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I believe now that women have more babies after their first not because they forget the pain of childbirth over time but because they remember every part of it – the excitement, hope & joy of discovery, wonder & awe at our ability to grow life inside our bodies, the indescribable feeling of holding your newborn for the first time. Finally there’s the realisation that those tiny creatures grow…and grow fast! They grow out of being exclusively ours & grow into being citizens of a big scary world & all we mothers can hope for is that they find themselves in a life of happiness, hope & strength to make us feel like it’s okay to let go – though we know that we never really could or do.


Posted by elmo77, 28th July 2013


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  • Both mine have left home. It certainly took some getting used to. After having babies in the house for 18 years, it took quite a bit of adapting. I’m close to them, sometimes there’s hard times, but there’s so many more good times. I often wish I’ld had more than 2 babies. Then I ask myself why? I have 2 beautiful, smart, loving, considerate, empathetic, loyal, hard working………..my pride and joy, you couldn’t find a more proud mum

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  • Very true! We experience so many different emotions as mothers.

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  • this was a lovely little story to read. i love being a mum and that will never change


    • it is amazing to watch a child grow and it is a beautiful process

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  • thanks for your story ,i liked it so much!

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  • thanks for your story ,i liked it so much

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  • <3 True! Also because you want your child to have siblings, grow up together and be loved together!

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  • Beautifully put! I agree, and now I’m feeling very clucky ;) It really is an amazing honour to be a Mum.

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