Motherhood is the theme for this weeks Gallery over at Sticky Fingers this week and what an emotional topic that is (well for me at least!)
There are so many photos that I could use here to explain what motherhood means to me, but I don’t think you want to see pages and pages of photos! I have loved every minute of motherhood so far, and I have found the whole experience very overwhelming at times. I feel extremely privileged to have helped create a new life and be able to watch it develop every day.
Motherhood, for me, is the best thing I have ever done and as you can tell I could waffle on about it for ever, probably!! Even writing this makes me tearful – what a silly Mummy I am lol!
Anyway, I don’t have a photo of me crying (which would probably help sum up motherhood for me!), but after looking through all the photos of my motherhood to date, I stumbled across this one which which was taken when Burton was about 6 weeks old.
It was taken in Burton’s bedroom. He was still sleeping in a moses basket in our bedroom at the time,but I would always feed him in his room because of the very comfortable nursing chair.
This image portrays me during the early stages of motherhood when I was still trying to find my way through the haze of sleepless nights! Notice the baby book on the stool which I occasionally read in the early days, just to reassure myself that I was doing ok and what I was going through was “normal”. Around me are the gifts we were given when Burton was born- the cuddly toys and the photo frames and story books. Note the open drawer behind me with the muslin sheets in ready to grab if one was needed. A glimpse of his cot – not yet used but ready for the day he would spend his first night in there. Me breast feeding which, back then, I was doing every 2 hours! Complete with a glimpse of a breast pad sticking out of my nursing bra!
Now that Burton is 11 months old being a Mummy means getting rewarded with beautiful fun moments like this
when his gorgeous smile melts my heart! Thank goodness for digital photos because I will always have special reminders of my motherhood forever 🙂
Thanks to Tara for such a brilliant prompt this week: such a great way to celebrate motherhood!
I am looking forward to seeing what motherhood means to everyone else in this weeks Gallery- I have my tissues at the ready!
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