The 22nd of April marked exactly 9 months since our little boy was born, so we decided to celebrate by planting his placenta in a special ceremony. It was a beautiful way to acknowledge his birth and pay homage to the miracle of life. This day symbolised the end of a cycle – 9 months he was inside my womb and now 9 months of being out in the world. It felt really magical.
The transition to motherhood is HUGE and it’s normal to feel like a different person from who you were before. But as a new mother how do you begin to reclaim your sense of self – is it even possible?
I was shaken to the core on Friday. An experience that ripped my heart out of my chest. But as sad as it was, it was also like a lightning bolt of love, a catalyst for change – and it reminded me that I am part of something bigger than myself, bigger than my own family. So why did I break down at the baby expo? First let’s go back in time…
It’s been just over 8 months since I became a new mama. Over this time I’ve been randomly reflecting on the qualities that it takes to be a good parent. It’s such a big time of change and it definitely causes you to stop and evaluate how you show up in the world and cope with things!