It could be any day now that a beautiful baby girl makes her way into this world. And with every loveable inch of her soft skin she will turn a whole world upside down.
When you have your first baby, pregnancy is a prescious, beautiful and somewhat surreal time for the parents-to-be. The house is still quiet, maybe you’ll even hear the paws of your cat on the wooden floor. Days filled with reading, preparing the nest and trying not to count the days.
The mom’s belly is growing and growing and she’s turning into this gorgeous goddess that you couldn’t have imagined before. Every curve, every bump exactly where it belongs, new, fresh, shaping life in a way unseen before.
It is also a time where the relationship between a couple can experience a new kind of softness and intimacy. You are embarking on a journey together and don’t know where the ship is going. And that requires a lot of trust and also mutual understanding.
When it’s time, the baby will know and if we can listen closely, we mothers will know. It has been the same for thousands of years and there’s comfort in knowing that so many women have walked that path before you. It can be empowering indeed.
As a woman, we are forever shaped by the magic wonders and tricks of motherhood. And that doesn’t cease to amaze me. It will be as powerful with your second or your fifth child. Yet there is a special delicacy and curiosity when you become a mother for the first time. When you rediscover yourself and what you are capable of.
And when you realize that all the love will only multiply by the number of feet on your kitchen floor.