Tuesday, May 13, 2014

hop hop hop

Dear Olive,
I read an analogy on motherhood the other day that really resonated with me: on the one hand, becoming a mother is like losing a leg, but on the other hand, it's like winning the lottery. It's much the same way I feel. Would I rather have two legs but live in a caravan? Probably not. Because in addition to losing a part of myself, I have been gifted a whole lot more.
Here I am on mothers day, hopping around on my one leg - feeding Clancy in the sling, and trying to explain to an extremely uncooperative you why it would be nice for us to have a photo on my first mothers day as a mum of two. Feeling every part of that missing leg, but with the knowledge that I've been given a whole world of incredible love and wonder in the two of you.
I hope all the Mums had a wonderful mothers day (on one leg or two).



10 comments:

Nell said...

Excellent words and photos Kellie. Hope you got spoilt on Mother's Day xx

little earth stories said...

Such an apt analogy. Beautiful photos. Hope your Mother's Day was excellent! xx

Gaby said...

Olive looks like a teenager! X

What Larks Pip said...

That is the PERFECT analogy, right through to the hopping. Hope hopping with two is transitioning ok - I went slightly mad about six weeks into having two as I couldn't imagine how I would ever wash/cook dinner/drink a cup of hot coffee again, but now it's heaven (with a lot of hopping still).

jay said...

Oh hello lovely one, it has been a while since i visited, Congratulations on the birth of the beautiful Clancy (what a great name). I loved the sling when Ilo was a baby (and up til he was about three), it was great for him (especially when i nailed those walking and breastfeeding moments) and for Poe because then I could be more available to him (oh and i loved having ilo nestled so close to me all the time). big love to you 4!

Alex Sunday said...

oh, olive! she looks so mischievous in the second photo. happy mumma's day to you too! xo

Leanne Paxton said...

Oh dear. This made me giggle. I know exactly how you feel, as you cradle Clancy and hold Olive's hand. I felt the same after having Pops. As well as hopping I also felt I was doing that hokey pokey dance - one leg in, on leg out, in, out, in, out, shake it all about.... - but not in a fun way.

Leanne xx

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jasmine nile said...

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jasmine nile said...

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