Guest Post: I Miss My Pre-baby Life!

As I am away on my holidays this week, I have a few guest posts for you to enjoy in my absence. I would like to introduce you to Ramblings of a Suburban Mummy who writes about her life with her Husband R and two beautiful children, her son C and her daughter LissyLou. This is her account of missing her Pre-baby Life . . . .

I miss my pre-baby life! Not every day, not even once a week, but sometimes I miss my pre-baby life.

I miss jetting off for the weekend, just the two of us, two people with two small bags, visiting great places, experiencing the culture and nightlife of somewhere different. Places like Bruges, Edinburgh or London.



I miss doing anything quickly, like just ‘popping to the shop’ or making a meal, or putting a load of washing on. Nothing is done quickly with a toddler racing round and a small baby to look after.

clip_image010I miss going out to eat, without considering if the place will be child friendly, or if my little man is in the mood to sit nicely. Not worrying about how long the food will take, or wishing with every fibre of my being that they will HURRY up so the torture of keeping said little man occupied while we eat will be over soon.

I miss being able to eat anything without it going cold, or being prodded or stolen by little toddler fingers.

I miss being able to spend time getting ready to go places, not a hair out of place, make up on, clothes without dribble or sticky finger marks.

I miss grown up activities, like going for drinks with friends or shopping trips where I can actually try on clothes, or enjoying a leisurely lunch.

I miss my life pre-baby, not that I’d change anything about my children, they are brilliant. They are not always well behaved, they do drive me crazy from time to time, but they bring me so much happiness and so much laughter. I love how silly my toddler is. I love watching them learning new skills, watching them grow and seeing their faces when they experience something new. I love tucking them in at night, kissing their little heads and tucking them in tightly, saying “night night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite, I love you very much and I’ll see you in the…..” and my lovely little boy finishing off the saying by whispering “morning” and waving me out of his room!



Yes, I miss my pre-baby life…………………. but I wouldn’t change this post-baby life for the world.


  • Jordan

    July 18, 2011 at 4:36 pm

    I agree completely.
    I adore my boys, but what i would give to just be able to ‘go’ anywhere or ‘do’ anything, anywhere on the spur of the moment….
    It’s that kind of thing i miss.
    Oh, and being able to get drunk without having to think about a 6am start!

    1. mummymatters

      July 19, 2011 at 9:44 pm

      Definitely the getting drunk without the early start! I never dare to have a proper drink anymore, its just too much torture the next day!!

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