Intense, overwhelming, heartwarming, heartbreaking, confronting, beautiful, surprising, exhausting, primal, instinctual, wonderful, empowering, magical, natural, frightening, questioning, experiential, emotional, stabilising, destabilising, fascinating, captivating, challenging, intimate, affirming, disarming, humbling.
My little baby girl finally arrived, five days late, on February 15. She is enchanting and adorable and the first three weeks of her life – and my new life – can definitely be described as all of the above. What a torrent of emotions giving birth and caring for a brand spanking new person brings. Carpe Diem!
*’Mother and Child’ painting by Pre-Raphaelite artist Frederic lord Leighton