For some, from the moment of conception their priorities shift and they start to feel the deep pull of Motherhood calling from within, for others it takes a few months. Maybe the first scan was when it hit you, maybe the first little flutters of kicks in your womb, maybe it didn’t happen until your baby was born, or later when they started to interact with you, any one of these situations would be classed as normal.
Personally I started to prioritise myself and my baby at around 5 months into the pregnancy, but the full shift towards Motherhood was gradual, one that I would never have imagined could run so deep and affect me so intensely that I would never ever be the same again. That monumental shift didn’t even start to kick in until about 2 days after the birth of my little one. I woke up with her tucked under my arm on the hospital bed, I turned to look at her and watched her peaceful face and the very gentle rise and fall of her tiny chest, her chubby cheek squished against the side of my breast and the sound of her breath purring inside her throat like a little kitten. Something in that moment moved my world, and I realised that if anything were to happen to this little one I would be irrepairably broken. It’s a scary moment, when you realise there is something or someone in your life with that much power over you!
As your little one grows, and reaches each new milestone, you will feel more and more love for them. Like a warm bath enveloping your body, Motherhood will instill in you a sense of purpose like no other. As you witness them reaching each amazing new milestone you will feel a sense of pride and accomplishment, and you will of course think that your little bird is the best there has ever been! There are so many different aspects and facets to Motherhood, many of which I will cover in my posts under the Motherhood category, happy reading!