Stepping into motherhood

In light of Mother’s Day, here’s a glimpse at the crazy but beautiful life that has become my reality as a new mother – one of the most terrifying yet joyous “jobs” I’ll ever be entrusted with. 

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Nine long months of anticipation and over-preparation
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Surreal and unconditional love at first sight
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Exhaustion beyond words
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Swollen feet and much-needed hugs
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Mismatching clothes, unhooked nursing bras and wine
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Obsessively checking for breathing
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Slowing down to accept your new role as a milk factory
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Witnessing the precious father-son bond
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Multi-tasking more than you thought humanly possible
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Wondering how everyone else makes baby wearing look glamorous
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Re-heating what little coffee you manage to drink some time before 1 p.m.
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Learning to say fuck it to all the contradictory advice from “sleep experts,” and listening to your baby instead. #TeamSafeCoSleeping
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Laughing so hard until it hurts
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Accepting that your house won’t be clean ever again
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Explaining to your fur baby that you still love them, too
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Using what few spare minutes you find for yourself to take a hot, hot bath
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Wondering how in the world this miracle came from you
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Finding nursing pads and nipple cream in every corner of the house
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Longing for the days when you could leave the house on a whim
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Mustering what ounce of patience you have left for those fussy days and nights
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Finding 30 minutes to date your husband again
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Seeing the world in a whole new light
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And loving every insane second of it all
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6 thoughts on “Stepping into motherhood

    1. You’re definitely not alone! These first weeks are such a crazy ride – and this is my first born, so I’m learning as I’m going. Hardest thing I’ve ever done! Happy Mother’s Day to you, mama! Glad you could relate to these moments, too!

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  1. These photos are beautiful and amazing! Some of them brought tears to my eyes, what a true representation! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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