The day that changed me forever
As I sit on my couch, with my Maverick cuddled into my leg on the eve of his second birthday I remember. I remember the pregnancy. What a long and hard journey that was but a journey just the same. I remember the support. We felt confident and comfortable throughout my whole pregnancy. I had the support of my husband, doula sisters and amazing Midwives Heidi and Tara. Without them, I feel my birth story would have been much different. I remember the waiting and wondering. We patiently waited for you to come earth side, how would labour start? How would I cope? What would we name you? I remember the warm trickle of water down my legs. In the early morning of May.3rd/2015 you decided this would be the day. I remember each wave. As I swayed and hummed each contraction came and went. We knew you were coming closer each time. I remember you being born. Your warm, squishy body being placed skin to skin on my chest. That moment everything changed.
Today, I will not share the full details of my birth story but a word of encouragement for mothers.
Hold fast. Be patient. Read… a lot. Be informed. Get support. Soak in each and every moment. Pray for your babies. The days come and go so quickly. Remember YOU are worthy. You are worthy of motherhood. You are worthy of unconditional love. You are worthy of peoples time. You are allowed to to make mistakes. You are allowed to change your mind. You are allowed to have days when you just don’t know. Most of all find your village. If you can’t find one, build one.
Happy 2nd birthday my sweet boy, love you forever and always. Being your mother is the best thing that has ever happened to me. Your light, love and energy drives me to be a better mom and person each and everyday.