Being a mother is on of the greatest thing that can happen to a women. Motherhood is not for the faint- hearted and nothing that you read in books can prepare you adequately to embrace it. Nothing beats hands on experience to learn how to cope with this new life which you have brought into the world.
From conception to birth and beyond a women goes through many different emotions and experiences. As your body changes to accommodate the growing baby in your body you make plans on how you will be welcoming this new addition to the family.
It wasn’t an easy transition into motherhood for me. Even though I got married at the early age of 22 yrs old we didn’t managed to have our first child till I was 25yrs old. I was unfortunate to suffer two miscarriages early into pregnancy. I was devastated when they occurred one after another in the first two years of our marriage. We both loved children and wanted to start our family immediately after marriage and it seemed like fate was playing a cruel trick on us.
It took quite a while before I was mentally and physically prepared to try for a child the third time. It was in 2003 when the miracle that we were praying for happened. I was paranoid and took all the necessary precautions as I badly wanted to be able to carry this baby to full term. I yearned to hold my own baby in my arms and to feel the kicks and movements in my belly.
GOD answered my prayers and on the 5th of March 2004 Monkey boy was born. He was 2 days overdue and I had to undergo an emergency c-section to deliver him. We were finally a family. It was a real comfort to finally have my baby in my arms.
Fast forward to 2012 I am now a mother of three and have witnessed each one of them reaching the various milestones of their life. A lot have changed since I was 25yrs old. Now at 34 I’m enjoying motherhood much more then I was when I first started out. It has been a whirlwind of experiences and memories for me which I will always cherish.
How has motherhood changed for you?