Five years ago today, I was sitting in my small, 4 room apartment in Philadelphia with a newborn Ayva. Just 7 days old, we had only gotten out of the hospital 2 days earlier. The first night,
my our home was filled with people. My sister, Ayva’s godmother, and godfather all stayed the night to help me try to figure out…everything. With no bottles to clean thanks to an eager to nurse newborn, and a co-sleeping arrangement, the first night went pretty well (just one episode of tears from me.) The second night, five years ago today, we were on our own. Taking care of Ayva, and continuing the bond that we started months before, I was kind of awestruck that this little human that I had been expecting and anticipating was finally here. To this day, I’m not quite over it.
Every month, I’ll be revealing the truth about motherhood with other Mother Writers. This month, our theme was MOTHERHOOD & EXPECTATION. Follow the hashtag #NakedMoms, and check out the links below (coming soon!) from the other moms and find out which stories resonate with you the most!
Motherhood and Expectation by Laila at Only Laila
Motherhood As Told By Selfies by Thien-Kim at I’m Not The Nanny
Motherhood and Expectation by Vaneese at Mommy Works A Lot
Motherhood and Expectation by Jessica at A Parent In America
Motherhood and Expectations by Stephanie at When Crazy Meets Exhaustion
My Motherhood Journey In Photos by Joyce at Mommy Talk Show
Expecting Motherhood: The Pregnancy Principle by Makeba at MelisaSource