On Mother’s Day, my Instagram feed was flooded with gorgeous pictures of smiling faces, brunches and shout outs to everyone’s awesome mom. It was really wonderful but also gave me a weird wave of FOMO – should we do a breakfast hike!? Should I dig out a nice picture of my mom holding me as a baby?! We don’t have a Mother’s Day tradition! We need a Mother’s Day tradition!!
So I asked you guys what your day looked like. Was it fun, was it sad, was it comical? You didn’t disappoint.
Here are just a few of my faves!
What I requested for Mother’s Day: thegift of alone time. The boys are out having lunch with the grandparents, and I just did a half hour on the treadmill, gave myself a facial treatment, painted my fingers and toes, took a hot shower alone, listened to my favorite podcast, and am now sitting my fat booty on the couch to read Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth, eat lunch by myself and then probably TAKE A NAP. 😍 Happy Mother’s Day to me! #walkthiswaychallenge #hhhmcommunity #selfcare #mothersday #pcmom
On my first Mother’s Day, it seems only appropriate to share the video of the first time I really, really felt like a mama. Beast was 17 days old before I got to hold her for the first time. Since she was born so early, and was so tiny, I never got to feel really strong movements in the womb. I never got that big, round belly. Never went into labor. At first, we could only gently touch her and couldn’t bother her for more than a few minutes at a time. Getting to hold this little girl was the most amazing feeling. One of the happiest moments of my life. I was so worried about her. Not only about her survival, but about our relationship. Would we still bond? Would she know me as her mama when I could only see her a few hours a day? When our amazing nurse Lauren, who was like a mom to me in the NICU, put the Beast in my hands, she snuggled right in and fell asleep. It was perfect. And in that moment, I finally started to think we might be okay. Happy Mother’s Day to all you Mamas out there. And much love. This is a hard day for many too. For those with a sick baby, those who have lost a baby, those who desperately want a baby, or those who have lost their mothers. It’s tough. I wish my own mom could be here to meet this amazing little girl. So hugs and virtual flowers all around. ❤❤❤ 💐💐💐
High fives to all you moms and thanks for sharing the whole picture of motherhood!