The Gallery – Motherhood

This week over at The Gallery the theme is Motherhood.

Now I admit I struggled with this one, as motherhood means so many things to me. I firstly thought about a picture of Baba and I when he was first born and then I thought about a picture of Baba and I together some when else but none of these mean motherhood too me. It was really hard as I just couldn’t find the right picture, but I did in the end.

But first what is motherhood to me.

Motherhood is hard, it is tiring, scary, fun, enjoyable, stressful, emotional and difficult. Sometimes it can be all of these in one day!

In the short 19 months that I have been a mother Baba has brought me so much stress, tiredness and worry, but also so much joy, happiness and laughter.

I have never been as scared as I was the day that he had his first febrile convulsion, and I have never run as fast as I could the day he had his second. The days and nights that I have sat in hospital with him just watching my little man poorly and wishing I could swap places with him just so that he was better.

The nights I have sat at home with him, begging him to sleep and not be playing at 2am in the morning as mummy is so tired and daddy has to get up soon so I can’t have a break!

My breath stopped the day he flipped over and cracked his head. Literally stopped!

But my breath stops every time I enter his room, just before bed and he is laid there fast asleep, Roo and his rag curled up around him. Dummy in his mouth, sucking and snoring the night away. Every day I am amazed at what Mr L and I created.

Everyday he just amazes me with something new. At the moment words are the new things we learn everyday! It is such a joy to listen to.

I love that he so amazed with the world, every thing in his live usually ends in a “wow” as it is so wonderful and new.

But the best thing about motherhood, is the fun and the laughter. The fact that you can roll around on the floor and just laugh and play. There is nothing more wonderful than hearing Baba laugh, it fills my heart every time I hear him, and I will never ever tire of that sound…

(C) 2010 And Then All I Thought About Was You


Even if we do have to sit in the car outside our house for a further 20 minutes, because Daddy is just so damn funny!

Go and have a look at some of the other entries for The Gallery as it is an amazing week.

39 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandy Calico
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 12:10:57

    Lovely post and what a gorgeous photograph 🙂


  2. Ruth (Love It)
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 12:25:40

    Oh look at him! How could that picture fail to make you smile?


  3. Jenny paulin @ mummy mishaps
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 13:01:19

    Aaah what a little cutie! Lovely post and great choice of photo 🙂


  4. Jan
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 13:31:18

    Oh this is so wonderful ,enjoy ,these days months and years pass so quickly ,my eldest was 50 last month …love Jan xx


  5. Karen @ If I Could Escape . . .
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 13:52:10

    That is adorable! Love it!


  6. TheMadHouse
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 15:15:38

    He is just adorable – lucky yoou


  7. Livi
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 18:48:30

    Absolutely beautiful writing, the love you feel for him just pours through in every word.
    What a beautiful picture too, such an adorable baby!


  8. MuddynoSugar
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 20:00:38

    Made me smile…lovely


  9. @jencull (jen)
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 21:36:14

    A babys laugh is the best sound ever, great photo, I can almost hear him:)


  10. Mummy V
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 21:55:03

    A lovely post, I felt my breath catch too as I read it! He is gorgeous.


  11. becky
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 22:18:58

    he looks like he really enjoys life! great post xx


  12. christinemosler
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 22:31:02

    Oh I am grinning from ear to ear, that’s lovely! What an infectious smile! x


  13. mummymatters
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 22:56:49

    That is such a lovely post, you have really captured how wonderful motherhood is and echoed so many of my own feelings. every feeling is stronger, love is deeper, fear more frightening, pride bursting – nothing compares does it! you have a real cutie there, I hope my little boy is as adorable!


  14. Muddling Along Mummy
    Jun 16, 2010 @ 23:08:13

    Beautiful – simply beautiful


  15. A Modern Mother
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 07:24:30

    What a cute pic!


  16. nudieprincess
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 08:13:47

    Such a lovely photograph, this theme should have been a vlog shouldn’t it- so difficult to sum up Motherhood with one image. There’s nothing better than the sound of a baby/child laughing. Mine has such an infectious, dirty laugh. We have recordings of it, it’s a sound I never want to forget. Love your blog by the way, glad to have found you. xx


  17. parklover
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 10:04:17

    That is sucha great photo. The opportunity to indulge in silliness and fun is surely one of the best aspects of parenthood!


  18. Heidi
    Jun 17, 2010 @ 16:32:55

    So sweet!


  19. nixdminx
    Jun 19, 2010 @ 22:17:50

    that’s such a brilliant photo – you can almost hear the laughter


  20. Sian - MummyTips
    Jun 21, 2010 @ 21:20:38

    Sian – MummyTips / CyberMummy Here…… I’ve just posted with the info you need in order to get your pic printed for the real life CyberMummy Gallery exhibition courtesy of Photobox.
    Do add htp://www.Mummy-tips to your blogroll if you like what you read…


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