Enchanted Parenthood

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I am frequently asked by women ranging in age for early twenties to mid forties…

“What is it like being a mom? How do you know if you’re ready, if you’ll ever be ready, or if it’s the right time to become a mom? How can I be sure in advance whether I am making the right decision to have or not have children. Will children really make my life happier or not?”

I am always amazed how often I am asked these questions. The inquiries are asked of me not only by my friends and acquaintances but also the hair dresser, cashiers, and random strangers at friend’s dinner parties, etc. In addition to the above questions, the inquirer usually states, “No mother has ever been able to convey motherhood to me. I am simply told by all whom I ask, You’ll just know when you have your own.”

I have to admit, I don’t think it possible to understand the magic of motherhood until the instant you become one. The jubilation is too unimaginable and unexplainable because it’s doubtable, in my opinion, that one could have ever reached the euphoria associated with motherhood by any other avenue in life. No job, lifestyle, possession, experience or other circumstance can give one such truly wondrous bliss. Although, I am not implying all should have children or that every mother would feel the exact same way, these are my emotions regarding the topic.

It’s truly enchanting to meet your little baby for the first time. You’ll be struck with wonder, devotion, excitement and adoration for your little one instantaneously. When I met my husband, I knew I had found true happiness. Finding a supportive partner to go through all of the life’s experiences, good and bad, has brought me more contentment, joy and fulfillment than I have ever felt previously in my life… but then I had children. Now we are a family of five and I can truly tell you I now understand how good life can be!

I am biologically changed since having my first baby, and now sitting here with my new baby—my third, just a few days old—I am holding back my tears of joy as she sleeps nestled into my lap. My heart has been transformed by motherhood, totally raw. Emotions flow from my being more freely. I am a better, in every way, preceding the birth of my first daughter. I see the world through my children’s eyes, everything with a new perspective. Life is never about getting through the day or seeing where life takes me, life is fresh and new and has more meaning. Our family is building our life’s adventure together, every day has a purpose, every decision leads us to future goals and achievements.

Don’t worry about the difficulties of parenthood. It does not compare to the delight or lessen the blessing. My love for my toddler and kindergartener have not wained since their births either. As they grow, life with them has only become more rich.

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Why Read Pregnancy Journals?

If you are pregnant, trying to conceive, or just curious about pregnancy, follow my pregnancy journey by reading my Pregnancy Journals. This day-by-day diary expresses my pains, feelings and all the embarrassing moments I am going through as pregnant woman. Yes, there are companies that also provide a day-by-day or week-by-week list of pregnancy info or scientific analysis, which is wonderful, but not sufficient for most. As women, we want to know we are not alone and my pregnancy journals will give you that and more. I am a person that is going through the same adventure you are and have before. The truth is, those other companies are providing you with the same information your doctor or midwife will convey to you during your appointments or calls. During my first pregnancy, my male doctor had no insight regarding real ways to handle certain issues. Example of a topic: Lochia. Yes, your doctor or midwife can tell you technically what is happening, but they don’t give you the best/easiest way to deal with it. How long have women been giving birth and even hospitals haven’t been able to figure it out. I did, here is my article: Don’t be ashamed buy some depends. If you are in need of information from a Mom’s perspective, submit questions through my Ask section. I am excited to share my experiences with you!


Disclaimer

I am not the authority on any topic asked in this forum. For questions that may have medical implications, please consult your doctor or midwife. The purpose of this section of the site is to provide support, help, or a sounding board for individuals. Whether a person is going through struggles, would like to know they’re not alone, or find out which bottle worked best for my children, I will do my best to answer. There are going to be many ways to reply to all questions posted. I am merely providing my perspective. This forum is not meant for debate.

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1 Comment

  • Reply Laura December 15, 2016 at 7:56 am

    I’m happy that the writer has had such a transformative experience of motherhood, but i would be very wary of generalizing from it. Every mother (and father) I have met have different stories to tell. It’s clear from the post partum depression/anxiety statistics that many mothers feel very differently. I think women (and men) are served better by knowing the complexities and the spectrum of experiences which can include feelings of isolation, anxiety and loss of identity as well as love and joy.

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