Moms, what changed in your life at 40 years old
I had my eighth child at age 40. It was a little rougher pregnancy with more back ache, I had low iron and longer labor for my eighth.
Since turning 40, we've moved to a farm in the country, sold our townhome and we going through my husband's second lay off in six years. I've also started working basically full-time hours. My children are getting older and becoming more independent. Once our six year old is reading, we'll only have one left to teach to read.
So we've had a few changes in the past 3-4 years.
On the GOOD side.. I've never been more comfortable in WHO I am and the WAY I look than I am right now... An acceptance has come over me.. and a respect for my body and it's needs.. I've been able to see my faults as not faults, but just.. things... just little things that really no one else notices...
I no longer give my time for other people just to be liked or respected... I choose my friends wisely and don't waste my time on people who are negative or unsupportive or petty..
I Despise pettiness.. and materialism... despise it.. I can't handle any gossip or anything high school isn that I see goes on with some women. I'm no longer trying to please people all the time.. I just don't care that much.. I'm true to my friends and my family and the people that mean something to me, I care for greatly and nurture those relationships, everyone else can sort of suck it.. In a nice way...
Oh.. and my butt... there's this little wrinkle like flap of skin at the base of my buns that is just.. there... welcome to 40.