Motherhood, here I am!
Isn't it crazy how you carry this little human inside of you for 10 months, and have no idea who you are carrying. Then all of the sudden in just a moment, they come out and you feel as if you've known this little soul forever. Welcomed to motherhood in a matter of seconds, and forever changed. It's all so new, and yet oddly feels so familiar.
One of my favorite exerts from one of my favorite (refreshingly honest, unconventional and heartwarming) parenting articles, is "Be gentle with yourself, because you are wildly loved and incredibly needed. You are climbing Mt. Everest with basically zero conditioning -- expect to be kind of terrible at it for a while. You are beautiful. We are for you." I can barely get through the article these days without getting emotional because it all hits so close to home these days. Words I like to remind myself as i think about my feelings of a new and deeper sense of worth.