Motherhood refers to the state of being a mother. A woman becomes a mother when she has a child. This usually happens when their child is born, but it can also happen through adoption, marriage, or a relationship with someone who already has children. “Motherhood” is a female-specific version of the term “parenthood.”
Motherhood. It’s exhausting, exhilarating, soul-sucking, and provides a sense of accomplishment all at once. It makes you doubt everything while also giving you the impression that you are well-versed in all subjects.
My baby arrived three months ahead of schedule. Instead of being wrapped up and safe within, she was outdoors, in an incubator. She returned home, grew up, and became a cuddler. She presses up on me at times, and she reaches out a hand or foot for a little connection at other times. I don’t want her to remember childhood squabbles over shoes, threats, or disappointments. I want her to remember how secure she felt when she leaned against my chest or jumped into my lap.