When did tou stary feeling like a parent?

Australia
October 13, 2007 11:02pm CST
Was it when you learned you we goint to be a mother or father? was is during the pregnancy? The moment the child was born? Or some thime later. Even with the adoptive parents was it the first time you saw the child?
4 responses
@aaidjs (1149)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
14 Oct 07
After all this year I am not sure,but I think that all start when I was sure that I am pregnant!!regards Silvana
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• Australia
14 Oct 07
for mr it was when I first saw the ultra sound than it hit me that it is real. But the first time I really felt like a mother was once we got home and me and my husband stayed up all night just wathing my son sleep enjoying every breath he took and we all bonded that night.
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@aaidjs (1149)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
14 Oct 07
Hi There,thanks for this nice description of yours filling!!!Regards Silvana
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@Malyck (3428)
• Australia
14 Oct 07
I'm not a parent, and don't plan on having kids for many years, if at all. But I already feel like one, and have done since about one month of living with my boyfriend, his mother and his younger siblings, who I often look after and mother - cooking, cleaning, disciplining and spending time with.
• Australia
14 Oct 07
Dont mind my spelling I am writhing with 2 fingers (as one hand is still in bandages after the burn and the finger on the other hand hurts like hell) So nice of you to help with all those things its hard enough doing it for your own family let alone someone new.
@Malyck (3428)
• Australia
14 Oct 07
Ouch! How did you burn yourself? I've had some bad burns, but never anything bad enough for bandages - I can't even begin to imagine your pain. Yeah, it's been tough, especially being young, and not the biggest fan of kids =P
@AndreaM76 (1164)
• United States
14 Oct 07
Of corse my maternal instincts kicked in with my first pregnancy. I just did what was right in taking care of my son. I have a 3 y old and 8 yr old and worked for the first 6 years of my sons' life and about 6 months of my daughters' life. Of corse I was a mom to begin with but the full fledge mom role became 3 years ago when I started staying home with the kids rather than working. I find myself working harder than I did when I was working. the sitters had the hard part I went to work and had time to relfect as an individual. Now I have to make sure my familys' needs are met before my own. I often forget to take my medicine on time because I'm getting things accomplished such as breakfast and baths in the morning. We forget we a indvidual before a mom but most of us don't take time to acknowledge that.
@SViswan (12065)
• India
14 Oct 07
For me it was a gradual process after I had my first child. I can't say when exactly but slowly I moved into parent gear. It was only a couple of years into parenthood that I realized I was thinking more as a parent rather than an individual.