Happy Mothers Day (only a day late) to all of the mom’s out there; birth mothers, adoptive mothers, fur mamas, foster mothers, mother-in-laws, grandmothers, God mothers, soon-to-be mothers, and all of the women waiting to become mothers. You are all so strong and so amazing, you deserve to be celebrated.
What constitutes you as being a mother? Do all of the examples that I mentioned above make you a true mother, or do you have to wait until a baby is real in your arms? Or do you even have to have a child to be a mother.
According to the Livestrong website, the meaning of a mother is endless. A mother is a protector, a friend, selfless, hard worker, loving human being, and is equipped with all of the necessary skills to provide the skills and life to another human being.
I have went back and forth with this all week, am I a mother yet or not? After self-reflection and talking with people who mean the most to me, of course I am already a mother! Besides already being a fur mom to two, I have been carrying my baby for 36 weeks now, that has to be celebrated! Carrying a baby for this long is hard work! Much harder than I ever imagined. The mood swings, the weight gain, the stretch marks, the tiredness; some people may think women are crazy to put themselves through this. But it will be so amazing in the end. In four-ish weeks, I will get to meet my baby boy and fall in love with someone all over again.
The above picture was taken at 35ish weeks. I am feeling pretty good for the most part, my legs and feet are definitely sore now. The Alberta weather sure isn’t helping either. We went from winter to summer in a matter of days and gosh it is so hot out now. I don’t really have any cravings. I always think I was something specific, but once I make it or go buy it, I usually don’t want it anymore. I would say that my biggest craving has been Pepsi, which is so weird. I never drank pop before becoming pregnant. I hope it goes back to that after!