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the journey: that's a whole lotta hormones to stabilize // reminiscing at six months

So I was reading this article about how it basically takes nine months to birth a mother. I'd never thought about it like that before, but in hindsight it makes so much sense. Sure, around six months I started to feel like things were getting easier, but at nine months I started feeling like, yeah, the hormones had left my body, and I was turning back into me. Well, me as a mom.

I'm sure it's not just me, but during those early months as a first time mom, I just wanted verification that I was doing OK. That the baby was normal. That other moms have the same difficulties. And then you turn a corner, and the hardest part is remembering just how hard it was. OK, sometimes I still wonder what the hell I'm doing, but it's not nearly as intense. Oh, and I'm aging a lot.

If you're a mom, do you remember how long it took you to feel "right" again?


12 comments:

Pierre BOYER said...

Great pictures...
Enjoy your days !

Pierre

Kristin H said...

I don't think you will ever feel the same again. I remember the awe at having my body back without carrying someone else's and it felt like such a freedom a freedom with a beautiful addition.
It gets easier though, when the little ones can take care of themselves more, also thought it was easier after I got two... they play so well together now!!!
have a great day!

Hollie said...

I still wonder if I'm doing it right, 3.5 years in! Not quite sure what that says about me! haha.. maybe that I'm a worrier? (Not to be confused with warrior!) lol

Nuit said...

it probably took me about 3 months after the baby was born to feel a little bit like me again... although i never felt the same again, its a big change.

E. Charlotte said...

Glad you're feeling more like yourself! My best friend's baby is 7 months now. I'll have to ask her how she feels about where she's at as a mother.

Stacey said...

well i can't even remember now since i'm going through it all over again:-). anyway, i can tell you that with Z, i was so protective. i worried about everything to do with him, and wanted to do everything myself(because i was the only one who could do it just right). with Ian, i haven't been too much of a momzilla. i know i probably went off the topic too...happens a lot these days:-)

Gracey said...

i admire you all (including your mom readers) :) i would love to be a mom someday and this is sort of preparing me emotionally to it. your posts are inspiring.

Dancing Branflake said...

That's such an interesting way to look at it. So true!

BellaGetsREal said...

That is one good looking belly :)

I am still trying to feel normal -haha

My kiddos are now 15 and 20 and I will never be who I was before them and thats okay with me.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

That is such an interesting thought about how it takes 9 months to birth a mother. Your little boy is soo cute!!

Actually, I was born here in the states, but I am mostly English. Sorry for the confusing post! So, I have family there and I miss them a lot. Thankfully I do have family here as well though. I am grateful for that!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

OneCraftyFox said...

Aww, I'm sure you were doing great the entire time. I like the concept... 9 months to birth a mother.. I can see how that is.

Hope you are doing wonderfully my dear!

Robin noteverstill said...

I don't remember a shift happening but I do remember around 11 months, noticing that I felt 'right' and being surprised to recognize it. That was with the first baby - it happened much faster with subsequent kids. Hang in there, mama ;)

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