Recently my Facebook feed has been full of people taking part in the motherhood challenge. Mums are sharing pictures that make them proud to be a mother. Initially I felt a bit upset about them but I was having trouble working out why. I love looking at the photos, seeing happy, laughing, smiling friends and their children. Then I realised, it’s not that the idea upsets me, it’s that I want to be included but I can completely understand that none of my friends would tag me to take part. They would understandably think that it would be insensitive, they may not even consider tagging me or they may consider it then worry that it’s the wrong thing to do.
So I’m nominating myself. I am so happy and proud to be a mother. I may not have a child to hold in my arms right now but I have two who I hold so dearly in my heart and one of those is snuggled safely growing inside me. So why shouldn’t I celebrate too?
I love this photo of Lentil, this was around seven months, I couldn’t wait to meet my little man.
This photo reminds me of how soft Lentil’s skin was, I had been stroking his head just before the photo was taken, trying to make sure that I would always remember that feeling.
This is the very first picture we have of Pip, Pip was doing a lovely wriggly dance and I was so relieved.
We were really lucky to be able to have a 4D scan, I love Pip’s little shocked face!
This was one of the pictures from our 20 week scan, I was so relieved to see that Pip was ok, arms and heart growing normally, wriggling away. I also love the way that it looks like Pip is kissing a heart shape, no idea what that actually is, some very unromantic part of me I’m sure but it makes a lovely picture!