Photo Credit: @cara_delahoyde
A Short Q&A with For You Mummas
We’ve been so fortunate to have held a short Q&A with the lovely Love Island Winner from 2016, Cara Delahoyde which we’re so excited to share with you!
Cara has kindly taken time out of her busy schedule to share her experience of being a mum to her little boy Freddie-George which will soon become two as Cara is expecting a beautiful little girl in the next few months.
We love how honest and down to earth Cara has been with sharing her motherhood experience and we’re sure you’ll love reading about her journey as much as we did.
So lets get to it!
Q: For You Mummas: “How would you describe your experience as a first time mum?”
A: Cara: “I think I had always wanted to be a Mum even when I was at school, that’s what I’d say when people would ask me what I wanted to do when I was older, so when Fred was born I was so happy and wanted to do everything perfectly.
As time has gone on I’ve realised that this just isn’t possible, every mum is perfect in her own way and the key to being a great mum is to go with it and never put pressure on yourself. It’s stressful enough being given this tiny life to look after let alone stressing yourself out about trying to be perfect to the outside world”.
Q: For You Mummas: “What are your main worries about being a mum”?
A: Cara: “I really wanted to breastfeed Fred but he had tongue tie which made it near enough impossible. With baby number two, I’m going to give it a go again but this time round I feel like I’m a lot more chilled and going to go with the flow a lot more”.
Q: For You Mummas: “What do you love about being a mum?”
A: Cara: “I love everything, don’t get me wrong there are days when I want to just run away. Lock myself in a silent padded room but I wouldn’t change it for the world”.
Q: For You Mummas: “How would you describe your weaning journey with Fred”?
A: Cara: “With Fred I didn’t do all this modern weaning, I didn’t even look it up I literally listened to my mum nan and other mums in my family. Fred eats everything, we’ve always let him try stuff even if it’s spicy or Nathan or I aren’t fans of it. For instance he loves prawns and mussels which Nathan does but I wouldn’t touch them. I think it’s important to let them decide what they like. Fred has always eaten what we have I’ve never made two different meals if he doesn’t eat he goes without. I think too many mums panda to their children when it comes to food, at the end of the day if a child is hungry they will eat”.
We really appreciate Cara’s insight into her life being a Mum, any of this resonate with you? We would love to hear about your experiences as a mum. Whether it’s what you love, what you find hard, what you didn’t expect or anything you feel passionate about sharing.
This is exactly what ForYouMummas is here for, why not leave a comment below?