever. How about you? Did you feel like supermom right away or did something happen that suddenly switched your brain into mommy mode?

  1. [ deleted account ]5 years ago

    I literally had the same experience with my son Jack. Almost drop kicked someone when they went in with their nasty hands. Love the mama bear protective instinct. #supermamahero

  2. [ deleted account ]5 years ago

    I got that "I'm a mom!" feeling when we arrived home from the hospital. I got this overwhelming feeling of fulfillment and joy that this little girl was mine and she needed me.

  3. PeanutsMomma5 years ago

    I was literally the same way. I really didn't feel like "mom" during my pregnancy or even when I got home and was breastfeeding. I mean don't get me wrong, I absolutely loved and adored my son and was the happiest I've ever been, but it didn't fully dawn on me. I guess it just took me a little longer to wrap my head around it. My husband and I were TTC for a few years so I was still in shock I guess lol. My protective mommy instincts immediately kicked in when I ventured outside with my baby for the first time alone. The word "paranoid" doesn't even come close to what I felt the entire time. If someone coughed the wrong way I was like "hell no!!" LOL I was completely ridiculous and now realize the supposed "threats" that I was seeing were my mommy issues manifesting itself but at the time I really couldn't help it. I felt like I was mommy, hear me roar! Ah, it was a nice feeling and now looking back I laugh at myself. But glad to know I wasn't alone in my paranoia HAHA! *high fives everyone*

  4. [ deleted account ]5 years ago

    During Kangaroo Time! Since Nick my son was a preemie, I never got that "close mama feeling" because he was whisked away to the NICU :( So for me it was the first day I actually got to hold him. Most mom's come home with there baby so it took me 2 months :/

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