Being a mother is one of the hardest and most rewarding experiences of my life. You never go into motherhood knowing exactly what to expect. I remember when I had my firstborn child because it was quite a traumatic experience. I was barely 22 years old and developed pre-eclampsia which meant high blood pressure and weekly non-stress tests to monitor my baby’s health. When my body starting developing a rash all over and rejecting the baby, the doctor decided he’d better induce me early at 36 weeks. After my baby was born, she developed an ear infection, eye infection and colic within two weeks. I remember being so depressed, overwhelmed, and tired and wondering what I had gotten myself into. Motherhood was the biggest shock of my life, and it took some time to adjust to it.
Why It Matters
After the shock of the first one, the others didn’t seem quite as difficult. With my second pregnancy, I developed gestational diabetes. I had gestational depression with all of them, however. I guess you can say pregnancy and I didn’t agree with each other! All three of my children are exactly 23 months apart. Sometimes I wonder what we were thinking, and I remember several people asking me why I didn’t use birth control. You know, as hard as it was and as much as I never want to do it again, I’m so glad I did it. I cannot imagine my life without them. The trials, struggles, and complications don’t compare to the love, joy, and happiness they bring me.
Everyone’s A Mother To Someone
Whether you have children of your own or not, everyone’s a mother to someone. There’s so much need for love in this world, especially for children. Find a child to love!
Have a great Mother’s Day weekend!
PS The picture above only shows my two youngest girls. I wish my oldest was in the picture, but she doesn’t like to be photographed.