What is Motherhood?

It is an exhilarating rollercoaster ride!

No one prepares you for it. One moment, you are not a mother, the next moment you are.

Every little smile is happiness. Every twitch of the finger amazing! You watch your baby as they sleep, wondering at the perfection. 
Every milestone your baby achieves is more like a personal achievement. “Wow! My baby can see me!” “He responds to sounds!” “Oh she sleeps through the night!”

But motherhood is not all smiles.

Most of the early days pass in a befuddled state. You don’t know what to do with the bundle in your hands which just can cry to communicate.
Self-doubts plague you. “Is my milk adequate for my child?” “Am I holding my baby right?” “Why did I even become a mother?” 

You wake up at regular intervals to see whether your baby is breathing. You forget a good night’s sleep amidst diaper changes and stuffy noses and a baby trying to claim your space and your blanket. Hot food is a dream.  Pee smells and poop stains are everywhere. Days and nights get all jumbled up though you do your best to bring normalcy to your life. Others get on with their lives; your crazy life too, goes on.

Blame, advice, tantrums, you soldier on through all.

At the end of the day, when your baby gives you a smile and hugs you while sleeping, all the troubles seem worthwhile.

What is Motherhood?

Didn’t you know? It is an exhilarating rollercoaster ride!


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