By: Anika Repole Wilson (Published in B3 Magazine)
As long as I can remember I have always wanted to be a mother. In fact, my greatest fear was that I may not be able to have children of my own. On November 14, 2013, our wedding anniversary, we welcomed our son into our lives, and over the past few months, this beautiful soul has become my heartbeat.
Being a new mom has been a roller-coaster of emotions but an amazing and wonderful new period in my life. Lots of transitions have happened and lots more are yet to come, but I welcome them happily but with a hint of apprehension, for the sheer immensity and responsibility of being this child’s mother and making sure I do a good job, without potentially screwing up the poor kid.
However this journey does not begin at birth (which I was asleep for – that’s another article – look out for; ‘Birth Plans and Oh Crap Plans’). Over a 40 week period, give or take a few weeks, pregnancy is a beautiful experience, amazing, lovely….how many positive adjectives can I fit into this sentence?! In reality, pregnancy was both wonderful and also a very difficult experience which all serves to prepare you for the hardest and most awesome job on the planet; being a mother.
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