For many parents, bringing home a new baby is the most joyous feeling in the world, for others it can be daunting and scary. In my case it was a combination of the two, plus a million other emotions!
I remember a midwife visiting me at home when Aren was 3 days old. As well as the usual advice and questions she said something I will remember always. “What you are feeling now is normal. It’s early days. For many mothers the love of a child is something that grows.” I don’t know then if she knew what I was thinking or could predict my future, but she was spot on. I love my son, now more than ever. As he grows, so does our bond and connection. That is not to say I didn’t love him before, because I did…from the moment I knew I was pregnant. But for me the love I feel for Aren evolves day by day and I can’t wait for what’s next!
I know this is different for everyone. But my point here is this…those words spoken by a midwife in the comfort of my home were priceless and I will be eternally grateful for knowing I was not alone, misunderstood or feeling things I shouldn’t.