All of This…is Motherhood

Home / All of This…is Motherhood - May 10, 2015 , by yvettelamb

#ismotherhoodIt is early rising and midnight waking, it is wiping noses… and bums. It is the park all year round; it is play dough, sand and crayons. It is travelling heavy and never ‘nipping out’; it is laughter – so much laughter.

It is a shift in your relationship, it is rare evenings out, it is talking in yawns and gestures. It is discussing nappy rash, weaning and sippy cups – with gusto. It is toys in the living room and a prayer for more sleep; it is different than expected and more than you hoped.

It is making sacrifices, it is rushing home for bed time, it is another trip to the Doctor. It is kissing bumps better and battles with medicine, it is making mistakes then making them again, it is guilt – so much guilt.

It is living all over, it is excitement at planes… and diggers… and dogs. It is hours in the garden, it is a tantrum at the shop. It is forgetting half of what you knew, it is learning so much. It is feeling clueless, it is guess work, it is crossing your fingers.

It is milk and washing – more, more, more; it is overwhelming, amazing, heart filling. It is nursery rhymes and counting, it is please, ta and thank you; it is the same book again, again, again. It is the everyday, it is the mundane, it is the extraordinary.

It is cuddles in the dark and company in the toilet, it is a smile, it is home. It is discovering strengths and recognising weaknesses, it is persistence, it is holding your breath. It is victories, it is losses, it is holding on… and letting go.

It is changing priorities, a shift in perspective; it is odd socks, smiles and worry. It is a million photographs, it is crying and screaming; it is giggles and soft snores. It is losing you and searching again – new, old, different, the same.

It is slow walks in the sunshine and splashing in the rain, it is moments of pure happiness… the highest of highs. It is consuming… bewildering; it is making a mess. It is new friendship and resealed bonds, it is finally understanding your parents. It is marks on the walls and stains on the sofa, it is rejected dinners, it is love. It is love.

It is long days and short years, it is exhausting, it is exhilarating, it is everything.

All of this… is motherhood.

Please feel free to share this along with what motherhood is to you… You can join in below, on Facebook, or Tweet me with #ismotherhood – it would be very cool to share our experiences together.

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14 thoughts on “All of This…is Motherhood”

  1. Tara says:

    Beautiful post. You’ve captured it all so well.

    1. Yvette Lamb says:

      Thanks so much Tara 🙂

  2. Lisa says:

    awww, this is lovely. So funny, true and smile inducing. Great post x

    1. Yvette Lamb says:

      Thank you lovely. That’s just what I hoped it would be! x

  3. Love this.
    I shed a little tear into my wine glass.xxx

    1. Yvette Lamb says:

      Awe, thank you Katy. I hope it didn’t ruin your wine xx

  4. ej says:

    This is lovely. Like poetry. Amazing.

    1. Yvette Lamb says:

      Ah thanks so much EJ.

  5. What a beautifully written post. I’m going to join in with this but not sure I can top yours X

    1. Yvette Lamb says:

      Awe thank you so much – yes please do join – would love to hear and spread the fluffiness!

  6. Another Bun says:

    This is truly wonderful – thanks for sharing

  7. Louise says:

    What a beautiful post – capturing all those little moments of motherhood so perfectly 🙂

  8. What a beautiful post, it made me cry!!!
    Haven’t popped over in a while, but love your new look website (sorry, I realise it may have changed some time ago), but just wanted to say it looks amazing! x

    1. Yvette Lamb says:

      Thanks Laura – I am really pleased with it after lots of fiddling and getting stuck a million times… and a million more… thank goodness for helpful technical peeps! And thanks for the lovely comment too 🙂 x

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