MOTHERHOOD certainly isn’t easy, and adjusting to life with a newborn is a challenge not many are prepared for.
And while many new mums have both good and bad days, one mum, it seems, regrets having a child altogether.
The exhausted mum said she ‘hates’ having a babyCredit: Getty
In a heartbreaking confession shared on Mumsnet, the anonymous woman went as far as to say that it’s the “worst mistake of my life.”
Presumably looking for some support and perhaps some solace in knowing she isn’t alone, the mum said that she “f***ing hates” being a new mum and feeling like a “zombie”.
Like many mums, she has “no life at all” but unlike many who learn to live with it, this mum can’t come to terms with the change.
Explaining her new daily routine, she wrote: “Wake at 6. Go to work. Finish work. Collect baby from nursery. Try to entertain baby for two hours. Bath baby. Get baby to bed after being head butted, having hair yanked, the skin on my neck yanked, kicked and punched.”
She went on to say that she has just 45 minutes to herself at this point which she uses to get some work done before having to settle the baby who’s woken up.
“2 hours sleep. Baby wakes. Spend two and a half to three hours getting baby back to bed. Four hours sleep. Baby wakes. Try to get baby back to sleep,” she continued.
“Wake up for day at 6. Feel like a zombie. Repeat.”
The mum concluded by saying having a baby was a “stupid thing to do”.
Other mums rushed to the comments in support, offering her words of encouragement.
“That sounds really tough. Having a baby is hard work, and it sounds as though you’re doing everything yourself and working as well. No wonder you’re spent,” one said.
Adding: “It won’t always be like this. Babies grow and change. This is not your life forever. There will be different challenges along the way, but it won’t be this forever.”
Another said: “It’s brutal and rather sh*t, frankly. I won’t be pedalling the myth to my daughters, let’s put it that way!”
Many suggested the mum cut down working hours from full-time to part-time, or at least try working from home.
While she didn’t confirm, many posters got the impression she that the new mum was on her own without a partner to help out, and suggested she call on a friend or relative to help.
She shared a heartbreaking post on MumsnetCredit: Mumsnet