“The moment a child is born,
a mother is also born.
She never existed before.
The woman existed, but the mother, never.
A mother is something absolutely new.“
Here’s a photo of one of my first moments as a mother… I’m looking a tad tired and ‘out of it’, but I’ll never forget cuddling this precious, warm little bundle, and my love for him. According to the photo information (as I would never remember this detail!!…) it was exactly 13 1/2 hours after he had been born and between newborn, first time mum, chaos and responsibility, it was all about ‘skin to skin’ time. (A newborn’s play space = mama bear herself!) There were so many difficulties yet to be faced in those blurry first days, weeks and months, but here, in this moment, I was totally and utterly calm.