Tam is the very proud and loving mummy to her beautiful little boy, Jett. The Nanny Emporium team sits down with this gorgeous girl to learn all about her experiences as a first time Mum and why she loves her new role so very much…
Tell us about your family…
We are a new family of 3. My hubby Ben and I welcomed our little man Jett on 28 September 2015. He has definitely kicked our little black pug off his throne! He has been the greatest gift and brought us so much joy. We already couldn't imagine life without him!
What do you love most about being a Mum?
I love watching Jett grow and learn new things each day. I love being able to dress him up in cute little clothes! And I love the way his eyes follow me across the room with such love!
What has been one of your favourite memories about motherhood so far?
Definitely Jett's arrival. As crazy as it may sound, I absolutely loved giving birth to him. It was such an exciting time! I've never felt so much pain and joy combined! It's such an intense experience but so absolutely amazing to bring a new life into the world and hold him for the first time!
What baby product can you not live without and why?
I really love our Oricom baby monitor. It's nice to be able to check in on bub without having to keep going into his room. Also handy for those times you swear you hear the baby crying when you are in the shower! Just a quick look at the monitor confirms I'm more often than not, hearing things!
When hiring a nanny, what qualities would you look for in the applicant?
I would definitely want someone that would treat my child as his/her own. A loving, nurturing and calm personality that my child would love to be around.
What is your fondest memory of being pregnant?
I absolutely loved being pregnant. Watching my body change and knowing I was growing a little human inside was so awesome! My fondest memory of being pregnant is having bubble baths and watching my belly move like crazy. It was also so lovely to have a little companion with me everywhere I went.
What's one of the things that you least expected about motherhood?
I didn't expect to feel every single emotion imaginable. Excitement, fear, joy, love, exhaustion! It's been a hell of a ride so far but I am loving it!
Sometimes life can get a little crazy, what do you do to stay sane?
I have a great support network, a great hubby and family and lots of mummy friends to compare stories with. I like to leave the house work at home and get out and about with Jett and catch up with my mum and friends each week for lunches or coffee.
What's your favourite activity that you and your children love to do?
We love to have an afternoon dip in our pool on hot days!
Is there any advice you can give to mums-to-be?
My advice would be not to stress too much about everyone's advice. You will get a million conflicting stories and you just need to do what works for you and your bub. Mummy instincts kick in BIGTIME! What works for one mum may not work for you so don't spend your time comparing yourself and your baby to others.