Before getting pregnant I had no idea how this journey of motherhood would be until joining the mama´s team almost 14 months ago. The other day I had stumbled across this quote on the instagram feed of @msmarygrace –
“The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before. The woman existed, but the mother, never. A mother is something absolutely new.”
As soon as I read this I knew I had to write about it. When Lola was born I became a different person; another woman was born inside me. With all the craziness and joy that comes with having a newborn, I didn’t really have the time or the opportunity to say goodbye or to grieve my old self. My new self came without a proper introduction. I felt kind of weird in my new body and to be honest, a lot of times I still do. Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror and feel a little bit lost. My style has changed so much and quite honestly, I’m still looking for it more than a year later. A couple months ago I decided to get a haircut. It was more than just the need of revamping my locks; I felt the need for a big change to match my new self. And now here I am, growing as a woman and as a mother, learning how to embrace my new body and to feel confident in my own shoes. I’m taking baby steps but I’m getting there and I couldn’t feel better and lighter.
Have you experienced something like this? I’d love to know!
Lots of love,
Carina is a monthly LB blog contributor who talks about the journey of blending all parts of herself, old and new, with her newest role as mother. You can check out more of Carina at www.girlsjustwannahave.com